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Discussion in 'MLB Baseball Forum' started by Mike A. S., Jan 25, 2017.

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    Domed stadium...BOOM
     



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    indoor baseball ......yeah :stephena:
     
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    It worked for Arena Football? :noidea:
     
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    and how many arena football games have you attended?
     
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    Dude we have real football here, don't be gross
     
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    you know you have a red dog tattoo.....
     
  7. Mike A. S.

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    They're set to announce a new location in Oakland or a stadium later this year.
     
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    navamind The Mummy's ready for his mystical journey!

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    Franchises now days get all territorial when it comes to TV broadcast rights. For that reason, the Astros and Rangers will fight any expansion attempt in San Antonio. Likewise, the Braves and Nationals will try to keep a new franchise out of Charlotte. The Mariners will veto a franchise in Portland. The least complicated expansion is probably Montreal and maybe Las Vegas.
     
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    The league has given teams territory that covers the entire US (which is completely monopolistic and should be torn to shreds by anyone making a sherman act claim against it....but we'll see if anyone does that), making it even harder. You basically have to bribe the team with that area into giving them back, and even then it can get ugly, see the Nats/Orioles dispute.
     
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    The Rays should move to Charlotte because they'd have a built in mascot

    charlotte-rae-dead.jpg
     
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    Terry Rode I Will Debate You. Don't Take It Personally.

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    Man, ain't that the fucking truth! She's still alive too!
     
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    Nope. Mrs Garret died over the summer.




    And no expansion. Contraction is the way to go.
     
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    Terry Rode I Will Debate You. Don't Take It Personally.

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    Oh shit. :-(

    Well a belated RIP to, what would have been, the best Charlotte Rays' mascot in franchise history.
     
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    wazzu31 I am probably drunk

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    It worked for the Mariners, Twins, Rays, DBacks, Houston, Montreal and Toronto.
     
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    still doesnt make it right......
     
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    Mariners - EVERYONE hated the Kingdome, and Safeco Field is open most of the time
    Twins - No one liked the Hoover Dome, and the Twins moved to an open air stadium
    Rays - everyone, and I mean everyone hates the Trop and they're looking at building a new stadium
    Dbacks - has a retractable roof and they usually only close it when it's extremely hot
    Houston - Astrodome sucked for baseball, Minute Maid has a retractable roof, which is open as much as possible
    Montreal - That stadium sucked for baseball
    Toronto - The Rogers Center was a marvel at the time it was built, and again is retractable which it was/is a lot during baseball

    Permanent domed stadiums suck for baseball, and football for that matter.
     
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    Like em or not, the point was that you can play ball indoors. That's really all that's about. Retractable domes are very useful for fan bases that are spread out, since traveling 2 or 3 hours not knowing the weather might mean you don't go. Milwaukee has benefited from that.
    So if the game or experience sucks, you can still hold a game indoors.
     
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    Yeah, retractable domes are good for that reason, i.e bad weather etc. I just hate permanent domes and think games should be open air as much as possible.
     
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    I don't like domes but the fact is, they can play inside them. If they insist on starting the season on Easter and ending it on Thanksgiving, we need more indoor places. The OP thread was about expansion. Ain't nobody who might be an expansion franchise gonna build a dome. They just won't. The places that can have MLB teams already built new ballparks.
    Montreal might be the last place anybody would move. Who fuckin' wants Montreal in the big leagues?