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WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TEAM?
Mine is the Blue Jays

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1975 reds , 1st world series i watched vs red sox

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If I'm cut, I bleed Dodger Blue !!

- The Sheik

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Twins Twins Twins Twins. Forever Twins.

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The Cleveland Spiders (at least that is what I hope they name them since the Indians name will be going away).

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Yeah, I wonder what they will be called I heard that once they were called the Cleveland Enfants HAHAHAHAHA!

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Also a diehard Cleveland fan, also hoping for Spiders as the new team name.

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KC Royals. and its getting late early.

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The Cubbies!

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The Royals. 2014 and 2015 playoffs were magical.

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Cubs, first game at Wrigley 1966, was at opening day, 1968, 1969, 1977. Magical times as kid watching Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Sweet Swinging Billy William's and Fergie Jenkins.

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Phillies. I come from a long line a masochists. My Desi Relaford jersey is made out of fiberglass.

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Twins. Grew up north of St. Paul and was at Game 2 in 1991. Still don't understand why they don't just automatically win every playoff game at home.

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San Diego since 1969.

Nate Colbert is my all-time favorite player.

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Nate Colbert! Nice! I remember him from a baseball card I had when I was a kid but that’s all I ever knew about him. Lol. If I remember correctly he had this great big smile on his face, so I liked him.

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@sthompson, For some reason while playing Strat-o-matic, me and my friend nick named him "Naked" Nate Colbert.
5th grade humor I guess.

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My brother is in 5th grade! and I created the first post and the thread

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ok

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Detroit Tigers.
Bad general managers can be worse for a team, even than bad owners. The Tigers have had two of the worst general managers: Randy Smith in the 90’s and Al Alvila, the current destroyer.

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Chicago cubs

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Montreal Expos - hoping for their return

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Maybe the A's should consider relocating there , they would sell out every game. The city abandoned them years ago.The colliseum is a decrepit venue.

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It would be terrible for the fans of Oakland. That stadium is atrocious.
These owners, like Tampa, want the municipalities, (tax payers) to foot the ball or at least half of it, and then don't want any events there other than, in this case, baseball.
But educate me pease. Didn't Montreal lose their team due to lack of support? What will be different? And id covid like things blossom again, borders close and they play in Florida any way?
I would love to see a franchise back in Montreal. Just don't know if it would work.
After 1995, they were last in attendance every year in NL. Before that they had some 13 of 14 teams. 10th or 11th of 14. Just no fan support.
Maybe a new stadium would help that. Who knows.

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If the division organization wouldn't be an issue, Charlotte is an interesting relocation prospective. Las Vegas is more viable if you don't want to reconfigure the divisions. Perhaps Vancouver or Portland but I don't know how big the markets there are especially with the Mariners being there. The NBA made Seattle and Portland work for a period of time and basketball fans seem to be in favor of a team in Seattle. The A's wont be in Oakland much longer in my opinion.

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A long suffering Braves fan.

Old enough to remember the bad (good ol) days at Fulton County Stadium in the late 70's and 80's, when the Braves were as atrocious as their hideous uniforms. But hey, you could buy an upper deck ticket and by the second inning be watching Murphy, Horner, Burroughs, and Niekro from field level...

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Remember when Pascual Perez got lost because he couldn't find the exit ? Now that was funny , team may not have been good but loved their announcers Ernie Johnson and Skip Caray .

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Montreal Expos!!!!!

There was nothing like a pack Olympic Stadium....

The Bronfman family leaving in the early 90's didn't help, back then in the 70's and 80's, they built a very solid franchise...

The 1994 Strike, the talent liquidation, the new multiple ownership fights, and the Jeffrey Loria shennanigans killed the franchise in Montreal, people were just not buying into the BS put in anymore.


If you look at the talent that franchise generated in the 1990's, it is out of this world... year in and year out fans were just robbed of every talented players on that team.... Pedro, Walker, Alou, Grissom,Guerrero, Rondell White, Lansing, Cabrera, Wetteland, Floyd, there is many more... this should of been an ultimate All Star team.....


The multiple franchisee and goverment had no vision about the value of sports business back then.... They refused to invest in a 300 millions dollar stadium back then... not figuring that everything would be paid back in couple of years only....with taxes and franchise value skyrocketing....

Today,TV revenue are out of this world, and there would also be two local sports channel fighting heavily for the local TV rights in Montreal....

Low attendance was the results of bad management.... plain and simple

Anytime that team would be competitve or involve in a meaningfull game, the stadium was packed....

Now that the Bronfman's are back in the picture... adding a government in favor of the baseball being back in Montreal, everything looks pretty safe for baseball to be back in Montreal....

I see the Rays moving in, in a very short term... Sternberg looks very close to the Bronfman family...

I can easily see an instant rivalry vs the Jays and the Red Sox

Boston vs Montreal rivalry is as good as it gets in hockey... these two city hate each other.

Toronto vs Montreal are jut natural rivals....

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If the Rays go there good luck. That ownership is awful. They has a plan fro a great new stadium in Ybor City. On the east side of Tampa. Lots or restaurants, brewery's. Short trip to downtown Tampa. 5 minutes. But they wanted the tax payers to foot the bill. Not happening.
They love the Lightning owner. Puts money back into the city. Packs the arena every night. More people go to a hockey game in Florida than baseball. Its 90 outside for God'e sake.
Its not because one wins and one doesn't. The Rays were in the WS for crying out loud and they cant put 9,000 people in there.
So if you are looking forward to the Rays in Montreal, good luck.

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Smart money is on A's moving to Vegas......

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Vegas probably has the money (2 bil) to pull out an expansion team... so moving there would be a lot of money left on the table....

Maybe moving to Portland or another West destination makes more sense if the A'S are moving...

As for people going to hockey games in Florida... half of the Arena are filled by Canadian retired snowbirds who are leaving the bad canadian weather come winter time, they live in Florida half of the Year. They are tons of them filling the Arena's in Florida... tickets are easily accessible and quite affordable there compare to the sold out Canadian Teams.... where tickets are also very expensive...

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Not only do the A's play in a broken down stadium , the location of their park is one of the most crime ridden places in America. In 2007 I went to San Francisco to see the Mariners play the Giants. To save money , I flew rountrip to Oakland and took the BART to SF. The BART station is right next to Oakland Colliseum. There was a game going on that day between boston and oakland. While i was waiting for the train i noticed people leaving the game , i asked a guy wearing a redsox cap who won , he said the game was still going but curt schilling was pitching a no hitter. I asked him why would you leave in the middle of a no hitter ? He told me that you dont want to be caught here waiting at night because its too violent.