Officials in Winchester, Va., have reportedly presented a proposal to Hagerstown Suns majority owner Bruce Quinn that could result in a new multiuse stadium being built to lure the longtime minor league baseball team there, according to an unconfirmed published report.
But the report did not trouble city Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II, who said at Hagerstown City Council meeting Tuesday night that there has “definitely” been progress toward a new long-term lease to keep the Class A affiliate of the Washington Nationals from moving.
“I believe that we’re very close to a lease, which is why there’s no decision being made in Winchester right now,” Bruchey said after the council meeting. “I also know that comments made in ... The Winchester Star from Mr. Deskins were very pointed. And we appreciate that.”
Earlier Tuesday, The Winchester Star reported that Jim Deskins, executive director of the Winchester Economic Development Authority, had delivered a proposal to Quinn, but the team owner requested more time to consider his options.