Nook Logan will be in control of some prime Washington real estate this year.
But he's starting to wonder if he should develop it or field it.
Logan is scheduled to be the starting center fielder for the Washington Nationals at RFK Stadium this season.
"RFK outfield ... it's huge," Logan said recently during the Nationals' preseason caravan stop at the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center in Hagerstown. "I came from Detroit where the outfield is big, but here ... the gaps are like 410 feet and the center-field fence is 425 feet. The dimensions of the ballpark aren't right."
The expansive area almost makes the George Washington Parkway look like a picnic grounds. But that's why Logan will be an important part of any successes the Nationals have while rebuilding in the 2007 season.
Logan is in the center of the field, along with shortstop Cristian Guzman and second baseman Felipe Lopez. That will make the middle trio the center of attention because defense will be a central plot for the Nationals.