MLB Eternal Offseason: The Astros Cheated and Still Lost

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by Timby, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. Herbert

    Herbert Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Wellllll....there was that group that wanted a team in Orlando. :guffaw:
     
  2. Skywalker

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    It's a shame there's a recently-built ballpark right in the middle of Uptown Charlotte, because that would be a great location for a new franchise.
     
  3. Kronos

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    Once the Panthers get some nice taxpayer money to move out of town to South Carolina you'll see Charlotte go hard after MLB.

    The lack of good cities won't matter when MLB will get billions in expansion fees.
     
  4. Jayson1

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    Maybe they should put another team in Florida. That way you can have 3 teams that the people of Florida don't care about. How about a team in Hawaii? Wouldn't have to worry about bad weather, ever.


    Jason
     
  5. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Nightlife, Baby! Moderator

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    Actually, it rains a lot in Hawaii.

    Still waiting for MLB to get it together. It's ridiculous they're sitting on all this ticket money without offering refunds.
     
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  6. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Miami would take some free tickets to Epcot Center in exchange for the Marlins.
     
  7. Timby

    Timby You will choke on those words, Guile. Administrator

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    Charlotte ain't happening, not after they just spent oodles of money on a AAAA-level mallpark for the Knights (and no one attends the games).
     
  8. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Refunds are the responsibility of the individual ballparks, aren't they? Not the teams, or MLB in general?
     
  9. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Nightlife, Baby! Moderator

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    But until they decide what kind of season they're going to have, when and where they're going to have it, all games are considered "postponed", and therefore non-refundable. That's an MLB decision.
     
  10. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Not necessarily.

    I was supposed to see some games in Toronto last week. Officially they are postponed, but Ticketmaster is refunding them.
     
  11. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Nightlife, Baby! Moderator

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    Interesting.

    Our tickets are not from Ticketmaster, and they aren't in Canada.

    There's nothing on the Angels website, and no link to request refunds.

    I'm going to have to dig into it further. Our games are in early July, maybe that's part of it.
     
  12. Mr. Laser Beam

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    They might also have not actually been postponed yet.

    That's the case with the Yankee games I was supposed to see in June. Obviously they won't be played, but Ticketmaster still lists them as on schedule.

    Ticketmaster is refunding my Toronto games because they HAVE been postponed. The Yankee games haven't been, at least not yet.
     
  13. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Nightlife, Baby! Moderator

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    That’s what I was saying originally. That’s not an Angels decision. But yeah, if anyone thinks there are going to be 60,000 fans at Angels Stadium in 6 weeks they’re delusional.
     
  14. Timby

    Timby You will choke on those words, Guile. Administrator

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    Edit: 40 percent or less of their annual salary under the deal, and that's after the MLBPA agreed to a prorated salary reduction.

    Fuck MLB so hard. Pay your labor, you assholes.
     
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  15. tomalak301

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    Reading that makes me think we won't have any Baseball for a while. Why would the players association want to do that. God after hearing what the NHL is coming up with and realizing that because my team is out, I really couldn't give a damn, I was looking forward to the MLB and what they might have to offer. The prospects don't look good. :(
     
  16. BillJ

    BillJ History's Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    Whatever the players give up now, it will be impossible to get back when it comes time to negotiate the CBA.
     
  17. Kronos

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    Nice, turn the lower paid guys against the higher paid ones, isn't that in Union busting 101?
     
  18. Timby

    Timby You will choke on those words, Guile. Administrator

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    Manfred literally made his bones busting unions back in the 1970s, and he was MLB's chief labor lawyer during the labor disputes in the '80s and especially the 1994 strike.

    This is his bread and butter.
     
  19. Jayson1

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    So another World Series cancelled. It's 1994 all over again.

    Jason
     
  20. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Nightlife, Baby! Moderator

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    I sent an email to the Angels a couple of days ago. They quickly and politely refunded all my money.

    Bummer, but good customer service.
     
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