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Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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And if you’re a double amputee that doesn’t need to pee
Fenway's seats are perfect if you were around when the Titanic sunk and suffered from a diet that was both lower in calories and poor in nutrients.  But hey, they made it through the Spanish Flu, so maybe they're one up on us.

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And if you’re a double amputee that doesn’t need to pee

that's a great description of Fenway.  I have only been to one game there, but I did learn things about my knees that I didn't know before the game.

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I'm surprised that so many here are operating under this delusion that the orioles will leave Baltimore or Camden Yards. Carry on.  :popcorn:

If they can move the New York baseball Giants...if they can move the Brooklyn Dodgers...if they can move the Oakland/LA Raiders...if they can move the Minneapolis Lakers (with five NBA titles in their first dozen seasons)....

Nothing of that sort is impossible.

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If they can move the New York baseball Giants...if they can move the Brooklyn Dodgers...if they can move the Oakland/LA Raiders...if they can move the Minneapolis Lakers (with five NBA titles in their first dozen seasons)....

Nothing of that sort is impossible.

There'd be a foodfight of teams wanting to get into Camden Yards. All of the teams you mentioned played in dumps.

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There'd be a foodfight of teams wanting to get into Camden Yards. All of the teams you mentioned played in dumps.

It’s a low revenue stadium in a small poor market

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It’s a low revenue stadium in a small poor market
DC can support 2 teams.

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Fenway's seats are perfect if you were around when the Titanic sunk and suffered from a diet that was both lower in calories and poor in nutrients.  But hey, they made it through the Spanish Flu, so maybe they're one up on us.

No reason to cater to fat bodies

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No reason to cater to fat bodies
not just width but also length.  If you have a 32" leg, then your knees are in the head of the person in front of you.  But I say that knowing sometimes that's a good thing.

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If they can move the New York baseball Giants...if they can move the Brooklyn Dodgers...if they can move the Oakland/LA Raiders...if they can move the Minneapolis Lakers (with five NBA titles in their first dozen seasons)....

Nothing of that sort is impossible.
If they can move the Baltimore Colts, they certainly can move the Baltimore Orioles.  Colts were far more popular than the Orioles during most of their time in Baltimore.

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I hate to think of the MLB without the Baltimore Orioles.

I remember the Browns. The Orioles should move back, to a baseball town.

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I hate to think of the MLB without the Baltimore Orioles.
And I hated to think of the MLB without a team in DC, I hated it for 34 years, and it was in large part due to the Orioles.  They can't move away fast enough for me.

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And if you’re a double amputee that doesn’t need to pee

What, no piss boys?     

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Offline Elvir Ovcina

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not just width but also length.  If you have a 32" leg, then your knees are in the head of the person in front of you.  But I say that knowing sometimes that's a good thing.

Games at Fenway are like flights in coach, except you even need to pay for water and afterwards you're still in Boston.  On the other hand, I still enjoy them, so...

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I'm going to guess most every MLB team is in a similar situation except for maybe the Yankees and Dodgers:

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/02/braves-report-major-revenue-drop-operating-losses-in-2020.html

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I'm going to guess most every MLB team is in a similar situation except for maybe the Yankees and Dodgers:

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/02/braves-report-major-revenue-drop-operating-losses-in-2020.html


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Since the Braves are owned by the publicly-traded Liberty Media corporation, they are the only team in baseball required to disclose their finances, providing some insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted business.  Liberty Media revealed the particulars on Friday (Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the details), with the Braves accounting for an operating loss of $49MM before depreciation and amortization in 2020.  In terms of pure revenues, the club generated $178MM.

As one might expect, these numbers each represent a significant decline from the Braves’ financial picture just one year ago.  In 2019, the Braves generated $476MM in revenues and had a $54MM profit (before depreciation and amortization).

Unless there are one time payments not discussed, going from 476 million to 178 in revenue is insane

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Unless there are one time payments not discussed, going from 476 million to 178 in revenue is insane


The CBA negotiations for next year are going to be awful.  I don't see any way there's a season in 2022.

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Unless there are one time payments not discussed, going from 476 million to 178 in revenue is insane

actually, wasn't the sale of MLB media in the 2019 period? But you'd figure they'd separate out income from one time gains from operating revenues.

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The CBA negotiations for next year are going to be awful.  I don't see any way there's a season in 2022.

The mlbpa already sold out rookies, minor leaguers, and foreign players. Nowhere to cut but their own ranks this time if the owners press. I think the fights between the owners over the extent of revenue sharing may actually be uglier

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Mark Zuckerman and Al Galdi have launched a Nats podcast:

https://natschat.buzzsprout.com/

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There'd be a foodfight of teams wanting to get into Camden Yards. All of the teams you mentioned played in dumps.
Which team is playing in a dump in 2021?


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An update for all of you:

I have officially joined the Nationals organization, marking by far the worst signing the team has made all offseason. I’ll be bouncing around in a number of roles on a number of platforms. You’ll see & hear a lot of me. I’m sorry about that in advance.
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An update for all of you:

I have officially joined the Nationals organization, marking by far the worst signing the team has made all offseason. I’ll be bouncing around in a number of roles on a number of platforms. You’ll see & hear a lot of me. I’m sorry about that in advance.
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I like Dan Kolko.


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Glad to see Kolko will be involved.  freak Angelos and his crew.