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MRKARNO
01-11-2004, 09:09 PM
:boston

Why there are two other teams within 90 minutes of Wrigley Field is another matter, entirely.
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/gammons/story?id=1705735

Well...maybe because one of them has been there for 102 years!!!

And because there had been baseball in the other town for 50 years.

And because Wrigley was really empty for a long while

And because the market can support ithree teams that close to one another

And because Milwaukee is in a different state

And because Peter Gammons is a moron who needs to learn his baseball economics and history before making a stupid comment like that

Hangar18
01-11-2004, 09:33 PM
That is a stupid comment he made. Continues to
Profess his love for Wrigley and the team that plays there.

Shoeless Joe
01-11-2004, 09:41 PM
Well according to Gammons' logic this statement makes perfect sense: Why the hell is Boston still in baseball they always lose to the Yankees anyways.


This off season is really depressing. I've needed an unusual amount of :gulp: to get by this year.

CubKilla
01-12-2004, 01:13 AM
In a way, I agree with Gammons. Since you have 3 teams within 90 minutes of each other, MLB should contract the Cubs to put maximum distance between north and south.

Iwritecode
01-12-2004, 11:07 AM
Originally posted by CubKilla
In a way, I agree with Gammons. Since you have 3 teams within 90 minutes of each other, MLB should contract the Cubs to put maximum distance between north and south.

That's the best idea I've ever seen on this board! The logic is even sound!

Hell, it's not like they've won a WS for almost 100 years anyway...

Here's to you! :gulp:

KingXerxes
01-12-2004, 11:18 AM
I don't even understand the context of his quote.

TheRockinMT
01-12-2004, 11:24 AM
I read the comment from Gammons, which for some reason is buried in his Brewers analysis. I don't know what the heck he is trying to say, but my suggestion for Peter is he come to SoxFest and step up to the mike, explain himself and then get shot. Baseball would be so much better off without these so called baseball experts, who probably have never thrown a ball or swung a bat in competition of any kind. You listen to Peter the Great(less) and come away thinking baseball should be whittled down to maybe 8 teams.

kittle42
01-12-2004, 12:00 PM
Originally posted by TheRockinMT
Baseball would be so much better off without these so called baseball experts, who probably have never thrown a ball or swung a bat in competition of any kind.

This is one of my least favorite arguments in sports. Players will often respond to comments and criticism with "he never played..." I don't think whether or not a manager, coach, columnist or other media member played makes their comments, generally, more or less credible.

TheRockinMT
01-12-2004, 01:45 PM
Originally posted by kittle42
This is one of my least favorite arguments in sports. Players will often respond to comments and criticism with "he never played..." I don't think whether or not a manager, coach, columnist or other media member played makes their comments, generally, more or less credible.


You may be correct, but not about Gammons.

kittle42
01-12-2004, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by TheRockinMT
You may be correct, but not about Gammons.

Well, I didn't say the non-players couldn't still be credibility-lacking idiots.

Fenway
01-12-2004, 01:54 PM
Even for Peter that quote is strange.

Be like saying the Phillies don't draw because there are 3 other teams within 90 miles of Citizens Bank Park.

http://www.bostonphoenix.com/boston/music/other_stories/images/03501763.gif

Palehose13
01-12-2004, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by fenway
Even for Peter that quote is strange.

Be like saying the Phillies don't draw because there are 3 other teams within 90 miles of Citizens Bank Park.


I was just wondering how many east coast teams are within 90 miles of each other.

Fenway
01-12-2004, 04:11 PM
parks not as close as you would think


Camden Yards Baltimore to Citizens Pank Park Philadelphia
Total Est. Distance: 98.97 miles

Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia to Shea Stadium
Total Est. Distance: 110.27 miles

Shea Stadium to Yankee Stadium
Total Est. Distance: 9.63 miles

Yankee Stadium to Fenway Park Boston
Total Est. Distance: 206.39 miles

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US Cellular Field to Wrigley Field Total Est. Distance: 9.66 miles
(note Mapquest said Cannot find "333 West 35th Sreet".
Wrigley Field to Miller Park Milwaukee Total Est. Distance: 89.98 miles

PacBell to Net Associates Oakland Total Est. Distance: 17.05 miles

Polo Grounds and Yankee Stadium were the closest
Total Est. Distance: 1.22 miles and fenway Park and Braves Field
Total Est. Distance: 1.68 miles




Originally posted by Palehose13
I was just wondering how many east coast teams are within 90 miles of each other.

MRKARNO
01-12-2004, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by KingXerxes
I don't even understand the context of his quote.

He was talking about the Brewers' moves and he just said it as a side note

doublem23
01-12-2004, 07:10 PM
Man is this guy's mission to prove to everyone he's a complete and utter joke?

TommyJohn
01-12-2004, 11:21 PM
Originally posted by fenway
Total Est. Distance: 206.39 miles

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US Cellular Field to Wrigley Field Total Est. Distance: 9.66 miles
(note Mapquest said Cannot find "333 West 35th Sreet".

Great. Just great. The White Sox are so unknown that even
Mapquest.com can't find them. What next?

Deadguy
01-13-2004, 08:43 AM
He even mentioned Bill Self in his column. :angry:

Foulke You
01-13-2004, 12:18 PM
Originally posted by TommyJohn
Great. Just great. The White Sox are so unknown that even
Mapquest.com can't find them. What next?

Mapquest is the worst map-making program on the web. It's not surprising that it couldn't find it. That program can't find anything. Even if it could find it, it probably would have had you get to Comiskey Park from Wrigley through Evanston and Skokie before it swung you in the right direction. :D: I learned the hard way that mapquest directions = getting lost.

Fenway
01-13-2004, 12:52 PM
maps.com did find it
but 14.7 hours to drive it???? HA

Your trip starts at 333 W 35th St (0) and ends at 4 Yawkey Way (1)
From 333 W 35th St (0), proceed E on W 35th St
0.19 mi After 0.19 mi, take Exit (I-90 E/I-94 E) then turn Right to I-90 (I-94/Dan Ryan Expy E)
32.43 mi After 32.24 mi, continue (E) on I-80 (I-90/Indiana East-West)
318.84 mi After 286.41 mi, take Exit 151/9A (I-480 E) to I-480 (OH-10)
345.05 mi After 26.21 mi, take Exit (I-271 N, toward Erie Pa/Solon) to US-422
346.50 mi After 1.45 mi, take Exit (US-422 W/I-271 N/US-422 W, toward Erie Pa) to I-271 (US-422)
359.46 mi After 12.96 mi, continue (NE) on I-90
807.10 mi After 447.64 mi, take Exit (I-87 S, toward New York) to I-87 (New York State Thwy/Governor Thomas E Dewey Thwy)
821.62 mi After 14.52 mi, take Exit 21A (I-90 E, toward Boston/Mass Tpke) to Governor Thomas E Dewey Thwy (New York State Thwy)
828.66 mi After 7.03 mi, continue (E) on I-90 (New York State Thwy/Governor Thomas E Dewey Thwy)
976.98 mi After 148.33 mi, take Exit 18 (toward Allston/Cambridge/Somerville) to Cambridge St
977.52 mi After 0.54 mi, turn right (S) on Soldiers Field Rd
978.38 mi After 0.86 mi, continue (E) on James J Storrow Memorial Dr (Storrow Dr)
979.25 mi After 0.87 mi, take Exit (US-1 S/Boylston St. Outbound, toward Fenway/Riverway) to Boylston St
979.89 mi After 0.64 mi, turn right (N) on Jersey St
980.05 mi Continue N on Jersey St for 0.16 mi until you reach 4 Yawkey Way (1) (on right)


Total distance: 980.1 mi
Total travel time: 14.7 hours





Originally posted by Foulke You
Mapquest is the worst map-making program on the web. It's not surprising that it couldn't find it. That program can't find anything. Even if it could find it, it probably would have had you get to Comiskey Park from Wrigley through Evanston and Skokie before it swung you in the right direction. :D: I learned the hard way that mapquest directions = getting lost.

maurice
01-13-2004, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by fenway
Total Est. Distance: 206.39 miles

--------------------------------------------------
US Cellular Field to Wrigley Field Total Est. Distance: 9.66 miles
(note Mapquest said Cannot find "333 West 35th Sreet".

Originally posted by TommyJohn
Great. Just great. The White Sox are so unknown that even
Mapquest.com can't find them. What next?

Does it work if you spell "Street" correctly?

:)

TommyJohn
01-15-2004, 11:14 AM
Originally posted by maurice
Does it work if you spell "Street" correctly?

:)

You know what? I didn't even notice that. Guess I didn't look
closely enough. So I played a hunch and went to mapquest.
com. I entered "333 W. 35th St." under address and Chicago,
etc. and clicked enter. There it was, a bright red star and the
words "U.S. Cellular Field." We are known to the folks at
mapquest after all.

Frater Perdurabo
01-15-2004, 01:05 PM
Originally posted by Iwritecode
That's the best idea I've ever seen on this board! The logic is even sound!

Hell, it's not like they've won a WS for almost 100 years anyway...

Here's to you! :gulp:

And they have a dilapidated stadium in a crime-infested neighborhood with very few luxury suites and poor player facilities and no parking that needs tens of millions of dollars worth of repairs. Yes, contract the Cubs.

OurBitchinMinny
01-15-2004, 05:09 PM
Anyone know an email address for this dooshe bag?