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Old August 11 2013, 12:19 AM   #1
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Which baseball team is going to move to London?

Just two years before Buck Bokai's rookie season with the London Kings, we have yet to see any sort of expansion of the MLB to Europe. And since the 2015 London Kings are one of the greatest teams of all time, we have to assume that these are not expansion teams, they are an existing franchise moving to London.

So what are the series of events that will cause the London Kings to win in 2015? Could it be that a sudden economic surge in the UK cause some of the collapsing American cities to have to move their teams overseas? Could the London Kings be the Detroit Tigers?
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Old August 11 2013, 12:23 AM   #2
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Re: Which baseball team is going to move to London?

There's no reason the London Kings couldn't have been a great team and still be an expansion. Lots of real life expansion teams have gotten into, or even won, the World Series in a short time after their 'birth' - the Florida (now Miami) Marlins were created in 1993 and won the World Series in 1997, and the Arizona Diamondbacks debuted in 1998 and won the 2001 WS.
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Old August 11 2013, 12:37 AM   #3
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Re: Which baseball team is going to move to London?

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we have yet to see any sort of expansion of the MLB to Europe.
Thankfully.

On the other hand, my city is one of the few Italian cities to have a professional baseball team, the Fortitudo Bologna, who plays in the tiny Italian Baseball League.
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Old August 11 2013, 12:45 AM   #4
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Re: Which baseball team is going to move to London?

And Italy had a team in the World Baseball Classic (the Pirates' closer, Jason Grilli, pitched for them).
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Old August 11 2013, 12:48 AM   #5
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Re: Which baseball team is going to move to London?

Well, that's it then. The Fortitudo Bologna moves to London, changes their name to London Kings, and Bokai leads them to the World Series.
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Old August 11 2013, 12:59 AM   #6
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At last they will actually be the World Series.
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Old August 11 2013, 01:07 AM   #7
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Re: Which baseball team is going to move to London?

I see MLB expanding into Japan or Latin America before Europe. There's more of a fan base to be had there despite all the other problems of such an expansion.
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Old August 11 2013, 01:26 AM   #8
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Re: Which baseball team is going to move to London?

I'm just happy somebody other than myself started a baseball thread.
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Old August 11 2013, 01:38 AM   #9
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The Angels always have the potential to move to London in name only.
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Old August 11 2013, 08:01 AM   #10
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No no no, the London Kings aren't winning the 2015 World Series. The Cubs are. Back to the Future Part II said so.
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Old August 11 2013, 08:19 AM   #11
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Maybe it's actually London, Ontario?
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Old August 11 2013, 08:24 AM   #12
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No no no, the London Kings aren't winning the 2015 World Series. The Cubs are. Back to the Future Part II said so.
Yeah well Epstein's got a lot of work to do in the next year if he's gonna pull that off. Here's hoping.
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Old August 11 2013, 08:43 AM   #13
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The Kings don't win the World Series until about 15 years after Bokai joins the team. In 2015, he's just a rookie.
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Old August 11 2013, 08:46 AM   #14
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No no no, the London Kings aren't winning the 2015 World Series. The Cubs are.
Oh man, I just bet on Miami.
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Old August 11 2013, 08:56 AM   #15
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It would have been hilarious if the Marlins moved to the AL instead of the Astros. Then that might have been possible.
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