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DVG
01-18-2002, 12:37 AM
I saw an article on ESPN.com that the Expos might move to
our nation's Capitol. Uh? Hello? Do the Minnesota Twins and
Texas Rangers mean anything to them? They both tried D.C.
and bombed miserably. Are they thinking that the third time
will be the charm? Or that perhaps they'll do something this
time that the previous ownerships did not? I just want to
know how this franchise will succeed where the two others
did not. I mean, they'll get the President to attend their games
and who else? Good luck.

"Those who do not learn the lessons of history are doomed
to repeat them." That statement is usually applied to ruthless
dictators, but we can apply it on a smaller scale to bumbling
owners as well.

Speaking of bumbling owners, I see the boys have all but
made the sale of the Red Sox to John Henry official. ANY
commish from Landis to Vincent would've put the kibbosh on
this as not being in the best interests of baseball. With the
Brewers owner in charge, no one will stop them. The NL en-
gaged in this franchise-trading chicanery in the 1890's. Owners
would raid one team and stock the other with stars. That's how
the Cleveland Spiders wound up going 20-134 in 1899. The
owners of the team acquired St. Louis and stripped Cleveland
of all of its talent and put them on StL. The league became
weak and corrupt and this led to the formation of the American
League. Now I read (it may not be true) that Loria wants to
bring some Expos people with him when he buys Florida. Sigh.
Please refer to quote in above paragraph.

Perhaps it isn't a big deal. I write of it though, because of
something that Jesse Ventura said; that baseball owners
didn't become rich in other fields by being stupid. No, but I'd
lay odds (if I were a betting man) that many of them did be-
come rich by cutting unethical, backroom deals like the ones
that they are pulling now.

Daver
01-18-2002, 12:41 AM
I have never commented on anything you have posted with that.

bjmarte
01-18-2002, 12:47 AM
Originally posted by DVG
I saw an article on ESPN.com that the Expos might move to
our nation's Capitol. Uh? Hello? Do the Minnesota Twins and
Texas Rangers mean anything to them? They both tried D.C.
and bombed miserably. Are they thinking that the third time
will be the charm? Or that perhaps they'll do something this
time that the previous ownerships did not? I just want to
know how this franchise will succeed where the two others
did not. I mean, they'll get the President to attend their games
and who else? Good luck.

Could the Expos possibly do any worse than they have in Montreal?

czalgosz
01-18-2002, 01:59 AM
Are the Orioles going to allow a team in D.C.? Last I heard, they were claiming D.C. as their market.

The most logical place to move a team would be New York, but there's no way the Yanks and Mets would bump over to allow room at the ol' feeding trough.

DVG
01-18-2002, 04:03 AM
I have read that Peter Angelos will sell his territorial rights for
a considerable fee. Part of them, anyway. I'm sure that will in-
volve a whole other deal. Point is, the Orioles will be financially
compensated to allow the Expos to move to DC.

RichH55
01-18-2002, 08:58 AM
Originally posted by DVG
I have read that Peter Angelos will sell his territorial rights for
a considerable fee. Part of them, anyway. I'm sure that will in-
volve a whole other deal. Point is, the Orioles will be financially
compensated to allow the Expos to move to DC.

Well that has to be a great good morning for the next crop of over aged over priced bust FAs out there...Peter is here for ya!

Daver
01-18-2002, 10:17 AM
Originally posted by czalgosz


The most logical place to move a team would be New York, but there's no way the Yanks and Mets would bump over to allow room at the ol' feeding trough.

Easily solved czal,welcome to the league,the Newark Expos.

Daver
01-18-2002, 10:48 AM
From MSNBC.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/689896.asp

Cheryl
01-18-2002, 11:45 AM
The Expos aren't going to DC. This is just a carrot being dangled in front of Congress so it won't hold hearings on the antitrust exemption.