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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:03 am

El Guapo wrote:
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Rangers and Rockies winning in nailbiters made for a good evening. :ninja:
That was a very 2019 Red Sox game, unfortunately.
Wednesday's game got moved up. Apparently there's something else going on that night.
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Dodgers meltdown against the lowly Angels in the eighth - how sweet it is! :clap:
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Post by Lorini » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:18 pm

Jaymann wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Dodgers meltdown against the lowly Angels in the eighth - how sweet it is! :clap:
Can you friggin' believe they are going to give friggin' Joe Kelly a bobblehead night on Thursday? I mean WTF??
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Lorini wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:18 pm
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Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Dodgers meltdown against the lowly Angels in the eighth - how sweet it is! :clap:
Can you friggin' believe they are going to give friggin' Joe Kelly a bobblehead night on Thursday? I mean WTF??
The Angels should get a case of them to display in the dugout.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:10 pm

I don’t thin Hernandez is going to get a quality start for the Red Sox.
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Post by Octavious » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:00 pm

Yankee stadium is dumb. Watching people hit opposite field line drives for home runs is the best!
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Post by Lorini » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:48 am

Poor Seager, he's probably out six weeks. Justin Turner was saying that Seager being on the bases so much plus the high heat (for SoCal) probably contributed to the (probable) Grade 2 pulled hamstring.

So the Dodgers finally lost a series. It had to happen as the offense has come down to earth.

Also El Guapo, Sox need to get ball. Yes. That Pence shot is hilarious.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:11 am

Lorini wrote:
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Also El Guapo, Sox need to get ball. Yes. That Pence shot is hilarious.
That was pretty funny.
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by El Guapo » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:52 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:11 am
Lorini wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:48 am
Also El Guapo, Sox need to get ball. Yes. That Pence shot is hilarious.
That was pretty funny.
Yeah... I mean, on the plus side, they're going to be able to make a pretty great blooper reel after this Red Sox season is over.

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Post by Lorini » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:42 pm

El Guapo wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:52 pm
Isgrimnur wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:11 am
Lorini wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:48 am
Also El Guapo, Sox need to get ball. Yes. That Pence shot is hilarious.
That was pretty funny.
Yeah... I mean, on the plus side, they're going to be able to make a pretty great blooper reel after this Red Sox season is over.
What was the center fielder doing? Why didn't he get the ball? I couldn't figure that out.
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by El Guapo » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:30 am

Lorini wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:42 pm
El Guapo wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:52 pm
Isgrimnur wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:11 am
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Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:48 am
Also El Guapo, Sox need to get ball. Yes. That Pence shot is hilarious.
That was pretty funny.
Yeah... I mean, on the plus side, they're going to be able to make a pretty great blooper reel after this Red Sox season is over.
What was the center fielder doing? Why didn't he get the ball? I couldn't figure that out.
I'm guessing that by the time he realized that the right fielder (Holt) wasn't getting the ball it was too late for him to get to it? Or maybe he also thought it went out at first?

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Post by Lorini » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:46 pm

Uh Maddon maybe Lester's foot isn’t alright. Just sayin
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Post by Lorini » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:18 am

Of course Darvish comes back to Dodger Stadium and pitches like Sandy Koufax. Of course.
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Post by ImLawBoy » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:04 am

I was kind of expecting the Cubs to only take one game out of four in LA, but I didn't expect it to be the Darvish start. The Cubs certainly had their chances at the end of the last game there, but just couldn't quite get it done.

On a tangential note, the College World Series is under way in Omaha, and Michigan is playing in it for the first time since 1984 (when some scrubs named Chris Sabo, Jim Abbott, and Barry Larkin were wearing the maize and blue). We were among the last four in the tournament, but we beat the defending champs Oregon State in the Corvalis regional and then took 2 of 3 from overall 1 seed UCLA to make the CWS. We won the first game Saturday against Texas Tech (avenging somewhat the basketball tourney?) and face Florida State on Monday (also one of the last four in). Go Blue!
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Post by Octavious » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:51 am

The Mets are very very bad. Alonso is very very good. Dear god he hit the 3rd deck in Citi Field. Nobody does that. :lol:
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by LawBeefaroni » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:56 am

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I was kind of expecting the Cubs to only take one game out of four in LA, but I didn't expect it to be the Darvish start. The Cubs certainly had their chances at the end of the last game there, but just couldn't quite get it done.

On a tangential note, the College World Series is under way in Omaha, and Michigan is playing in it for the first time since 1984 (when some scrubs named Chris Sabo, Jim Abbott, and Barry Larkin were wearing the maize and blue). We were among the last four in the tournament, but we beat the defending champs Oregon State in the Corvalis regional and then took 2 of 3 from overall 1 seed UCLA to make the CWS. We won the first game Saturday against Texas Tech (avenging somewhat the basketball tourney?) and face Florida State on Monday (also one of the last four in). Go Blue!
I was at Jewel-Osco (Jewels) picking up some emergency beer and they had the game on in their lounge area (?) by the checkout. Was pleasantly shocked to see them in the CWS.

And now playing FSU? Get 'em, boys!
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by Lorini » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:19 pm

Now THAT'S the Dodgers I know and love. Kershaw pitched 7 scoreless innings against the Giants :D
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Post by stessier » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:38 pm

Being able to kick the littlest kid in class after they've fallen down is always something to celebrate. :P
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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:39 pm

stessier wrote:
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Being able to kick the littlest kid in class after they've fallen down is always something to celebrate. :P
The SF WS banners are a lot less dusty than those in LA.
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by stessier » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:42 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:39 pm
stessier wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:38 pm
Being able to kick the littlest kid in class after they've fallen down is always something to celebrate. :P
The SF WS banners are a lot less dusty than those in LA.
Okay, but celebrating beating a last place team says a lot about a fan base and their expectations for their team.
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Post by ImLawBoy » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:44 pm

stessier wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:42 pm
Isgrimnur wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:39 pm
stessier wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:38 pm
Being able to kick the littlest kid in class after they've fallen down is always something to celebrate. :P
The SF WS banners are a lot less dusty than those in LA.
Okay, but celebrating beating a last place team says a lot about a fan base and their expectations for their team.
Or it's just more rivalry banter that Lorini and naednek seem to enjoy, and we probably shouldn't read too much into it beyond that.
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by stessier » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:52 pm

ImLawBoy wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:44 pm
stessier wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:42 pm
Isgrimnur wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:39 pm
stessier wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:38 pm
Being able to kick the littlest kid in class after they've fallen down is always something to celebrate. :P
The SF WS banners are a lot less dusty than those in LA.
Okay, but celebrating beating a last place team says a lot about a fan base and their expectations for their team.
Or it's just more rivalry banter that Lorini and naednek seem to enjoy, and we probably shouldn't read too much into it beyond that.
Nawww. That's not much fun. It's much more interesting to clap back at the team with the best record.
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by LawBeefaroni » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:12 pm

My daughter asked me who Jim Edmonds was yesterday. I was pretty pleased, thinking she found an old baseball card or saw a video of one of his theatrical catches. Nope, I guess he got caught sexting and his wife is a "social influencer" so this generation will only know him as a cheater and a douche.



Just like the previous generations.


*Ba dum*

(Not really, just too good of a line. I always thought he was fun to watch even if his antics in the outfield were a bit much. No idea if he juiced.)
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Post by ImLawBoy » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:17 pm

The year he spent with the Cubs was a bit surreal. Cubs fans had spent a lot of energy loathing him, and then we had to cheer for him.
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Post by Jaymann » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:56 pm

I'll never forget "The Catch" he made for the Angels:

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Post by Lorini » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:53 pm

ImLawBoy wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:44 pm
stessier wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:42 pm
Isgrimnur wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:39 pm
stessier wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:38 pm
Being able to kick the littlest kid in class after they've fallen down is always something to celebrate. :P
The SF WS banners are a lot less dusty than those in LA.
Okay, but celebrating beating a last place team says a lot about a fan base and their expectations for their team.
Or it's just more rivalry banter that Lorini and naednek seem to enjoy, and we probably shouldn't read too much into it beyond that.
Obviously? Like the Giants can actually read anything I say. It's not OK to celebrate beating a rival?? Really? This is sports, nothing actually personal. How much money do those Giants players make??

Where is the problem here?
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by Lorini » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:22 pm

In other news, the shooting of David Ortiz was apparently a case of mistaken identity (??????????????????????????????????????????????????). The shooter was supposed to shoot the much shorter and fair skinned guy sitting next to Big Papi, not Big Papi.

That seems amazing to me. I'm sorry anyone would get shot for any reason but one would think Big Papi is pretty well known in the Dominican Republic.
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by naednek » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:37 pm

ImLawBoy wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:44 pm
stessier wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:42 pm
Isgrimnur wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:39 pm
stessier wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:38 pm
Being able to kick the littlest kid in class after they've fallen down is always something to celebrate. :P
The SF WS banners are a lot less dusty than those in LA.
Okay, but celebrating beating a last place team says a lot about a fan base and their expectations for their team.
Or it's just more rivalry banter that Lorini and naednek seem to enjoy, and we probably shouldn't read too much into it beyond that.
This. All don't worry, I get the last laugh, because we all know they can't win in the post season.
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by El Guapo » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:41 pm

naednek wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:37 pm
ImLawBoy wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:44 pm
stessier wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:42 pm
Isgrimnur wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:39 pm
stessier wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:38 pm
Being able to kick the littlest kid in class after they've fallen down is always something to celebrate. :P
The SF WS banners are a lot less dusty than those in LA.
Okay, but celebrating beating a last place team says a lot about a fan base and their expectations for their team.
Or it's just more rivalry banter that Lorini and naednek seem to enjoy, and we probably shouldn't read too much into it beyond that.
This. All don't worry, I get the last laugh, because we all know they can't win in the post season.
Frankly, it's pathetic that they only made it to the World Series last year.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:50 pm

El Guapo wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:41 pm
naednek wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:37 pm
ImLawBoy wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:44 pm
stessier wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:42 pm
Isgrimnur wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:39 pm
stessier wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:38 pm
Being able to kick the littlest kid in class after they've fallen down is always something to celebrate. :P
The SF WS banners are a lot less dusty than those in LA.
Okay, but celebrating beating a last place team says a lot about a fan base and their expectations for their team.
Or it's just more rivalry banter that Lorini and naednek seem to enjoy, and we probably shouldn't read too much into it beyond that.
This. All don't worry, I get the last laugh, because we all know they can't win in the post season.
Frankly, it's pathetic that they only made it to the World Series last year.
I mean honestly, who loses two World Serieses in a row?
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Post by naednek » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:51 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:50 pm
El Guapo wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:41 pm
naednek wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:37 pm
ImLawBoy wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:44 pm
stessier wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:42 pm
Isgrimnur wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:39 pm
stessier wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:38 pm
Being able to kick the littlest kid in class after they've fallen down is always something to celebrate. :P
The SF WS banners are a lot less dusty than those in LA.
Okay, but celebrating beating a last place team says a lot about a fan base and their expectations for their team.
Or it's just more rivalry banter that Lorini and naednek seem to enjoy, and we probably shouldn't read too much into it beyond that.
This. All don't worry, I get the last laugh, because we all know they can't win in the post season.
Frankly, it's pathetic that they only made it to the World Series last year.
I mean honestly, who loses two World Serieses in a row?
The dodgers. And before that they couldn't even get past the playoffs. It's awesome to watch. So much success during the season, and then just fall apart in the post season.
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by El Guapo » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:53 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:50 pm
El Guapo wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:41 pm
naednek wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:37 pm
ImLawBoy wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:44 pm
stessier wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:42 pm
Isgrimnur wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:39 pm
stessier wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:38 pm
Being able to kick the littlest kid in class after they've fallen down is always something to celebrate. :P
The SF WS banners are a lot less dusty than those in LA.
Okay, but celebrating beating a last place team says a lot about a fan base and their expectations for their team.
Or it's just more rivalry banter that Lorini and naednek seem to enjoy, and we probably shouldn't read too much into it beyond that.
This. All don't worry, I get the last laugh, because we all know they can't win in the post season.
Frankly, it's pathetic that they only made it to the World Series last year.
I mean honestly, who loses two World Serieses in a row?
And they lost to a team that won a mere 108 games in the regular season! I'm surprised that they all didn't just retire in shame.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:04 pm

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The Dodgers are the 28th team to lose a World Series but return the next year -- including three that lost two in a row before qualifying for a third. Fifteen of those 28 succeeded where they had failed a season earlier and claimed a championship.
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by Lorini » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:19 pm

Hey at least we have the pennant going for two years in a row!!!!

Who knows what's going to happen this year. We may have just lost one of our cornerstone pitchers.

And yes, why we allow Kershaw to pitch in the WS is a mystery to me.
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by Lorini » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:20 pm

naednek wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:37 pm
ImLawBoy wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:44 pm
stessier wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:42 pm
Isgrimnur wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:39 pm
stessier wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:38 pm
Being able to kick the littlest kid in class after they've fallen down is always something to celebrate. :P
The SF WS banners are a lot less dusty than those in LA.
Okay, but celebrating beating a last place team says a lot about a fan base and their expectations for their team.
Or it's just more rivalry banter that Lorini and naednek seem to enjoy, and we probably shouldn't read too much into it beyond that.
This. All don't worry, I get the last laugh, because we all know they can't win in the post season.
naednek is the best trash talker on this board. Glad to be able to get his attention :)
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by stessier » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:39 pm

It would be interesting to see if this would actually work.

Rays to explore splitting games with Montreal
The Tampa Bay Rays have received permission from Major League Baseball's executive council to explore a plan in which they would play early-season home games in the Tampa Bay area and the remainder of the year in Montreal, commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday.

While the plan is in its nascent stages, the Rays have embraced the two-city solution as the most feasible to saving baseball in the Tampa Bay area after years of failed attempts to build a new stadium in the region, sources said.

Under the plan, the Rays would play in new stadiums in both the Tampa Bay area and Montreal, sources said. The number of home games each city would receive has not been determined, sources said.

Manfred referred to the idea of a two-city Rays team as a long-term project.

The ability to play games early in the season in Florida would preclude the need for a domed stadium, cutting the cost of a new building.
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Post by Asharak » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:22 pm

Huh?
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saving baseball in the Tampa Bay area after years of failed attempts to build a new stadium

[...]

Under the plan, the Rays would play in new stadiums in both the Tampa Bay area and Montreal
If Tampa baseball needs saving because they can't get a new stadium built there, how does a plan that apparently hinges on getting new stadiums in both Montreal AND Tampa help with that?

I mean... more baseball in Canada is good, so OK. But color me sceptical that this goes anywhere meaningful.

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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by stessier » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:24 pm

Asharak wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:22 pm
Huh?
stessier wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:39 pm
saving baseball in the Tampa Bay area after years of failed attempts to build a new stadium

[...]

Under the plan, the Rays would play in new stadiums in both the Tampa Bay area and Montreal
If Tampa baseball needs saving because they can't get a new stadium built there, how does a plan that apparently hinges on getting new stadiums in both Montreal AND Tampa help with that?

I mean... more baseball in Canada is good, so OK. But color me sceptical that this goes anywhere meaningful.

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The stadium in FL could be built as open air which would significantly lower the cost. That (apparently) has been the big sticking point. Then the Rays would play the early games in FL and the later games (when it is much warmer) in MTL.
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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by El Guapo » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:24 pm

Asharak wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:22 pm
Huh?
stessier wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:39 pm
saving baseball in the Tampa Bay area after years of failed attempts to build a new stadium

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Under the plan, the Rays would play in new stadiums in both the Tampa Bay area and Montreal
If Tampa baseball needs saving because they can't get a new stadium built there, how does a plan that apparently hinges on getting new stadiums in both Montreal AND Tampa help with that?

I mean... more baseball in Canada is good, so OK. But color me sceptical that this goes anywhere meaningful.

- Ash
I imagine that at least part of the point here would be to threaten Tampa Bay with a pretty explicit threat to leave, and also make it easier for the Rays to leave if they ultimately decided to do that (since they would already have a stadium in place in Montreal).

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Re: MLB Season 2019

Post by Asharak » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:30 pm

stessier wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:24 pm
The stadium in FL could be built as open air which would significantly lower the cost.
Ah. I assumed the comment about precluding the need for a domed stadium was in reference to not needing one in Montreal, given that they wouldn't be playing there in March/April when there could still be snow on the ground.

I'm still sceptical but I suppose that makes slightly more sense.
El Guapo wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:24 pm
I imagine that at least part of the point here would be to threaten Tampa Bay with a pretty explicit threat to leave
This seems much more like a typical MLB ownership's modus operandi. I mean, heaven forfend they actually pay for their own multi-million-dollar-revenue-generating business venue. Sometimes I wonder if owners are actually unwilling to do that or if they just get bullied by the other owners into not doing it so as not to set a precedent that the next owner who wants a stadium would have to pay for it, too.

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