Sunday, April 19, 2015

Major League Baseball in Vancouver and Montreal. Make it one team. North Country Lumberjacks. The 'Jacks !!!

Having stadiums and some fan base focal points in the east and west can justify any division alignment.  So if MLB had a two team expansion and thought about Portland and/or Charlotte, it wouldn't have to leave the likes of Montreal out of the picture.  Or Vancouver.

Really, you could do the West Coast Athletics in the likes of Oakland, Portland, Las Vegas and/or Vancouver and resurrect the Expos as the East Coast Expos.  If the Expos were the new team (again) the Rays could vacate Tampa for Charlotte AND Nashville.  There are a few ways to dice it.  If you wanted a south of the border counterpart to Canada, a Porltand-Charlotte Coastal City Flights (or Jets) ball club could win the hearts of those towns.  At least better some than none right?  The airliner part is certainly respective of their economies.  Would you call the new broader Canadian franchise the Flights?  The Pack?

But to sure up the Canadian market and bring about more solidarity outside of the Blue Jays, the 'Jacks playing in east and west Canada's Montreal and Vancouver, I see a more expansive way forward for MLB.

Since apparently, toe-tapping markets isn't looking so great for the league anytime soon, toss the ideas around in your mind.

See way more talk about big league expansion, relocation and co-location for the Big Five sports throughout the blog:    
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Defunct American CFL Teams
More Canadian NHL teams
International Expansion Creep
Vancouver NBA, Montreal MLB and 7 new CFL teams by 2035
Gulf Run Rays. Major League Baseball in Monterrey, New Orleans and Tampa 
Midlakes Mustangs NHL Expansion Team 
Yankees Hockey: The Great Lakes/North Coast Hockey Team. A New NHL Franchise and Concept 
Canadian Band - NHL Travel Tag Team for Outlander Canada 
Transteleportation of Sports Spectatorship

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