Wash Post cites A's success to support Expos in DC
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Good old Bud must be choking in his latte this am! A Washington Post editorial points out how the A's have been successful in an old ballpark just 17 miles from the Giants new park. The reason given for their success is that they play good baseball!
Here is part of editorial:
THE BEST ARGUMENT for bringing major league baseball back to the nation's capital lies on the other side of the continent, in the San Francisco Bay area. There the San Francisco Giants, playing in a glamorous new stadium, are on a pace to draw 3.2 million fans this year. Meanwhile, the Oakland Athletics, in an old stadium not well suited to baseball, can expect to bring in more than 2 million for home games. And keep in mind that these two stadiums are only about 17 miles apart, not 35 or 40 or whatever distance would separate a Washington area team from the Baltimore Orioles.
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Thank you, Washington Post!
| By diamond_lil on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 08:03 am:|
The stimulating factor is called competition, and the Orioles might benefit from a bit more of it -- as would Washington's new team and all of baseball, for that matter.
This is what Giants fans have to remember. If the A's leave the area, the Giants would become the Brewers. No need to compete for the entertainment dollar breeds mediocrity.