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ondafarm
04-13-2006, 06:25 PM
According to: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/baseball/mlb/oakland_athletics/14221216.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

the A's shall be departing Oakland for Cisco's failed campus site near I-880.

I'm just curious as to what their new name, they can't keep, Oakland A's, not if they are in Fremont.

And just in case, the "Fremont Farmers" is already taken (local high school.) So just what will they change to?

And my metric is that if the name isn't funnier than, St Louis Ordinals or Newport Gnus, then they should keep working on it. I guess they could always just try the California A's. How banal!!!!

viagracat
04-13-2006, 06:52 PM
Used to be the California Angels; the California A's would be confusing I'd think...and probably not allowed. You know how lawyers are.

How 'bout the California Earthquakes, unless that's taken too...

A. Cavatica
04-13-2006, 07:01 PM
The Hayward Faults?

JohnBasedowYoda
04-13-2006, 07:05 PM
The I-Hope-Our-State-Doesn't-Break-Off-the-Mainlands?

gbergman
04-13-2006, 07:22 PM
The I-Hope-Our-State-Doesn't-Break-Off-the-Mainlands?
hey im on the side that may break off and become California island. personelly i would hope this would happen because norcal and socal are two diff. places or if all of cali broke off from US mainland i could wear island shorts and be on the second island state

2005WorldChamps
04-13-2006, 07:26 PM
According to: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/baseball/mlb/oakland_athletics/14221216.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

the A's shall be departing Oakland for Cisco's failed campus site near I-880.

I'm just curious as to what their new name, they can't keep, Oakland A's, not if they are in Fremont.

And just in case, the "Fremont Farmers" is already taken (local high school.) So just what will they change to?

And my metric is that if the name isn't funnier than, St Louis Ordinals or Newport Gnus, then they should keep working on it. I guess they could always just try the California A's. How banal!!!!

Heyya Farm. How about the Silicon Valley Runtime Variables? Or the Bay Area API Calls?

Chicken Dinner
04-13-2006, 07:40 PM
If both New York football teams can play in New Jersey, I think they would keep thier name. Freemont is just right down the road.

Fuller_Schettman
04-13-2006, 07:43 PM
How about the Alameda De Las Pulgas?!?

soxwon
04-13-2006, 08:24 PM
im waiting for the day sports teams are simply
one name!!
like the ATHLETICS
STING
it will happen!!!
no chicago white sox
simply WHITE SOX.

A. Cavatica
04-13-2006, 08:29 PM
The East Bay Devil A's?

RKMeibalane
04-13-2006, 08:52 PM
Frank was 2-4 today, to raise his average to .138, and he now has six runs batted in. From what Ken Macha said the other day, Frank has hit several balls hard, but just hasn't found too many holes, yet. He was the only offense for the FOBB today.

I've been watching Rowand somewhat these past few days. He hit his first home run the other day, and looks like he might be getting on track. The Phillies have a dangerous lineup, considering that Ryan Howard, a potential forty-home run man hits sixth for them.

I haven't seen anything about Everett since his home run. Nobody cares about the Mariners expect jeremyb1.

Now, what about that guy who used to play shortstop?

:hitless

"I am the greatest!"

Edit: Oops! I didn't mean to post this here. Please move to the "former Sox players" thread. Thanks!

ondafarm
04-13-2006, 09:34 PM
im waiting for the day sports teams are simply
one name!!
like the ATHLETICS
STING
it will happen!!!
no chicago white sox
simply WHITE SOX.

You know that in Japan most of the teams are known by their corporate owner's name. The Chuinichi Dragons are owned by the Chunichi Shimbun, a newspaper company. The Daei Hawks (Iguchi's old team) were owned by a department store chain (they are now owned by an online bank.)

RKMeibalane
04-13-2006, 09:49 PM
You know that in Japan most of the teams are known by their corporate owner's name. The Chuinichi Dragons are owned by the Chunichi Shimbun, a newspaper company. The Daei Hawks (Iguchi's old team) were owned by a department store chain (they are now owned by an online bank.)

The Reinsdorf White Sox. Hmm...

Britt Burns
04-13-2006, 09:54 PM
It must be the Billy Beaneland BP's Erections. They've been the best team around for the last 10 years you know, except for that little part about their record...

1951Campbell
04-13-2006, 10:25 PM
Maybe they can be the "Golden State A's."

lumpyspun
04-13-2006, 10:34 PM
I haven't seen anything about Everett since his home run. Nobody cares about the Mariners expect jeremyb1.



He's doing his normal self...some good games, some bad. Tonight he had a few walks (one with the bases loaded) and an RBI single. Overall, he has been a solid pickup for the M's....who, by the way, are 2 outs from beating the INDIANS 2 of 3 games!!!!

buehrle4cy05
04-13-2006, 10:37 PM
How about the Fremont Sabretooths (after the brilliant sabremetric theory).

CallMeNuts
04-13-2006, 10:46 PM
San Francisco A's of Freemont

chaerulez
04-13-2006, 11:02 PM
How far away is Fremont from Oakland? Because before Ford Field, the Lions played in Pontiac and the Pistons still play in Auburn Hills. The Giants and Jets both play in New Jersey. The Bears were considering moves to Gary and Aurora (and I seriously doubt any part of the team name would've changed). I can't think of anything else off the top of my head, but if it's less than around 30 miles, I think remaining the Oakland A's is fine.

ondafarm
04-14-2006, 12:10 AM
How far away is Fremont from Oakland? Because before Ford Field, the Lions played in Pontiac and the Pistons still play in Auburn Hills. The Giants and Jets both play in New Jersey. The Bears were considering moves to Gary and Aurora (and I seriously doubt any part of the team name would've changed). I can't think of anything else off the top of my head, but if it's less than around 30 miles, I think remaining the Oakland A's is fine.

It's about 20 miles, but much closer to San Jose.

palehozenychicty
04-14-2006, 11:50 AM
Maybe they can be the "Golden State A's."

:rolling:

What makes this funnier is that the Warriors actually play in Alameda, but the state of California owns the trademark rights to the team. At any rate, they should switch, and then we have the Oakland Warriors. That would solve both teams name problems.

soxinem1
04-16-2006, 08:40 AM
Philadelphia A's!!

MisterB
04-16-2006, 01:09 PM
:rolling:

What makes this funnier is that the Warriors actually play in Alameda, but the state of California owns the trademark rights to the team. At any rate, they should switch, and then we have the Oakland Warriors. That would solve both teams name problems.

Um, the Warriors play in Oakland, about 200 feet from where the A's & Raiders play.

Layla
04-16-2006, 01:13 PM
San Francisco A's of Freemont

Gotta be

Oakland A's of Fremont. They can be called "OAF"s.:D:

downstairs
04-16-2006, 01:20 PM
How far away is Fremont from Oakland? Because before Ford Field, the Lions played in Pontiac and the Pistons still play in Auburn Hills. The Giants and Jets both play in New Jersey. The Bears were considering moves to Gary and Aurora (and I seriously doubt any part of the team name would've changed). I can't think of anything else off the top of my head, but if it's less than around 30 miles, I think remaining the Oakland A's is fine.

I've always thought the rule was 70 miles. So by moving to Fremont, I am sure they can call themselves Oakland...

That rule may be the NFL only, I forget who has what rule.

Railsplitter
04-16-2006, 03:07 PM
The Pacific Coast League once had the Oakland Oaks.

SABRSox
04-16-2006, 03:34 PM
This is starting to alarm me a bit. What we're starting to see now is real estate developers purchasing ballclubs and using them as anchors for giant real estate projects.

Here in LA, Frank McCourt is looking to tear up a nice chunk of the parking lot at Dodger Stadium and install massive, highly priced condos. Not only does that make the already bad parking situation even worse, but it makes me wonder if he even cares about how the team performs.

I personally think he's more interested in land development, and if that's the case, I'd hate to see baseball teams become turnkey operations for real estate tycoons.