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Offline Keenan

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Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Topic Start: January 01, 2012, 09:25:59 PM »

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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #1: January 02, 2012, 12:14:40 AM »
Thank you, mayor of Winchester. ;)

Kidding aside, welcome and thanks very much for sharing.

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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #2: January 02, 2012, 12:16:35 AM »
Two teams with bad stadiums?

That's not a good look.

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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #3: January 02, 2012, 12:00:47 PM »
Thank you, mayor of Winchester. ;)

Kidding aside, welcome and thanks very much for sharing.

There are a surprising # of Keenans in Winchester. 

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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #4: January 02, 2012, 04:11:59 PM »
I'm totally in favor of the minor league affiliates concentrating in MD and VA- hope it happens

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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #5: January 02, 2012, 04:31:38 PM »
I'm totally in favor of the minor league affiliates concentrating in MD and VA- hope it happens

That's taking a non-controversial stance on the possible move of the Suns.


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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #6: January 02, 2012, 07:15:31 PM »
There would be *nothing* to do in Hagerstown without the Suns.
Winchester,Va may be trying lure Suns out of Hagerstown

http://articles.herald-mail.com/2011-12-29/news/30571210_1_sheri-quinn-hagerstown-suns-officials


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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #7: January 02, 2012, 09:31:03 PM »
There would be *nothing* to do in Hagerstown without the Suns.


It is kind of a craphole.

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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #8: January 02, 2012, 10:17:34 PM »
I can't see them moving to VA. Winchester could not support a minor league team. This is just posturing on the part of the owners. They are trying to get some improvements to the stadium.

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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #9: January 02, 2012, 10:37:12 PM »
I can't see them moving to VA. Winchester could not support a minor league team. This is just posturing on the part of the owners. They are trying to get some improvements to the stadium.

winchester couldn't support a low-A team?  I think they could pull in fans like myself in the Gainesville area who would go there rather than to Potomac.

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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #10: January 03, 2012, 07:32:44 AM »
winchester couldn't support a low-A team?  I think they could pull in fans like myself in the Gainesville area who would go there rather than to Potomac.

66 = 95S = traffic = I'm not going either way.

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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #11: January 03, 2012, 08:32:42 AM »
66 = 95S = traffic = I'm not going either way.

From where I am: 267 -> Rt 7. One of my favorite drives in the area.

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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #12: January 03, 2012, 11:10:42 AM »
keep 'em in hagerstown.

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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #13: January 03, 2012, 11:40:55 AM »
winchester couldn't support a low-A team?  I think they could pull in fans like myself in the Gainesville area who would go there rather than to Potomac.

I don't see them drawing any more than what Hagerstown already draws. Like I said, I think it's just the owners trying to get some concessions from the City of Hagerstown. The stadium in Hagerstown is really old. I believe it was built in the 1920s. They could use a new stadium, but I can't see that happening with the economy being in the shape that it is.


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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #14: January 03, 2012, 11:43:59 AM »
Why would then need a new stadium? There's plenty of room there.

They do beer specials all the time, which I think is the biggest draw for the citizens of Hagerstown.  It's low A for crap's sake.

I don't see them drawing any more than what Hagerstown already draws. Like I said, I think it's just the owners trying to get some concessions from the City of Hagerstown. The stadium in Hagerstown is really old. I believe it was built in the 1920s. They could use a new stadium, but I can't see that happening with the economy being in the shape that it is.




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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #15: January 03, 2012, 12:13:16 PM »
Why would then need a new stadium? There's plenty of room there.

They do beer specials all the time, which I think is the biggest draw for the citizens of Hagerstown.  It's low A for crap's sake.



Like I said, the stadium is old as hell. I'm not saying that they need a new one, but I can see someone luring them away by building a new park somewhere. I just don't see Winchester being that place. BTW, Their draft beers there are awesome.


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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #16: January 04, 2012, 07:00:22 PM »
I hear that they have a "thirsty thursday" promotion with $1 beers.

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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #17: January 04, 2012, 07:07:14 PM »
I hear that they have a "thirsty thursday" promotion with $1 beers.


I think they are $1.25.  They also have some kind of food promotion with all you can eat select concession items.  I'm guessing hot dogs and pretzels or something similar.  Not bad for a $10 ticket.

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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #18: January 05, 2012, 07:41:49 PM »
I can't see them moving to VA. Winchester could not support a minor league team. This is just posturing on the part of the owners. They are trying to get some improvements to the stadium.

A team in Winchester would draw from nearby towns in VA and WV such as Harper's Ferry, Charles Town, etc.  I think that when that entire area is considered it is sufficiently large to support a low A team.

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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #19: January 05, 2012, 09:42:49 PM »
A team in Winchester would draw from nearby towns in VA and WV such as Harper's Ferry, Charles Town, etc.  I think that when that entire area is considered it is sufficiently large to support a low A team.

Though note that Harper's Ferry is as close to Hagerstown as it is to Winchester, and Martinsburg is even closer to Hagerstown.

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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #20: January 06, 2012, 06:47:33 AM »
I have put together a document that has stories related to Hagerstown Suns possibly relocating to Winchester that should help the Tri-State media outlets figure out if this thing has any legs to it or not. 

http://winchestersuns.blogspot.com


If you have something to add, please just send me the link.

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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #21: January 06, 2012, 09:02:30 AM »
I have put together a document that has stories related to Hagerstown Suns possibly relocating to Winchester that should help the Tri-State media outlets figure out if this thing has any legs to it or not. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NUObtzDDuogrXj7S2RW22tOm70vxmgI330YxX5kxJYY/edit


If you have something to add, please just send me the link.

Nice compilation, thanks.

I would find it hard to believe Winchester would ante up for a new ballpark in this era of austerity.  Likewise for Hagerstown, a $9-$10m renovation is quite a bit to swallow.

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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #22: January 06, 2012, 09:21:46 AM »
Though note that Harper's Ferry is as close to Hagerstown as it is to Winchester, and Martinsburg is even closer to Hagerstown.

Right, but if a new stadium is built in Winchester it would probably be a more desirable location for the team, and for fans, than the current stadium in Hagerstown.

Offline THE PIBBSTER

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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #23: January 06, 2012, 09:50:30 AM »
I think the H'town owners are using Winchester as leverage to get H'town city officials to make a commitment to the owners wants on a new stadium or renovations.

BUT ... since no public official in Winchester is commenting at the present time and the EDA is spending approx $12k on a feasibility study ... who knows??

Time will tell!

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Re: Hagerstown Suns on the move?
« Reply #24: January 07, 2012, 03:36:24 PM »
Make note of new blog site to read the archived and latest developing stories ...

http://winchestersuns.blogspot.com/