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I’d like to reassure David Morton. At least one of his readers recognized “Virginia Is for Sluggers” (5/2) as a scathing satire of corporate-welfare stadiums in general and the D.C. baseball proposal in particular. You’d think that describing the project as “punishment” inflicted upon its neighbors as a “penance” would clue people in, but to judge from the response (The Mail, 5/9, 5/16), it would seem not.

Oh, well. There were people who thought that Jonathan Swift was seriously advocating cannibalism.

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