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http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1890201

Washington's wait could be almost over.

Exactly 33 years after the Washington Senators played their final game, the nation's capital might learn on Thursday that major league baseball plans to return next season.

Several baseball officials said Monday that the most likely day for an announcement that Washington, D.C., has been selected for the future home of the Montreal Expos is Thursday, although there was a slight chance the timetable could be moved up.


If you look at that article, you see that the Rangers kept the rights to the Senators name, so I guess they'll be the Washington Expos. Unless they can come up with some Washington/Americana style nickname in such short notice.




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They'll probably trot out Nationals. That was the name being thrown around when DC was one of the finalists for the '93 expansion round.

This also means we avoid the name "Virginia Fury"



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With the team being as bad as it is, I want to see the Washington Generals take the field in 2005.



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The Washington Filibusters?



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Well, considering the other major teams aren't named after the government, I doubt this team will.

The Washington Redskins (NFL)
The DC United (MLS)
The Washington Wizards (NBA)

There used to be a NHL. The Washington Capitals.

Here are some thoughts:
Commodores, Democracy, Dragons, Eagles, Federals (The Fed), Patriots, DC Senators.





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    Originally posted by Zeruel
    DC Senators.



I believe the Texas Rangers still own the rights to use the name "Senators".
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Looks like Angelos has been able to extract quite a ransom for this.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&id=1888266


    According to baseball sources, MLB offered the Orioles owner two fascinating incentives:

    # Baseball is willing to guarantee that the Orioles will earn a still-to-be-negotiated minimum in annual revenues. If their revenues fall below that figure, MLB would make up the difference.

    # Baseball also is willing to guarantee a minimum franchise value for the Orioles. So if Angelos attempts to sell the team and can't find a buyer willing to pay that amount, MLB also would make up that difference.

    Beyond those measures, baseball will help establish a new regional sports network in the Baltimore-Washington area that would enable the Orioles to continue to televise games in Washington and its Virginia suburbs.


Seems like a pretty crappy solution to me. The Expos are no longer wards of MLB, but the Orioles are (to a degree, anyway).



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.13
At least those douchebags in Norfolk didnt get them!



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"It's the late '70s again, minus the coke (and, weirdly, minus the scoring)."

Chuck Klosterman on todays NBA, from the face-off column with Bill Simmons.
    Originally posted by PalpatineW
    Looks like Angelos has been able to extract quite a ransom for this.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&id=1888266


      According to baseball sources, MLB offered the Orioles owner two fascinating incentives:

      # Baseball is willing to guarantee that the Orioles will earn a still-to-be-negotiated minimum in annual revenues. If their revenues fall below that figure, MLB would make up the difference.

      # Baseball also is willing to guarantee a minimum franchise value for the Orioles. So if Angelos attempts to sell the team and can't find a buyer willing to pay that amount, MLB also would make up that difference.

      Beyond those measures, baseball will help establish a new regional sports network in the Baltimore-Washington area that would enable the Orioles to continue to televise games in Washington and its Virginia suburbs.


    Seems like a pretty crappy solution to me. The Expos are no longer wards of MLB, but the Orioles are (to a degree, anyway).


Seems a bit ironic since DC had a baseball team before Baltimore. It was the Orioles moving to Baltimore from St. Louis (the old Browns) in the early 50's.

Anyway, as for the name, if they aren't going to be named "Senators" then I'd go with "Nationals".





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This is great news that MLB is finally returning to D.C. Just to bad it had to be such a sucky team.



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    Originally posted by Whitebacon
      Originally posted by Zeruel
      DC Senators.



    I believe the Texas Rangers still own the rights to use the name "Senators".


According to the ESPN.com article, they own Washington Senators. There could be a slim chance they could use it by having the team being from DC. Just tossing out ideas...




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Freedom is going unused right now...

The NASL had the Washington Whips back in the 60's.

There are always other old names: Ambassadors, Statesmen, Diplomats.

Can always play up DC's ecological heritage: Washington Swamp Monsters...



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"It's the late '70s again, minus the coke (and, weirdly, minus the scoring)."

Chuck Klosterman on todays NBA, from the face-off column with Bill Simmons.
    Originally posted by Grimis
    Freedom is going unused right now...

    ...


Eh...Sounds like a WNBA team name.

    Originally posted by Grimis
    The NASL had the Washington Whips back in the 60's.

    ...


And that name should stay in the 60's.

    Originally posted by Grimis
    There are always other old names: Ambassadors, Statesmen, Diplomats.

    ...


I like Ambassadors and Diplomats. Not crazy about Statesman.

    Originally posted by Grimis
    Can always play up DC's ecological heritage: Washington Swamp Monsters...


Sounds like a name for a Single-A minor league baseball team.





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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.13
    Originally posted by BOSsportsfan34
    There are always other old names: Ambassadors, Statesmen, Diplomats.

    ...


I like Ambassadors and Diplomats. Not crazy about Statesman.

Anything named after a MOPAR, shouldnt be playing baseball.

(edited by StaggerLee on 29.9.04 1614)


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The obvious solution is the Washington Mad Dogs...not only because it brings to mind Buzz Sawyer, but the government will easily be able to fing THOSE WMDs... ;)



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"It's the late '70s again, minus the coke (and, weirdly, minus the scoring)."

Chuck Klosterman on todays NBA, from the face-off column with Bill Simmons.
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
      Originally posted by BOSsportsfan34
      There are always other old names: Ambassadors, Statesmen, Diplomats.

      ...


    I like Ambassadors and Diplomats. Not crazy about Statesman.

Anything named after a MOPAR, shouldnt be playing baseball.

(edited by StaggerLee on 29.9.04 1614)



Is it ok for basketball teams then to have names of old AMC cars(Pacers)?




(edited by BOSsportsfan34 on 29.9.04 1948)




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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.13
As a Knicks fan, I have ALWAYS related that team to that car.



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I'd recommend "Washington Scandal". Or "Ameri-Sox"



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