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ilsox7
12-09-2004, 03:52 PM
Marlins talking to Vegas about moving.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1942727

So...would it be a Stadium/Casino? Slots at your seat? Hold 'Em Tables on the concourses?

santo=dorf
12-09-2004, 03:53 PM
Marlins talking to Vegas about moving.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1942727

So...would it be a Stadium/Casino? Slots at your seat? Hold 'Em Tables on the concourses?
Don't forget the strip club on the concourse! :gulp:

ilsox7
12-09-2004, 03:54 PM
Don't forget the strip club on the concourse! :gulp:
Hell, they're already in the clubhouses so it'd be an easy transition. :D:

34 Inch Stick
12-09-2004, 03:56 PM
A brothel in centerfield that gives out half price services for every home run. "when the Marlins hit a home run, so do you!"

Baby Fisk
12-09-2004, 03:56 PM
Ah, Jeffrey Loria: leaving a trail of regret and bitterness wherever he treads (barring his ill-deserved World Series, of course). :angry:

WhiteSoxFan84
12-09-2004, 04:17 PM
Stole my (via ESPN) story. :whiner:

I think the Marlins are only using Vegas as leverage. They think the weather is bad in Miami, wait until they get to Arizona.

But I agree with the Marlins, they do need a stadium with a retractable roof.

Nick@Nite
12-09-2004, 04:22 PM
I this move ever goes down, it'll only be a matter of time before one of the Vegas ball players get Neagled. Because athletes have been demonstrating poor judgment more so than usual, the Vegas ball player will probably get Neagled in the vicinity of the Leopard Lounge (if it's still open).

voodoochile
12-09-2004, 04:28 PM
I this move ever goes down, it'll only be a matter of time before one of the Vegas ball players get Neagled. Because athletes have been demonstrating poor judgment more so than usual, the Vegas ball player will probably get Neagled in the vicinity of the Leopard Lounge (if it's still open).
You guys are killing me...:D:

Think about the lowball offers they could offer the players to play there though.:o:

Kogs35
12-09-2004, 04:50 PM
viva las vegas

nitetrain8601
12-09-2004, 05:21 PM
I wonder if Loria will expand salary whenever he wins on the slots machines.

Soxzilla
12-09-2004, 05:25 PM
And ironically, if some guy asks his beloved gf to marry him over the scoreboard announcement bulletin, they could just head to concourse A-7 where Saint Elvis can join them in holy wedlock at the Marlin Marriage Chapel.

They could then consumate that marriage in any one of the Las Vegas Marlins honeymoon suites.

akingamongstmen
12-09-2004, 05:30 PM
You guys are killing me...:D:

Think about the lowball offers they could offer the players to play there though.:o:
Hell, they could make guys offers exclusively in casino chips. Or, they could drag a guy to a roulette wheel with this offer: "$4 million per...OR you could try to double it..." It would be hilarious, and I haven't even mentioned the (likely prominent) involvement of strippers. :bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

Kogs35
12-09-2004, 05:54 PM
what would there nickname be

a)the slots
b)the craps
c)the rullets
d)the spades
e)the hearts
f)cha ching

:D:

Nick@Nite
12-09-2004, 05:56 PM
If they're called the "Las Vegas Gamblers", does Pete Rose get reinstated?

FightingBillini
12-09-2004, 10:07 PM
Stole my (via ESPN) story. :whiner:

I think the Marlins are only using Vegas as leverage. They think the weather is bad in Miami, wait until they get to Arizona.

But I agree with the Marlins, they do need a stadium with a retractable roof.
I have been in Tucson when it was 110, and its not bad at all. I was much more comfortable then than on a 90 degree day in Chicago. There is no humidity in AZ. I cant imagine how raunchy and humid it would be in Miami. Horrible.

ilsox7
12-09-2004, 10:31 PM
I have been in Tucson when it was 110, and its not bad at all. I was much more comfortable then than on a 90 degree day in Chicago. There is no humidity in AZ. I cant imagine how raunchy and humid it would be in Miami. Horrible.
Haha. Maybe for you, but to me it's a load of crap about 90 and humid being worse than 110 in AZ. I've been in AZ then too and I'd take 90 and humid any day.

Nick@Nite
12-09-2004, 10:52 PM
Haha. Maybe for you, but to me it's a load of crap about 90 and humid being worse than 110 in AZ. I've been in AZ then too and I'd take 90 and humid any day.I agree... I spent some time in Saudi Arabia about 10 years ago, got there the beginning of September. By the time I arrived, it was 120 and dipping as "winter" approached. I remember thinking that 120 degrees of dry heat felt like Satan's furnace blasting me in the face as I walked down the street.

The two years I spent in Panama City FL were pleasant by comparison.

However, I can sympathize with the good folks in Miami... the rain-drops falling in your beer are annoying as hell.

voodoochile
12-09-2004, 11:53 PM
I agree... I spent some time in Saudi Arabia about 10 years ago, got there the beginning of September. By the time I arrived, it was 120 and dipping as "winter" approached. I remember thinking that 120 degrees of dry heat felt like Satan's furnace blasting me in the face as I walked down the street.

The two years I spent in Panama City FL were pleasant by comparison.

However, I can sympathize with the good folks in Miami... the rain-drops falling in your beer are annoying as hell.
Yeah, I never did get that "it's a dry heat" crap. I mean the hottest it ever feels in Chicago is about 108-110 that's the heat-humidity index equivilant factor and it happens maybe 2-3 times a year. Other than that most of the time it's not much over 100 - again as it feels to the skin. Florida is hotter and more humid, but not that much because the oceans tend to mitigate the southern latitudes.

Now the dessert on the other hand gets downright HOT. 120 and dry feels like...120...

I'll take the heat and humidity of the coastal climates anyday of the week.

FarWestChicago
12-10-2004, 12:01 AM
Yeah, I never did get that "it's a dry heat" crap. I mean the hottest it ever feels in Chicago is about 108-110 that's the heat-humidity index equivilant factor and it happens maybe 2-3 times a year. Other than that most of the time it's not much over 100 - again as it feels to the skin. Florida is hotter and more humid, but not that much because the oceans tend to mitigate the southern latitudes.

Now the dessert on the other hand gets downright HOT. 120 and dry feels like...120...

I'll take the heat and humidity of the coastal climates anyday of the week.OK, I can speak to this. I lived in California's Central Valley for about 6 years. The "dry heat" thing is real up to a certain point. If you are in the shade in Sacramento at 105 it is vastly more comfortable than a soaking humid August day in Chicago. But, when you get over 105 you get this dry oven effect that you just can't ignore. I walked out of my place in Chico once when it was 113 and it was like hitting a wall, LOL. A dry 95 isn't bad at all because you don't sweat unless you are in direct sunlight. But, that stuff ends around 105. http://www.flyingsock.com/vbulletin/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

However, I should add a 90-90 day back East is worse than even 115 dry. Humidity sucks when it's hot.

MrRoboto83
12-11-2004, 07:47 AM
Harrah's will probably build a super Casino-Hotel-Baseball Dome for the Vegas "Black Jack Marlins"

Railsplitter
12-11-2004, 11:13 AM
I heard Pro Player Stadium wants to bring in - if you can believe it- cricket. If they couldn't draw for baseball, what makes you think they could draw for cricket?

StockdaleForVeep
12-11-2004, 12:34 PM
MIAMI (AP) -- The Florida Marlins (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/fla/) will not be allowed to play in their stadium after the 2010 season, the latest factor in the team's prolonged struggle to get a new ballpark. Pro Player Stadium president Bruce Schulze said 2010 is the last of a series of one-year lease options for the Marlins, who share the complex with the Miami Dolphins (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/mia/). He said dropping the Marlins would let the stadium pursue such events as cricket and soccer.

Yeah, you know those crazy teens are hoppin on that mad cricket bandwagon now, who really wants to see a 2 time world series ball club anyway

HomeFish
12-11-2004, 01:25 PM
A shame that this is happening to the Marlins, of all teams.

Except for the Billy Koch flamewar, the Marlin fans I have met have been great, the team itself was wonderful when it played two home games at the Cell, and we all know what they did in the 2003 NLCS.

Many of you know what its like to have an owner who threatens to move the team, albeit this is out of Florida rather than to it.

DSpivack
12-11-2004, 01:52 PM
OK, I can speak to this. I lived in California's Central Valley for about 6 years. The "dry heat" thing is real up to a certain point. If you are in the shade in Sacramento at 105 it is vastly more comfortable than a soaking humid August day in Chicago. But, when you get over 105 you get this dry oven effect that you just can't ignore. I walked out of my place in Chico once when it was 113 and it was like hitting a wall, LOL. A dry 95 isn't bad at all because you don't sweat unless you are in direct sunlight. But, that stuff ends around 105. http://www.flyingsock.com/vbulletin/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

However, I should add a 90-90 day back East is worse than even 115 dry. Humidity sucks when it's hot.
Is it always dry in the Central Valley? Because I certainly remember visiting my uncle in Fresno (ugh, what a dump. why 500,000 people live there I have no clue) and it was around 100 and humid (not Chicago or St.Louis humidity, but it wasn't dry). My dad lives in Paso Robles (near SLO for anyone who knows CA) and this time of the year it gets in the 20s nearly every night and in the summer is routinely 100.

That said, the worst heat I've ever felt was in 1995 in the Ozarks. 105 and the worst humidity I've ever felt.

FarWestChicago
12-11-2004, 02:01 PM
Is it always dry in the Central Valley? Because I certainly remember visiting my uncle in Fresno (ugh, what a dump. why 500,000 people live there I have no clue) and it was around 100 and humid (not Chicago or St.Louis humidity, but it wasn't dry). My dad lives in Paso Robles (near SLO for anyone who knows CA) and this time of the year it gets in the 20s nearly every night and in the summer is routinely 100.

That said, the worst heat I've ever felt was in 1995 in the Ozarks. 105 and the worst humidity I've ever felt.In the north it's dry in the summer and humid in the winter. When I lived in Chico there was some occasional artificial humidity when all the rice growers would flood their paddys at the same time. http://www.flyingsock.com/vbulletin/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

My mothers parents lived in Hannibal, Missouri. We would go there every summer. We pronounced the name of state Misery. What a sauna bath! http://www.flyingsock.com/vbulletin/images/smilies/eek.gif

Nick@Nite
12-11-2004, 03:17 PM
A dry 95 isn't bad at all because you don't sweat unless you are in direct sunlight. But, that stuff ends around 105. Reminds me of the time I spent in Vegas. While watching the weather channel, I noted that the temperature outside was 94, but it said the heat index was 87 :?: ... pretty cool trick :cool: .

ewokpelts
12-11-2004, 04:35 PM
IF the marlins move to vegas...they will be as far away from casinos as you can get....the league will most likely tell the vegas lawmakers to create a non-gambling zone a mile around teh park...so as to NOT encourage the illcit activites we've all joked about in thsi thread...

Gene

DSpivack
12-12-2004, 11:08 PM
In the north it's dry in the summer and humid in the winter. When I lived in Chico there was some occasional artificial humidity when all the rice growers would flood their paddys at the same time. http://www.flyingsock.com/vbulletin/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

My mothers parents lived in Hannibal, Missouri. We would go there every summer. We pronounced the name of state Misery. What a sauna bath! http://www.flyingsock.com/vbulletin/images/smilies/eek.gif
Makes me glad I chose Emory (Atlanta) over Mizzou. Don't see how the summers down here are any worse than Chicago, though they are a lot longer. Although, there are plenty of other reasons which I wish I would have to Mizzou, but that's a story for another thread.

JKryl
12-12-2004, 11:44 PM
Think positive! Maybe we could talk Jerry into selling his intrest in the Sox, and buying the "Vegas Card Sharks". Just tell him the could save a bundle by building an open air stadium, and forgetting about the air conditioning! Also, he would have to put in turf because all the grass would die. This means fewer field staff, no water bills, etc. Hey, it's worth a shot.




White Sox baseball, every day is an adventure.

Bobby Thigpen
12-13-2004, 09:39 AM
I really hate to be the one to point out that Vegas is not in Arizona, dispite many posters thinking it is.