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Washington Nationals (2019 World Series Champions)

Discussion in 'Professional Baseball' started by LoKyBuckeye, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    Could this area support another team? I would think with Baltimore and the BoSox it would be a little much in that area. But looking at the other choices where else would they go... Vegas, Mexico??

    MLB group likely to push moving Expos to D.C. area

    By Hal Bodley, USA TODAY

    Baseball's relocation committee is leaning toward recommending one of two proposals from the Washington, D.C., area to be the Montreal Expos' permanent home.


    The committee is split on whether the District or Northern Virginia should get the team. (Related story: USA TODAY analysis of possible homes)

    In the latest indication the Washington area is the top choice, three people with knowledge of the relocation process told USA TODAY on Tuesday that those locations are ahead of Las Vegas; Norfolk, Va.; Monterrey, Mexico; and Portland, Ore., but that the committee is having difficulty reaching a final choice.

    Bob DuPuy, Major League Baseball's president, who is overseeing relocation, stressed that no decision has been reached. "There has been no decision and no elimination of any candidate," DuPuy said. He meets with Bud Selig today in his Milwaukee office to update the commissioner on progress of the committee, which is headed by Chicago White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf.

    Selig said last week that he expects a final decision soon after the July 13 All-Star Game in Houston.

    DuPuy will meet with Selig to discuss the work done by the committee — which also includes Milwaukee Brewers chairman Wendy Selig-Prieb, Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks and MLB executive vice president John McHale Jr. — "and to be guided accordingly."

    "The committee continues to receive materials from a number of the candidates and continues to weigh the merits of the prospective sites," DuPuy said. "We have provided some information to the commissioner."

    The Washington area is attractive because it has the biggest TV market, the largest population and the highest household income of the six candidates.

    One of the main topics of conversation today is expected to be Selig's concern for putting a team in the Washington area and the impact that would have on the Baltimore Orioles.

    Selig believes baseball made an unwise decision when it allowed the Kansas City A's to relocate in 1968 to Oakland, across the bay from the San Francisco Giants.

    "That was done without assuming what it was going to do to San Francisco," Selig said. "The leagues were more concerned about having a rivalry with each other than doing the right thing. As a result there's been a fortune lost in those cities over the past 36 years."

    Determining whether Selig is comfortable putting a team in the Washington area is the key issue — or hurdle. MLB would have to compensate Orioles owner Peter Angelos to avoid a lawsuit.

    "It remains a given (Selig is) concerned about a negative impact on any existing franchise," DuPuy said.
     
  2. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    I don't think Angelos lets it happen. My prediction: Bud Selig rails for 34 straight days about the negative impact gambling has on baseball and American society in general (and mentions how much it hurts him that Pete Rose isn't in the HOF 4,192 times) and then announces the Expos have relocated to: Las Vegas.
     
  3. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    If they do move to DC, they better not change their name to the "Senators". Anyone old enough to remember that team?
     
  4. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    They could get Teddy Ballgame to manage the Senators again....if they can install a freezer in the dugout:ohwell:
     
  5. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    Word is the decision will be announced in August after the Break, so we'll see where they go. I'm still betting on Las Vegas :tongue2:
     
  6. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Randy Johnson
    Pedro Martinez
    Gary Carter
    Tim Raines
    Vlad

    Nice to see Bud Selig get off his fucking ass and do something about baseball's ward of the state.
     
  7. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Don't forget the entire Mid 90's Colorado Rockies.
     
  8. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    the incompetence is hilarious...

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylc=X3oDMTBpcDBuM2RlBF9TAzk1ODYxNzc3BHNlYwN0aA--?slug=ap-expos-washington

    At issue is a measure passed late Tuesday by the District of Columbia Council, which voted to approve the Expos' move to Washington if private financing is used for at least half the cost of building a stadium. Baseball has been adamant that a stadium be funded with 100 percent government money up front, as stipulated in a September agreement negotiated with Williams.

    ``The legislation is inconsistent with our carefully negotiated agreement and is wholly unacceptable to Major League Baseball,'' said Bob DuPuy, baseball's chief operating officer.


    Yes, how dare you try to find some business to foot the bill. Don't you know we have to stick it to the taxpayers at any cost? :shake:

    Kudos to the DC city council.
     
  9. LightningRod

    LightningRod Senior

    Cropp at the Forefront
     
  10. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    If they are already letting ticket buyers get refunds, it looks pretty bleak for DC. Can this team EVER find a home???? Crazy.

    I say move em to VEGAS!
     
  11. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Well- that's just it.

    Vegas will take them tomorrow. No questions asked. So the question becomes, does DC need Baseball or Does Baseball need DC?

    While I completely agree that public money shouldn't be spent on stadiums that will end up benefitting private interests... (Unless there was a referendum)... on the other hand, the agreement was that D.C. would build the Stadium... and if Cropp is 'breaking' the agreement, then she should expect some fallout. (sexism and racism of course being inappropriate).

    I'd say if its Bad deal for DC, then the council should do what it needs to do, but I'd say both of them (the city and Baseball) need to ask themselves what they fucked up so badly for the deal to have come this far, and then fall apart now.
     
  12. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    I read that the Mayor of Vegas brought a bunch of Showgirls to the Baseball winter meetings.....so Im pretty sure they want a team! :biggrin:
     
  13. Sloopy45

    Sloopy45 Pimp Minister Sinister

    'Tastic: "I read that the Mayor of Vegas brought a bunch of Showgirls to the Baseball winter meetings.....so Im pretty sure they want a team!"

    Vegas wants a team bad!! They'd give baseball an incredible package for the Expos, too. But I don't see how a team would ever work there. It might happen out of necessity, but it could be a disaster.
     
  14. StooGrimson

    StooGrimson He drives around, all over the town...

    ...and pulls a Chuck Finley. What a piece of crap. I wonder if he'll try to find a way to compare this incident to 9/11 also.

    http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060419/SPT0401/604190349/1072/SPT


    Bowden arrested on DUI charge
    BY CURT ANDERSON | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <!--ARTICLE BODY TEXT-->MIAMI - Washington Nationals general manager Jim Bowden was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after allegedly running a stop sign while in Florida during his team's series against the Marlins last weekend.
    A few minutes before he was stopped, Bowden and his girlfriend were apparently involved in a physical altercation that left him with scratches and resulted in battery and resisting arrest charges against her.
    A Miami Beach police report said the 44-year-old Bowden refused to take a breath-alcohol test after he was stopped at 2:22 a.m. Monday. An officer said he saw Bowden run the stop sign on Collins Avenue, a main thoroughfare in the South Beach neighborhood. He failed field sobriety tests and was arrested, the report said.
    The report said that "a strong smell of an alcoholic beverage" emanated from the gray 2006 Cadillac STS that Bowden was driving and that he had "bloodshot eyes, glassy eyes, flush red face and slurred speech." The arresting officers concluded that Bowden "was unable to operate a motor vehicle safely."
    Under Florida's implied consent law, refusal to submit to a breath test results in an automatic driver's license suspension of at least six months. Bowden had a California driver's license when he was stopped and listed a Los Angeles home address, according to the police report.
    A second police report said that about 10 minutes before Bowden was pulled over, two officers saw he and his girlfriend, 36-year-old Joy Browning, arguing along nearby Ocean Drive. After assuring police that everything was fine, they drove off and allegedly ran through the stop sign.
    Police then noticed that Bowden had scratches on his right ear and left cheek and told Browning she would be arrested for a domestic violence charge. She refused to get out of the car and struck one of the officers twice after he took her cell phone, police said.
    Browning faces a May 8 arraignment on charges of felony resisting arrest with violence, resisting arrest without violence and simple battery. She was held in the Miami-Dade County jail until Tuesday afternoon, when she was released on $5,000 bond, jail officials said.
    It was not immediately clear whether Browning had a lawyer.
    The Nationals released a statement from Bowden on Tuesday acknowledging his arrest.
    "I intend to plead not guilty at a future date in a Miami-Dade court. I deeply regret any embarrassment that my arrest may cause the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball," Bowden said in the statement.
    "On the advice of legal counsel, I will have no further comment regarding this incident until the court proceedings are complete."
    Bowden's arrest comes as Major League Baseball closes in on announcing a new owner for the former Montreal Expos.
    The club was off to the franchise's worst start since 1970 before winning the last two games at Florida to get to 4-9 entering Tuesday night's game at Philadelphia.
    "I have talked to Jim Bowden about the regrettable incident that took place Sunday night," Nationals president Tony Tavares said. "The Washington Nationals will monitor the situation as it works its way through the court system and will not make any comment or take any action until the legal issues are resolved."
    Bowden was hired by the team in November 2004 as an interim GM, and Washington went 81-81 in his first season with the club, a 14-win improvement from the 2004 season.
    His contract was set to expire after last season, but was extended for six months. Then, during spring training, his deal was extended through the end of this season.
    Bowden was the youngest general manager in major league history when he took the position with the Cincinnati Reds at age 31 in 1992. He was with the Reds until 2003, then worked for ESPN before being hired by Washington.
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    Last edited: Apr 19, 2006
  15. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Bowden reminds of that guy in school who used to always get picked last in gym.

    He also is as close as you'll ever come to seeing a male "bitch."
     

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