johnsamo wrote:I don't think MLB will ever give Vegas a team... That whole gambling thing. All those players, all that sports betting. best to keep it separate, too many chances for scandals.
San Antonio is a much likelier option, but it'd be a shame for Miami not too have a team.
I hear this arguement aganist Vegas so often it has become cliche. Vegas can have a sports team. It will be very successful too. The vices a player will face in Vegas can be found in New York, LA... every big city. It is just out in the open with Vegas. We live in an age were a player could bet over the Internet easier than walking into the Tropicana. Vegas is an excellent market, ripe for a franchise.
I completely agree. I think that Vegas might actually be tougher for an athlete to get some gambling done just because everyone would be looking for it. Nobody really expects someone in say Cincy, to be in a gambling ring as much as they would someone playing in Vegas. I guarantee there would be a lot of security watching out for players were a team ever moved to Vegas.
As fas as markets go, Vegas would be excellent for a team. It's got good weather for baseball and is full of people from all around the country. There are so many retirees going to Vegas now to live that a baseball fan base would be quite easy to set up. Even if they don't get behind the Marlins (or whatever they would be called there), they would still show up to the park to see their favorite teams from their former hometowns. I don't think anything but positives would come out of a move to Vegas.