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Re: Out of Town Ballparks
« Reply #125: December 05, 2019, 12:04:26 PM »
The Rangers set their new ballpark’s dimensions to honor past players:

https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/rangers/2019/12/04/texas-rangers-reveal-outfield-dimensions-for-globe-life-field-see-how-they-compare-to-globe-life-park/
and they are honoring Ron Washington with 2 white powdery lines marking fair territory.

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Re: Out of Town Ballparks
« Reply #126: December 05, 2019, 01:49:27 PM »
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and they are honoring Ron Washington with 2 white powdery lines marking fair territory.

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« Reply #127: December 05, 2019, 02:44:25 PM »
and they are honoring Ron Washington with 2 white powdery lines marking fair territory.

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Re: Out of Town Ballparks
« Reply #130: January 22, 2020, 11:00:56 AM »
Bleh. Surprised it's not Family Dollar or something.

20 years of getting money from Miller and now a 15 year deal with this life insurance company and the Lerners are holding out for what????

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« Reply #131: January 22, 2020, 11:34:34 AM »
20 years of getting money from Miller and now a 15 year deal with this life insurance company and the Lerners are holding out for what????

I wonder if it's tied up in the MASN dispute somehow. Gotta be something.

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« Reply #132: January 22, 2020, 01:39:41 PM »
20 years of getting money from Miller and now a 15 year deal with this life insurance company and the Lerners are holding out for what????
they are holding out for when the old man kicks and then the kids will name it Ted Lerner Field.

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Re: Out of Town Ballparks
« Reply #133: January 22, 2020, 03:51:51 PM »
I realize it's money in the team's pocket if they sell the rights, but I really, really like not having Corporation Park. It feels more iconic to have a 2019 World Series flag at Nats Park than say, Visa Stadium. Even worse when it changes multiple times like the MCI/Verizon/Capital One Center.

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« Reply #134: January 22, 2020, 04:00:55 PM »
they are holding out for when the old man kicks and then the kids will name it Ted Lerner Field.

I would have no issues with naming the park Ted Lerner Field.  It would be extremely appropriate IMHO.

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Re: Out of Town Ballparks
« Reply #135: January 22, 2020, 04:07:47 PM »
I would have no issues with naming the park Ted Lerner Field.  It would be extremely appropriate IMHO.

I'd accept that as well, but I would love it to always be Nats Park.

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« Reply #136: January 22, 2020, 04:25:53 PM »
I'd accept that as well, but I would love it to always be Nats Park.

Ted Lerner Field at Nationals Park?

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Re: Out of Town Ballparks
« Reply #137: January 22, 2020, 04:28:33 PM »
Ted Lerner Field at Nationals Park?

Probably waiting for DC to build a dome. The LernerDome.

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Re: Out of Town Ballparks
« Reply #138: January 27, 2020, 11:36:48 AM »
American Family is sticking its name on everything in Wisconsin. And if a stadium was going to have a corporate name, there wasn’t a better fit possible than Miller Park in Milwaukee.

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« Reply #139: September 10, 2020, 11:40:25 AM »
FBN just reported that Justin Timberlake has joined a group of investors that wants to bring a MLB team to Nashville.

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« Reply #140: September 10, 2020, 11:48:46 AM »
FBN just reported that Justin Timberlake has joined a group of investors that wants to bring a MLB team to Nashville.

is there any team out there considering a move right now?

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« Reply #141: September 10, 2020, 11:50:13 AM »
is there any team out there considering a move right now?

No aside from the usual suspects of Tampa and Oakland.

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« Reply #142: September 10, 2020, 12:40:38 PM »
MLB is going to be looking hard at expansion because of the free $$$ it brings in. The group in Nashville here is pretty legit but the biggest hurdle of course is a stadium. No way they get public funding for it and finding a billionaire who will build it himself will be difficult.

Also Manfred has mentioned Nashville every time relocation/expansion comes up so I'd think we're on the shortlist. Charlotte would be very on brand for MLB (the panera bread of cities) and Portland makes sense for filling a gap in the PNW. Nashville is unique in both location (gap in the mid-south of no teams, in-between Cincy and Atlanta, driveable to Chicago, STL, etc.) and in the fact that it offers MLB a chance to partner with massive entertainment infrastructure. No other city in consideration comes close to that opportunity.

Should be pretty interesting.

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Re: Out of Town Ballparks
« Reply #143: September 10, 2020, 01:35:23 PM »
There's also a group trying to bring a team to Orlando, though that doesn't seem too realistic. If anything, there won't be ANY Major League teams in Florida in a couple decades.

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« Reply #144: September 10, 2020, 06:21:14 PM »
There's also a group trying to bring a team to Orlando, though that doesn't seem too realistic. If anything, there won't be ANY Major League teams in Florida in a couple decades.
I think they are counting on Tampa leaving. 

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« Reply #145: September 10, 2020, 06:38:02 PM »
FBN just reported that Justin Timberlake has joined a group of investors that wants to bring a MLB team to Nashville.

He plays a love-interest role in one goddamn baseball movie and suddenly he's Branch Rickey.

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Re: Out of Town Ballparks
« Reply #147: September 10, 2020, 08:28:22 PM »
He plays a love-interest role in one goddamn baseball movie and suddenly he's Branch Rickey.

Until I googled his name and saw what he looked like, I was thinking this was that white, Canadian rapper guy..who's name I can't think of...

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« Reply #148: September 10, 2020, 08:32:56 PM »
Until I googled his name and saw what he looked like, I was thinking this was that white, Canadian rapper guy..who's name I can't think of...

NatsAllThe Way? :)

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« Reply #149: September 10, 2020, 08:59:32 PM »