MLB Offseason: MLB finally found a way to suspend the Astros

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  1. Herbert

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    This is interesting. Some foul language so be careful with the volume

     
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  2. Kronos

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    Isn't it way past time baseball just moved past signs? head sets, wrist bans with the plays on them, you know stuff other sports have been doing for years.
     
  3. Ar-Pharazon

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    Then it moves from stealing signs via camera to hacking the frequency of their radio. Cheaters gonna cheat.
     
  4. Herbert

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    You may not be able to stop it but you can make it more difficult to cheat.
     
  5. Mr. Laser Beam

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    "Orlando Dreamers"? :guffaw:
     
  6. BillJ

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    That's pretty rough. Thou I guess it is a dream to get an expansion team considering you have multiple clubs stumbling at the gate that need a new home. Plus, I wonder about the viability of Orlando after both Tampa Bay and Miami have faceplanted at the gate?
     
  7. Mr. Laser Beam

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    They should just re-use the name from Orlando's old XFL team. "Orlando Rage" has a nice ring to it...
     
  8. BillJ

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    Not a chance. Any team that ends up in Orlando is going to be jonesing for those Disney corporate dollars.

    Likely why 'Dreamers' was chosen to begin with.
     
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    Oh man, that logo.

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  10. cardinal biggles

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    I think Orlando Magic would be a better name for the team. Is there some sort of rule that teams of different sports can't have the same name in the same city? It worked OK for the Giants between 1925 and 1957, and the Cardinals between 1960 and 1987.
     
  11. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I don't think there is such a rule.

    AFAIK, when NYC had the baseball and football Giants, they had absolutely nothing to do with each other except for the name. Meaning, they weren't owned by the same people or anything like that. Although they did once share a stadium (the Polo Grounds, before the football Giants moved into old Yankee Stadium).

    Same goes for the "Cardinals" in St. Louis. The baseball and football teams with that name were completely separate. They just happened to both be called Cardinals. And like the Giants, they once shared a stadium (Busch II).

    Although as it's been several decades since this happened, it's entirely possible that copyright/trademark laws have changed in the interim. So if Orlando got a MLB team and wanted to call it Magic (which I honestly doubt they would, professional courtesy and all that), they might not be able to.
     
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  12. Kronos

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    Once Montreal steals the Rays Orlando will be a good city for other teams to use for blackmail purposes.
     
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    And also, the football Cardinals were originally from Chicago, they just moved to St. Louis, as opposed to always being there like the baseball Cardinals.
     
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    Exactly right. The Cardinals football team originated in Chicago and played at a number of parks including Comiskey I and Wrigley Field (also 4 games at Soldier Field 12 years before the Bears moved there).

    For the current NY Giants, legally the full name is "New York Football Giants", since they came some 40 years after the baseball team.
     
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    I'm surprised that Gabe Kapler got another manager job so quickly.
     
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    In that case, the name should have been Orlando Disney Princesses but that's probably whoring a bit too overtly.

    What an ass stupid idea to put another MLB team in Florida. :rolleyes:
     
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  17. BillJ

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    Grandal to the White Sox, four years/$73 million.
     
  18. Ar-Pharazon

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    The White Sox aren't crying poor like their crosstown rivals. They've also given Jose Abreu a 3 year/$50M extension.

    They could be trouble in the AL this year.
     
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    I'm just glad that Ellsbury ended up being a horrible free agent signing for the Yankees. It was a stupid contract at the time.