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#1 Posted on 22.7.04 1656.03
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http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1844551

They're now "likely" going to DC.
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#2 Posted on 22.7.04 1727.07
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Well, guess its time I go over to http://www.norfolkbaseballcompany.com and get on thier message boards and tell them I TOLD YOU SO. Somehow, those clowns in Norfolk were CONVINCED they were the best choice! LOL!

(edited by StaggerLee on 22.7.04 1528)

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#3 Posted on 22.7.04 2046.31
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The best plan would have been Vegas and the A.L. West for the Expos, while the D-Rays go to the N.L. East. Would have gone into a new market with a competitive team not hampering another team, and would have put the D-Rays in a division with 2 natural rivals. Now, baseball still has a Tampa franchise overmatched in their division, while Baltimore will be weakened and the Expos are going to a place that spit the bit twice already. As long as the Blue Jays pay in Canadian dollars, this almost guarantees New York/Boston 1-2 in the A.L East for the foreseeable future.
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#4 Posted on 22.7.04 2232.08
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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    As long as the Blue Jays pay in Canadian dollars


Maybe I read this wrong, but the Jays pay salaries in USD. Yes, they do take IN Canadian money, of course...
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#5 Posted on 23.7.11 0109.19
As much as I love my Washington Nationals baseball team, I would now be agog if they had in fact gone to Norfolk. I'd be able to go to the games, maybe! (Still planning on going to one in Washington sometime).
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#6 Posted on 23.7.04 0737.57
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    Originally posted by Kawshen
    They're now "likely" going to DC.

They've been moving for about five years. I will believe it when the moving vans back up to the stadium.
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#7 Posted on 23.7.04 0754.00
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The latest issue of Time's cover story, where Joel Stein lets us know that Vegas is fun, has a little blurb about there still being plans to move the Expos there.

Article's here...requires subscription. Sorry.
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#8 Posted on 23.7.04 0831.41
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Incidentally, as an Orioles fan I am not worried about the longterm effects of this. Hell, I'll go see the Nationals every once in a while...
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#9 Posted on 23.7.04 0910.28
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    Originally posted by Grimis
    Incidentally, as an Orioles fan I am not worried about the longterm effects of this. Hell, I'll go see the Nationals every once in a while...


I just HOPE they don't get the idea at the last minute to call them the Senators for their sake...using that name for a baseball team name may or may not be jinxed.

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#10 Posted on 23.7.04 0916.50
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    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Well, guess its time I go over to http://www.norfolkbaseballcompany.com and get on thier message boards and tell them I TOLD YOU SO. Somehow, those clowns in Norfolk were CONVINCED they were the best choice! LOL!


Hey, we can dream, can't we? Not that I am on the message board over there...but I was still hoping (though realizing it was a long shot) that we'd get a major league team to come to Norfolk. Oh well. The Tides will continue to keep me entertained and at $7.50 a ticket, I can't go wrong...I will miss David Wright though...
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#11 Posted on 23.7.04 0946.55
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    Originally posted by pieman
      Originally posted by Kawshen
      They're now "likely" going to DC.

    They've been moving for about five years. I will believe it when the moving vans back up to the stadium.


Even then it's not a done deal. The Seahawks moved to Anaheim a couple of years ago and the trucks DID leave, with protesters there and everything.

(Note for non-football fans: They DID come back, though.)
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#12 Posted on 23.7.04 0950.38
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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
      Originally posted by pieman
        Originally posted by Kawshen
        They're now "likely" going to DC.

      They've been moving for about five years. I will believe it when the moving vans back up to the stadium.


    Even then it's not a done deal. The Seahawks moved to Anaheim a couple of years ago and the trucks DID leave, with protesters there and everything.

    (Note for non-football fans: They DID come back, though.)


Yeah, but you know...fans in the D.C./Baltimore area, they're a little more sensitive than most when it comes to putting "team" and "moving trucks" in the same sentence. :)
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#13 Posted on 23.7.04 0959.32
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I never knew it got that far with the Seahawks...

    Originally posted by Blanket Jackson
    Yeah, but you know...fans in the D.C./Baltimore area, they're a little more sensitive than most when it comes to putting "team" and "moving trucks" in the same sentence. :)
I still flip off Mayflower moving vans whenever I see one...
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#14 Posted on 23.7.04 1159.41
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    Originally posted by pieman
      Originally posted by Kawshen
      They're now "likely" going to DC.

    They've been moving for about five years. I will believe it when the moving vans back up to the stadium.


I think actually, that this year we are having the seventh annual "Very last Expos game in Montreal... and this time we REALLY REALLY mean it."

Sometimes I feel like the Expos exist as a weird petri dish experiment to see just how badly you have to treat the fans until they won't stop coming.
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#15 Posted on 23.7.04 1746.58
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So is that the Expos' new name? The Nationals? I can't see them keeping the current team name. No matter where they go, I hope they change the name. It's my opinion that it'd be a chance to liven up MLB without watering down the league's talent like expansion would do.
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#16 Posted on 24.7.04 1406.10
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    Originally posted by Blanket Jackson


    I just HOPE they don't get the idea at the last minute to call them the Senators for their sake...using that name for a baseball team name may or may not be jinxed.




A small bit of irony in this being that the AA affiliate for the Expos is the Harrisburg Senators, a team that until recently had quite a successful run in the Eastern League, winning 4 straight championships from 1996-1999, as well as a win in 1993 (all after switching affiliation to the Expos). It was also the team where Vlad Guerrero rose to prominence.

Put this in the column for "may not be"?
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#17 Posted on 24.7.04 1748.51
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Who owns the Expos right now? Last I think I heard is the MLB owns them but will they continue to own them or sell them after they move to D.C.

(edited by XPacArmy on 24.7.04 1849)
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#18 Posted on 24.7.04 1754.10
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    Originally posted by XPacArmy
    Who owns the Expos right now? Last I think I heard is the MLB owns them but will they continue to own them or sell them after they move to D.C.

    (edited by XPacArmy on 24.7.04 1849)


I'm pretty sure they'd sell. MLB wants this whole situation to be over with as soon as possible... the only reason they even own the 'Spos is that they couldn't find a buyer beforehand (and Jeffrey Loria just HAS to have a team).
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#19 Posted on 27.7.04 1812.28
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I find it ironic that the "new" Washington DC team...which will be playing in the capital of the US... is from Canada.

(edited by estragand on 27.7.04 1612)
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#20 Posted on 28.7.04 1421.02
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    Originally posted by estragand
    I find it ironic that the "new" Washington DC team...which will be playing in the capital of the US... is from Canada.

    (edited by estragand on 27.7.04 1612)


How is that ironic?

I find it ironic that baseball is as American as apple pie, but apples originated in Asia.

http://www.appleofyourpie.com/apples/

Now that's irony.

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