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Erik The Red
08-26-2004, 09:38 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1868729

They've got about a snowball's chance in hell of luring the Expos, but it's cool to see they haven't given up.

Now, if somehow the Expos moved to Portland, I think a realignment is in order. Ever since Selig used his executive privelege to move the Brewers to the NL Central, the alignment's been all out of whack. Here's what I think would make the most sense:

AL West: Mariners, Expos, A's, Angels, Rangers
AL Central: White Sox, Twins, Royals, Tigers, Indians
AL East: Blue Jays, Yankees, Red Sox, O's, Devil Rays

NL West: Padres, Dodgers, Giants, Diamondbacks, Rockies
NL Central: Cardinals, Reds, Brewers, Astros, Flubs
NL East: Mets, Braves, Marlins, Pirates, Phillies

Basically, Pirates move to the East, and the Expos switch to the AL and make it a 5-team division. Having the Pirates and Phillies in the same division would give them more games against each other, and create lots of exciting games for those rival Pittsburgh and Philly fans.


Thoughts?

PaleHoseGeorge
08-26-2004, 09:51 PM
$350 million? Is that all? Hell, wait till the Urinal is condemned, the Cubune is forced to move the Flubs to Schaumburg and City Hall builds a new home for Chicago's only team, the WHITE SOX, the Richard J. Daley Baseball Palace of the World at Columbus and Balbo.

$750 million. Minimum.
:cool:

:hizzoner
"My kid will make everything state-of-the art. We'll build a high-speed rail directly from Ohara and Midway Fields right to the main entrance. We'll reverse the flow of the South Branch of the Shee-caw-go River and have ferryboats bring tourists and fans directly to the outfield concourse. Fishing for all you members of the media right off the back of the press box... nothing more wholesome than a fish... a light rail line from McCormick Place... a German U-boat set up behind left field... it will really be nice."

MRKARNO
08-26-2004, 10:18 PM
$350 million? Is that all? Hell, wait till the Urinal is condemned, the Cubune is forced to move the Flubs to Schaumburg and City Hall builds a new home for Chicago's only team, the WHITE SOX, the Richard J. Daley Baseball Palace of the World at Columbus and Balbo.

$750 million. Minimum.
:cool:

http://www.chipublib.org/images/daley2.gif

"600 million was a steal for rebuilding Soldiers Field."

Brian26
08-27-2004, 04:45 PM
Any pictures of this new proposal online? Or have they just allocated the money and haven't actually designed anything, even conceptual, yet?