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duke of dorwood
02-05-2002, 02:14 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Faced with a string of legal losses, baseball commissioner Bud Selig finally decided Tuesday that the sport won't try to eliminate teams until 2003.

Baseball had attempted to fold the Minnesota Twins and Montreal Expos but was thwarted by the Twins' landlord, which obtained an injunction that forced the team to honor its 2002 lease.

"While the clubs would have preferred to contract for 2002 and begin addressing the economic issues immediately," Selig said, "events outside of our direct control, including yesterday's court decision in Minnesota, have required us to move the date of contraction to 2003."

On Monday, the Minnesota Supreme Court refused to consider an appeal of the injunction by the Twins and Selig.

Owners voted Nov. 6 to eliminate two teams but did not specify which ones. Their labor negotiators later told the players' association the Twins and Expos were targeted.

Despite the court defeats in Minnesota, Selig had vowed to press on, saying the elimination of teams was needed to stem industry losses, which he claims totaled hundreds of millions of dollars last year. His admission of defeat came just nine days before the start of spring training, and he vowed to press forward with contraction for 2003.

:tool

I was just kidding, really

moochpuppy
02-05-2002, 02:46 PM
Anyone need a tour guide?

Nellie_Fox
02-05-2002, 03:37 PM
Maybe we ought to pick a day for WSI day at the Hump Dome before it is no more.

Cheryl
02-05-2002, 03:41 PM
I've been to the Hump Dump, but I've been toying with the idea of a road trip to Montreal this year. Can't be that hard to just walk up and get tickets there.

How do you say 'Comiskey upgrade' in French?

doublem23
02-05-2002, 03:41 PM
Originally posted by Nellie_Fox
Maybe we ought to pick a day for WSI day at the Hump Dome before it is no more.

Hey, I've always wanted to see the fertile plains of Minnesota :smile:

Nellie_Fox
02-05-2002, 03:52 PM
The Minnesota River runs right behind my house, goes up to join the Mississippi at the Twin Cities. I'll bet Daver could canoe up!

ma-gaga
02-05-2002, 04:09 PM
You'd have to portage a mile or so to get to my house. I wouldn't recommend it unless daver has a big motor and a bunch of gas, it's all uphill to here.

I'd welcome a WSI contigent at the Dome. :)

Nellie_Fox
02-05-2002, 04:13 PM
Originally posted by ma-gaga
You'd have to portage a mile or so to get to my house. I wouldn't recommend it unless daver has a big motor and a bunch of gas, it's all uphill to here.
Can't be. Since the Minnesota is flowing into the Mississippi, it has to be downhill. Water doesn't flow uphill.

ma-gaga
02-05-2002, 04:13 PM
This is one of the best baseball days I've had all off-season. I looked at the Sox-o-gram and couldn't agree more. Bring on the baseball season!!!

:tool
"um. Contraction could still THEORETICALLY happen. I didn't lie Senator..."

ma-gaga
02-05-2002, 04:21 PM
Originally posted by Nellie_Fox
Can't be. Since the Minnesota is flowing into the Mississippi, it has to be downhill. Water doesn't flow uphill.

I was talking about my house from yours, I'm in NE Minneapolis, I think I'm a little uphill from you. I suppose you would go downhill into the Mississippi, then take a hard left and go uphill past downtown, through the locks and dams until you got to waite park. Or something like that. I'd have to look at a map.

Water doesn't flow uphill? Next thing you know you'll be telling me that the sun doesn't revolve around the earth or that the earth isn't flat. :smile:

ma-gaga
02-05-2002, 04:29 PM
Alright, i looked at a map. Mankato's elevation 793, Minneapolis's elevation 819. That's really pretty close. 20 feet over 100 miles is pretty flat. So, I'll take your word that the Minnesota goes into the Mississippi. But I know they connect below my house. It wouldn't be that bad for you to canoe to my place. besides the mile portage through a couple of parks and golfcourses.

:)

Daver
02-05-2002, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by Nellie_Fox
The Minnesota River runs right behind my house, goes up to join the Mississippi at the Twin Cities. I'll bet Daver could canoe up!

Ummm,I don't own a canoe Nellie.

I've been to the Hump Dump to see the Vikings,I used to go every year,but stopprd going a few years ago to get in an extra weekend of hunting.

moochpuppy
02-06-2002, 07:46 AM
Originally posted by ma-gaga


I'd welcome a WSI contigent at the Dome. :)

Heck, if we could get half of the WSI up here for a Sox/Twins series we'd easily outnumber the Twin fans. :D:

Everyone could stay at Mystic Lake Casino. Sox games and gambling. What could be better?

foulkesfan11
02-08-2002, 02:30 PM
The twinkie dome is one of the ugliest in baseball, next to Wrigley of course.

moochpuppy
02-08-2002, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by foulkesfan11
The twinkie dome is one of the ugliest in baseball, next to Wrigley of course.

In a couple ways it's alot like Comiskey.

You can always find a good seat on game day and they're BLUE

:D: