From the Washington Post ...
Last weekend, Dukes appeared at the Opening Day for a youth league in D.C. Dukes stayed through the entire parade and the festivities. He spoke to the players, etc. He quickly bolted for that night's game.
He was late to the Nationals' clubhouse by five minutes. The Nats have a zero-tolerance policy with Dukes and fined him $500. The Great Falls Little League heard of the fine and has raised money to pay it (free registration required). The league has the goal of $501, with the extra dollar for any "administrative expenses."
League president Jim Mraz: "It's not a question of whether this guy can afford the 500 bucks. We're just trying to send a message to our kids: He was here for us. Now we've got to be there for him."