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Where should the Expos move?

D.C.
13
30%
Virginia
4
9%
Las Vegas
14
32%
Peurto Rico
1
2%
Stay in Montreal
0
No votes
Winnipeg
1
2%
Other
11
25%
 
Total votes : 44

Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:00 pm

shortsavage wrote:Hehe and what is up with you guys calling me anything but my screen name. Mookie, you are the second guy in as many days from our NL only league to make up some weird name for me. This doesn't have anything to do with standings, does it B-) ?


Speaking from the cellar, I can say that it has nothing to do with the standings - I am the last one that wants to bring up the standings.

Maybe its the avatar - but I think that shortsausage is a better handle.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:02 pm

Berge20 wrote:DC

While Baltimore is relatively close, it is almost impossible for people who work past 5:30 to make it to 7pm starts. If Balt wanted to really accomodate the DC market fanbase, they would bump the starts to 7:30.

We are what, the 4th largest media market?
We've got a plan for stadium. Most of the critical infrastructure is in place already.

While we don't support the Wizards or Capitols very well, I'd say that's based on utter crappiness. Massive support for the Redskins, good, bad or ugly.


I don't think that it has to do with crappines.

DC is definitely a football town.

If coach Gibbs could wear a tracksuit and kick dirt on an ump baseball may do well in DC but even when they are doing ok the Caps can't draw flies there.
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Postby Amazinz » Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:03 pm

My personal bias aside, Norfolk is already head and shoulders above the competition. They already have the stadium funding in place and an interim stadium in place. It's a huge population center that doesn't get much recognition partially because it lacks a pro franchise. And it's a baseball market. The Norfolk Tides are one of the most profitable minor league clubs in the country.
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Postby shortsavage » Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:06 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:
shortsavage wrote:Hehe and what is up with you guys calling me anything but my screen name. Mookie, you are the second guy in as many days from our NL only league to make up some weird name for me. This doesn't have anything to do with standings, does it B-) ?


Speaking from the cellar, I can say that it has nothing to do with the standings - I am the last one that wants to bring up the standings.

Maybe its the avatar - but I think that shortsausage is a better handle.


Haha, find me a crab-sausage and I will contemplate changing my name :-b .
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:08 pm

There was a report a few months ago about them moving here in CT. They would be called the Connecticut Colonials or something. As much as I'd like to have a major sports team in CT, this state is already split in three ways:

Yankee fans
Met fans
Redsox fans

There would be nobody left for the Colonials. :,-(
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Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:15 pm

ajgnydc722 wrote:There was a report a few months ago about them moving here in CT. They would be called the Connecticut Colonials or something. As much as I'd like to have a major sports team in CT, this state is already split in three ways:

Yankee fans
Met fans
Redsox fans

There would be nobody left for the Colonials. :,-(


At least they could put away their old Whalers jerseys and get something new. I like the idea of CT - not a very far drive from Montreal.
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Postby Berge20 » Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:21 pm

Amazinz wrote:My personal bias aside, Norfolk is already head and shoulders above the competition. They already have the stadium funding in place and an interim stadium in place. It's a huge population center that doesn't get much recognition partially because it lacks a pro franchise. And it's a baseball market. The Norfolk Tides are one of the most profitable minor league clubs in the country.


DC has RFK we can use for a temporary home and funding mechanism has already been approved by the city gov't.

Regardless, this may very well be a one sports town. Still, hard to discount the size of the media market.

I'm bias though since I live here :)
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Postby Amazinz » Fri Jul 02, 2004 3:08 pm

Yes you're right I forgot D.C. had approved the stadium planning. I think their only roadblock is Angelos but I'm not sure his argument is carrying much weight with MLB.
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Postby ramble2 » Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:07 pm

Amazinz wrote:Yes you're right I forgot D.C. had approved the stadium planning. I think their only roadblock is Angelos but I'm not sure his argument is carrying much weight with MLB.


Angelos recently dropped his objection. Had the poll been "Where do you think the Expos WILL go?" then I would have voted D.C. I still think the Expos SHOULD go to Portland.
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Postby CrazyPooja90 » Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:26 pm

has anyone said New Orleans?

You could make the arguement that the market is too weak there cause hardly anyone goes to Hornet games, however the Zeyphers, a Stros farm team, is there and they are doing fine with the fans....
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