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Sockinchisox
09-15-2008, 05:49 PM
The Sox have presented a financial package for the baseball academy that they talked about earlier, so we'll see what happens.

http://twitter.com/cst_sox/statuses/922645657

Viva Medias B's
09-16-2008, 08:07 PM
Here is the Arizona Daily Star article (http://www.azstarnet.com/dailystar/257712) on this.

boiker
09-17-2008, 01:31 AM
I live 5 minutes from the Glendale facility. I hope they make this deal work. To have Sox in my backyard for spring training will kick @ss.

Lundind1
09-17-2008, 10:40 AM
Well they can't do anything till they can find a replacement. I wonder if they will actually be able to sell this thing and get into a facility that is better suited for spring training.

Lip Man 1
09-17-2008, 11:49 AM
Lundini:

The idea to turn Tuscon into a year round amateur hosting location IS the "replacement".

If Tuscon accepts the idea the Sox are gone.

Lip

BleacherBandit
09-17-2008, 12:59 PM
I've always hated this proposition, becuase I have a second home in Tucson...

chisox117
09-18-2008, 11:22 AM
There's an interesting article on the situation with the Sox leaving Tucson in today's AZ Repugnant:

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2008/09/18/20080918sox0918.html

Apparently Tucson could benefit financially from the Sox leaving before their contract is up.

Chicken Dinner
09-18-2008, 05:46 PM
I was out in the Glendale area today and took these shots. There really wasn't a good spot to get some good pix because of all the fencing. They do have a lot of work to do.

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn300/azingve/Glendale%20Spring%20Training/DSC00303.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn300/azingve/Glendale%20Spring%20Training/DSC00302.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn300/azingve/Glendale%20Spring%20Training/DSC00304.jpg

http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn300/azingve/Glendale%20Spring%20Training/DSC00305.jpg

michned
09-18-2008, 06:18 PM
I don't think a lot of people down here are giving the proposal serious enough consideration. I'm speaking as someone who lives down here, but I can't see very many reasons for teams to train in Tucson. Having 16 or so teams training in the Phoenix area just makes a lot of sense for the teams and the fans.

I kind of like the idea of the youth tournament proposal and the MLB Academy, although I have doubts about $46 million number they give for economic impact (have these people ever played in 100 degree heat or even worse, expect kids to be at their best in 100 degree heat?).

manders_01
09-18-2008, 08:26 PM
Serious question, if the Sox are able to move leaving only two teams in Tucson, do you see the D-Backs and Rox getting serious pressure to move to the Phoenix area as well?

dickallen15
09-18-2008, 08:36 PM
Serious question, if the Sox are able to move leaving only two teams in Tucson, do you see the D-Backs and Rox getting serious pressure to move to the Phoenix area as well?

Unless Tucson can coax another team or 2 to town, Spring Training there will become extinct sooner rather than later. Colorado has an out if less than 3 teams are in town and it doesn't make a lot of sense to have to either play the D-backs 25 times a spring or do the Tucson/Phoenix shuffle. I don't know how long the D-Backs are committed, but if they are the only team in town, I expect them to pack up quickly.

MarySwiss
09-18-2008, 09:03 PM
I don't think a lot of people down here are giving the proposal serious enough consideration. I'm speaking as someone who lives down here, but I can't see very many reasons for teams to train in Tucson. Having 16 or so teams training in the Phoenix area just makes a lot of sense for the teams and the fans.

I kind of like the idea of the youth tournament proposal and the MLB Academy, although I have doubts about $46 million number they give for economic impact (have these people ever played in 100 degree heat or even worse, expect kids to be at their best in 100 degree heat?).

Michned, thanks for being objective. As it currenty stands, the Rox, D'Backs, and Sox play each other about every other day. Which gets old.

As I've said many times, it doesn't really make all that much difference to me personally or to others who live in the Southeast Valley. I actually prefer the drive to Tucson to the drive to Glendale. Plus, it gives me the only motivation to drive down to Tucson each year. (Sorry, Viva; but it's true. Much as I love Mama Louisa's, it's not worth the drive in and of itself. There are excellent Italian restaurants in the Valley, including Salerno's of Berwyn.)

But the reality is that most of the teams who train in Arizona train in Phoenix or its suburbs. So it's natural that the Sox--and if truth be told, the D'Backs and Roxs--would want to be up here.

manders_01
09-18-2008, 09:11 PM
Unless Tucson can coax another team or 2 to town, Spring Training there will become extinct sooner rather than later. Colorado has an out if less than 3 teams are in town and it doesn't make a lot of sense to have to either play the D-backs 25 times a spring or do the Tucson/Phoenix shuffle. I don't know how long the D-Backs are committed, but if they are the only team in town, I expect them to pack up quickly.

Ahh, thanks for that reminder, I forgot about that.

manders_01
09-18-2008, 09:12 PM
Michned, thanks for being objective. As it currenty stands, the Rox, D'Backs, and Sox play each other about every other day. Which gets old.

As I've said many times, it doesn't really make all that much difference to me personally or to others who live in the Southeast Valley. I actually prefer the drive to Tucson to the drive to Glendale. Plus, it gives me the only motivation to drive down to Tucson each year. (Sorry, Viva; but it's true. Much as I love Mama Louisa's, it's not worth the drive in and of itself. There are excellent Italian restaurants in the Valley, including Salerno's of Berwyn.)

But the reality is that most of the teams who train in Arizona train in Phoenix or its suburbs. So it's natural that the Sox--and if truth be told, the D'Backs and Roxs--would want to be up here.

Speaking of which, are we going to lose you to banjo lessons again or will we get a WSI gathering on to watch them beat up the Scrubs on St. Patty's Day weekend? :D: