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Offline comish4lif

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Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Topic Start: June 25, 2013, 10:51:55 AM »
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“The Hagerstown Suns, the Class A South Atlantic League affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are interested in relocating to Fredericksburg,” according to the release from City Manager Beverly R. Cameron.

http://articles.herald-mail.com/2013-06-21/news/40125148_1_gysberts-hagerstown-mayor-david-s-downtown-stadium-site

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The Hagerstown Suns may relocate to Fredericksburg, and that doesn’t bother the Potomac Nationals one bit.

Potomac Nationals owner Art Silber said his team pulls fans from Prince William and Fairfax counties, and the prospect of Fredericksburg having a team just 26 miles away from his will not be a problem, Frederickburg.com reports.

http://potomaclocal.com/2013/06/25/p-nats-ok-with-idea-of-fredericksburg-baseball-team/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PotomacLocal+%28PotomacLocal.com%29


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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #2: June 25, 2013, 11:58:54 AM »
two affiliates within easy driving distance- please let this happen

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #3: June 25, 2013, 12:37:52 PM »
Syracuse to Richmond and we're set!

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #4: June 25, 2013, 01:00:09 PM »
Hagerstown's owner will be in Fredericksburg to meet with officials Monday and city council will hold a special session on July 9th to gauge public support.

Fredericksburg’s Economic Development Authority has already given their thumbs up on the project.

Lots of good buzz down here. Keeping my fingers crossed. 

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #5: June 25, 2013, 02:15:09 PM »
This makes me sad :(

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #6: June 25, 2013, 03:57:53 PM »
I hate to see the Nats cede their only Maryland affiliate to Virginia. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I hate Virginia or anything, I just think there should be a Nats Maryland presence. Otherwise Baltimore owns all the Maryland affiliates (Baysox and Keys).


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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #7: June 25, 2013, 04:29:08 PM »
This also isolates Harrisburg.  I wonder if that means a swap of AA affiliates with the Giants?

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #8: June 25, 2013, 04:51:12 PM »
This also isolates Harrisburg.  I wonder if that means a swap of AA affiliates with the Giants?

I sure hope not. 

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #9: June 25, 2013, 04:55:32 PM »
I wouldn't complain. Sorry Tiger.

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #10: June 25, 2013, 05:07:02 PM »
No problem Im sure at I am in the minority on this one. 

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #11: June 25, 2013, 05:12:55 PM »
A friend who goes to a lot of Suns games says the stadium (and in particular the field) is the worst in the league. 

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #12: June 25, 2013, 05:40:47 PM »
This also isolates Harrisburg.  I wonder if that means a swap of AA affiliates with the Giants?

Where's the Giants' affiliate?

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #13: June 25, 2013, 05:54:24 PM »
Richmond.

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #14: June 25, 2013, 06:41:14 PM »
Harrisburg is probably faster to get to than most locations in central-southern Virginia locations.

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #15: June 25, 2013, 06:50:46 PM »
I hate to see the Nats cede their only Maryland affiliate to Virginia. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I hate Virginia or anything, I just think there should be a Nats Maryland presence. Otherwise Baltimore owns all the Maryland affiliates (Baysox and Keys).



They should usurp Harry Grove Stadium and move to Frederick.

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #16: June 25, 2013, 07:05:46 PM »
That'd be okay too.
They should usurp Harry Grove Stadium and move to Frederick.

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #17: June 25, 2013, 07:07:50 PM »
There's no point to that Syracuse AAA location.  :whistle:
Richmond.

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #18: June 25, 2013, 07:39:31 PM »
Richmond is supposed to have a terrible field.  VA wouldn't pay for improvements.

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #19: June 25, 2013, 07:40:57 PM »
It would be fantastic marketing for the Nats, though.

Richmond is supposed to have a terrible field.  VA wouldn't pay for improvements.

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #20: June 26, 2013, 07:21:30 AM »
No problem Im sure at I am in the minority on this one. 

I like Harrisburg. Nice stadium, convenient drive.

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #21: June 26, 2013, 10:29:12 AM »
If they are going to abandon Maryland, I'm a little disappointed that they haven't been able to work something out with Winchester. The western part of Northern Virginia seems like it would be a great, under-served area in which to locate a Nationals affiliate.

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #22: June 26, 2013, 11:28:17 AM »
Abandoning Maryland seems stupid. I do wish we'd put a team in Richmond.

Is there some reason they wouldn't relocate the Chiefs? Honest question, don't flip out on me. :lol: Seems odd to have a team up there, and it's cold early in the season.

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #23: June 26, 2013, 11:28:57 AM »
If they are going to abandon Maryland, I'm a little disappointed that they haven't been able to work something out with Winchester. The western part of Northern Virginia seems like it would be a great, under-served area in which to locate a Nationals affiliate.

Agreed. It's a great drive out to Winchester on route 7.

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Re: Hagerstown now looking at Fredericksburg
« Reply #24: June 26, 2013, 11:31:35 AM »
not a fan of scenic I95?