But what if the above stated realities stay bleak? Then I propose a share like Portland-Las Vegas and Nashville-Charlotte teaming up for a regional brand. My first choices stated on this blog are for a West Coast Athletics and Southland Rays of some sort, even including the likes of Oakland/Sacramento, New Orleans and Monterrey, Mexico. If the Florida Marlins come back into existence and share time with St. Pete Tampa, then surely the attendance at their home games would be better than embarrassing, instead of getting outnumbered by a Gloria Estefan concert. And the Rays can stretch their history somewhere else.
I try to make my case. Though in recent history, television market is a bigger money maker than money for seats at the ballpark I know the brand expansion is a way to make more people invested.
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If I can't have the A's this way, let it be a California Angels also playing upstate or in a place like Las Vegas or Portland.
Take New York's brand and consider some share-time with Buffalo. They have a renovation-ready stadium beckoning. Or imagine: A power expansion team like the resurrection and renovation co-location of the East Coast Expos in Montreal and Charlotte.
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Just a few samples:
California Angels Again
The California Angels of Anaheim and Oakland. West Coast Raiders
The New 32 Team MLB: Tampa-Monterrey, West Coast, North Country and Southland
East Coast Whalers of Norfolk and Hartford. A Two-Place Team in the NHL
For States without Big League Ball the Next Landing will be Las Vegas or Louisville