MLB 2022 Season: Just enough for the Angels to lose by one

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by Timby, Apr 6, 2022.

  1. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

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    Sounds like the A's might be better off in LV with the Raiders.
     
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  2. 1001001

    1001001 Do You Really Wanna Taste It? Moderator

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    I remember watching an A's game many years ago when the attendance was something like 600.

    :lol:
     
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    1001001 Do You Really Wanna Taste It? Moderator

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    You must have been remembering the feral cat population count ;)
     
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  5. Worf factor9

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    Back in the early 80's a Cleveland buddy and I went to watch the team formerly known as the Indians at old Municipal Stadium. We bought reserve seats IIRC and eventually moved down to seats behind home plate. It was against the Royals so at least I got to see George Brett and the field where Jim Brown played. My fuzzy guesstimate would be that there wasn't over one thousand there that day.
     
  6. Aragorn

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    Dave Stewart is leading a group trying to bring the MLB to Nashville. He says that once the situations with the A's and Rays get settled, expansion is next and that's what they're shooting for.

    There's also a group in Portland trying to bring the MLB there.
     
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  7. Worf factor9

    Worf factor9 Commodore Commodore

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    Why not just buyout Tampa?
     
  8. BillJ

    BillJ Former Democrat Premium Member

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    Stewart better have some deep pocketed folks involved, as the price tag is liable to come in at $2-4 billion dollars. Don't need a repeat of Miami where the ownership has no real money to spend.
     
  9. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I'd prefer Montréal get another Expos team before any of those other cities get a crack at it.
     
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  10. BillJ

    BillJ Former Democrat Premium Member

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    They didn't do very well supporting them the first time around. IIRC, they cared so little that the Expos had issues even getting TV and radio contracts. I'd much rather see a new city get a chance than trying to resurrect failed markets.
     
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  11. Mr. Laser Beam

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    The problem in Montréal was never the fans. The problem was the shitty stadium.

    And the totally incompetent team ownership.

    And the 1994 strike which damn near made the Expos go bankrupt.

    Of course an Expos II would require a new stadium - and I've said it before, so I'll say it again, I DON'T FUCKING GIVE A RAT'S ASS WHO PAYS FOR IT :rolleyes: - but if that could be accomplished, the fans would come.
     
  12. Aragorn

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    https://www.tennessean.com/story/sp...wart-diverse-ownership-initiative/7374741001/

    "Stewart, the first Black general manager in MLB, has been involved with the group since its formation in 2019. The group includes businessman John Loar and former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as well as investors including Darius Rucker and Justin Timberlake. Stewart said the group plans to raise $2 billion to purchase an expansion team."

    "Music City Baseball has stated that it would pursue an MLB team either by relocation or expansion. ESPN reported that the MLB would pursue expansion within the next five years."
     
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    I really don't see MLB going back to Montreal any time soon. I doubt they'd even consider expanding to Toronto if the Blue Jays weren't already established there.
     
  14. Ar-Pharazon

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    Saskatoon maybe?
     
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  15. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I wonder if Angel Hernandez will become the first umpire to actually have a pitch thrown at him.

    Seriously, I'm sure no umpire has ever been intentionally plunked, but if it's ever gonna happen...it'll be that guy. Count on it.
     
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  16. Ar-Pharazon

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    I wanna say I've seen one or two instances where if definitely looked like the pitcher & catcher made that happen. The pitcher threw some high heat and the catcher "forgot" to go up and get it, like a real lazy attempt.

    There's this story from 2017: https://bleacherreport.com/articles...tionally-hitting-umpire-with-pitch-vs-indians
    What I think I remember was many years earlier than that.
     
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  17. Timby

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    Not sure the rolleyes are really needed. Literally every major economic study done within the last 25 years has debunked the empty idea that public financing of sports venues leads to municipal growth (in large part because of the extreme amount of bond financing that needs to be taken out).

    Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami, for example, are going to be paying off the bonds for the Marlins' stadium until the late 2040s at the soonest. That's a horseshit way of spending public money, to the level that I'd call it official malfeasance and a breach of fiduciary duty.
     
  18. Worf factor9

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    :guffaw:

    It seems to be an almost universal opinion, that guy sucks out loud and gives the perfect excuse for umps being replaced with computers or a centerfield camera.
     
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  19. BillJ

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    I love when people have no issue spending other people's money on frivolous shit that ends up damaging those communities financially over the long run. :lol:

    Here in Cincinnati, the Bengals are looking for another half-billion dollars for upgrades to Paul Brown Stadium. Fuck them.
     
  20. Mr. Laser Beam

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    And he even made Kyle Schwarber (who's normally very even-keeled) blow up!

     
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