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Washington proposed ballpark update

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By diamond_lil on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 09:43 am:

They're still on the pick a site phase?

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1886491

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By soxxinny on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 11:59 am:

I thought all of this was suppossed to be decided around the All-Star break? This is what happens when you let a used car salesman run baseball.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By deajay on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 02:29 pm:

Ho hum. And with Selig the beat goes on. Geez, how many more years have they extended Slug's contract? Sadly, it'll probably be enough time for him to put contraction back on the board. And let's see, by my count this will be the 3rd go-around for baseball in DC. Well, hey, their first two failures brought us the Twins and the Rangers. :( Yup, old Mr. Selig makes some strange decisions ... totally in contrast with others. IMO, Portland made more sense then any of the other players in this mess.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By me_94501 on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 01:59 pm:

I don't know if any of you have seen this (and sorry if this is a repost of a link already posted), but it seems that the deal to send the Expos to DC is done.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/baseball/mlb/09/24/expos.washington.ap/index.html

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By jenmed on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 02:26 pm:

Well, maybe Selig's decision is done. Getting all the owners to approve is another matter entirely. Angelos is not the only owner to say he won't vote for the relocation.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By ballparkfrank on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 04:39 pm:

You are right on jenmed. Eight owners' votes can block the move. Angelos, Wilpon, and McGowan are already openly against the move. Even if it is approved, Angelos will file suit for damages of $30M per year in lost revenues (MLB will try to placate him by offering participation in their sports network). The issue of support from the Washington politicos will change dramatically on January 1 when the three council members supporting a new ballpark who were voted out of office leave office.

Then there is the RICO suit and the injunction sought by the former minority Expo owners.

It is far from a done deal. On the contrary, the fur hasn't even begun to fly yet.
http://www.washtimes.com/sports/20040924-122611-3460r.htm

On the humorous side: The site for the new DC ballpark is an old navy yard. If Old Navy buys the naming rights, it could be called the Old Navy Yard!

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By eyleenn on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 09:51 pm:

Almost a year after this thread was started...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050826/ap_on_sp_ba_ne/bbn_washington_stadium


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