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soxfan26
01-20-2005, 01:55 PM
Marlins President David Samson is seeking an additional $60 million in taxpayer money to keep the team in South Florida.

Senate President Tom Lee takes a Reagan stance and says he "does not negotiate with terrorists".

link (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1970948)

JKryl
01-20-2005, 02:14 PM
Just think, this could have been the White Sox if Big Jim Thompson hadn't fallen for JR's "extortion" back when. It's good to know that there's a politician out there with some common sense. And, just what is the population in Vegas now-a-days? Do they think the regulars will fill a stadium? The gamblers won't be free to go, they'll be busy in the casinos until they tap out, then they won't be able to afford a game, at least not at today's rates. :bandance:

Mickster
01-20-2005, 02:31 PM
Just think, this could have been the White Sox if Big Jim Thompson hadn't fallen for JR's "extortion" back when. It's good to know that there's a politician out there with some common sense. And, just what is the population in Vegas now-a-days? Do they think the regulars will fill a stadium? The gamblers won't be free to go, they'll be busy in the casinos until they tap out, then they won't be able to afford a game, at least not at today's rates. :bandance:

Won't need to. Every major hotel & casino will buy up virtually all of the skyboxes and many tickets. Regardless of the rapidly growing population in LV, many tourists will attend games, without a doubt. You don't think that the City of as Vegas will give them a sweet stadium deal? Celine Dionne had an amphitheater built for her 3 year contract that cost close to $500M, paid for individually by a casino. What do you think they would do for an MLB team?

ewokpelts
01-20-2005, 02:48 PM
Won't need to. Every major hotel & casino will buy up virtually all of the skyboxes and many tickets. Regardless of the rapidly growing population in LV, many tourists will attend games, without a doubt. You don't think that the City of as Vegas will give them a sweet stadium deal? Celine Dionne had an amphitheater built for her 3 year contract that cost close to $500M, paid for individually by a casino. What do you think they would do for an MLB team?
Correct. The vegas team will draw tourists ala wrigley.....Hell..I'll go...baseball and gambling, strippers, 2 dollar steaks...ect...
Gene

Bobby Thigpen
01-20-2005, 02:57 PM
Hell..I'll go...baseball and gambling, strippers, 2 dollar steaks...ect...

I think that has got to be the greatest sentence ever constructed on this site. I mean for the love of God, look at the words in that sentence. Everything you need in life. Baseball, gambling, strippers, and cheap steaks. Throw in the word football and I may have passed out.:bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

maurice
01-20-2005, 03:10 PM
Senate President Tom Lee takes a Reagan stance

So you're saying that he's secretly negotiating with the Marlins and, when called on it, will claim that he doesn't remember?

:duck:

longshot7
01-20-2005, 03:27 PM
I think that has got to be the greatest sentence ever constructed on this site. I mean for the love of God, look at the words in that sentence. Everything you need in life. Baseball, gambling, strippers, and cheap steaks. Throw in the word football and I may have passed out.:bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

Too bad the Las Vegas Outlaws didn't pan out, huh?

soxfan26
01-20-2005, 03:29 PM
So you're saying that he's secretly negotiating with the Marlins and, when called on it, will claim that he doesn't remember?

:duck:

Oh no, not me, and not in this forum! :halo: