Friday, June 23, 2017

Greater Names: Great Lakes v Dayton. MLB Greater name???

It was a game I caught glimpse of.  The Loons of the Great Lakes versus the Dragons in A-ball.  An alliteration of America's game.

Great names indeed.
The Great Lakes moniker is missing out of higher level sports.  Most notably in hockey, I'd say.
And so many cities in the region could use it, and in the vein of my pitch as a tag team city.  Some leagues are missing out on Indy, Cinci, Columbus, Cleveland, Milwaukee and even Detroit (because there's no Detroit Arsenal yet). 

The Megaloppers
Fleet
Armada
North Shoreman
South Shoreman

All but MLB has a regional name.  The NFL has New England.  NBA has Golden State.  Hockey and the NFL tout Carolina, combining two states.  MLS has New England as well.  How neat would Dakota Diesel or even Nebraska-Dakota Diesel be?  What about the Southlakes Predators or Fishermen tagging with Atlanta?  And MLB could join the fold with Southern Belles or Drawl,... or something like the Southland Band.  ...Apparel sales big time.

I've blogblabbed about it all before in previous posts ..... ....
check 'em out

Friday, June 16, 2017

Cinci Stadium MLS and Vancouver play MLB ??? 'sNEWS or Lose


                     Click: River City News article



I've talked before about Kentucky (Newport, Covington, Dayton KY) being Cinci's New Jersey.  Albeit it was for the Football Bengals.

.....the possibilities

And FC Cinci just defeated the Crew.
Get ready.
bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/06 Cincinnati v. Chicago
Pic from Cincinnati news

Of note, Cincinnati has a strong sister city relationship in Germany.  Not far from this stadium rendering is the Hofbrauhaus, akin to the one in Munich which is home to FC Bayern Munich and a similar stadium.

Canada baseball news CLICK below

Monday, June 5, 2017

Expanding, One Game at a time. New/Different Places. London

Home Run Derby in UK

bleacherreport.com/articles/2713391-mlb-announces-home-run-derby-in-london-featuring-former-all-stars


The former player thing makes it merrier for me.

Age brackets?
I haven't kept my eyes on the b-ball card market.  I would guess new cards.

International expansion home run over the wall

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Team without a Place?

Or a Team without a FIXED Place

First popping into my mind - the Harlem Globetrotters

Could something like this ever happen in the big leagues?

Obviously with the potential for apparel it could be everywhere in symbol.  But essentially it would be barnstorming.  A sense of place is the largest component of a franchise.

So if one is a veteran or troop, they have the potential for franchise.  A navy can dock in many places.




Ohhh.
And what if their field was floating? The Armada.  So many harbors.  From Anchorage to Honolulu.  Miami to Jacksonville to Boston.  Houston to Tampa.  It's one of the reasons I'm fixated on a West Coast brand - sustainability and the "absence makes the heart grow fonder" factor that'd boost Hawaii and Alaska.  And absences like the NBA in Seattle.  The NHL not there and ditto for Portland.  A northwest brand between those 3 mentioned states and big time hockey.

I like portable names like Army, Navy, Truckers, Bikers, Roadies and Outcasts.




Could an Outlanders brand suffice for the more nodal and emptier barron lands of the American west and north.  Could Boise and SLC get some more love that way?  Could American football take on a more world football (soccer'ier) tone in its next namings.  Imagine it:  Outlander Football.

See way more blabber and fairly irrelevant pics on my blog