Monday, July 17, 2017

An Alternative for Rays Baseball: New Orleans


The South Coast Rays



Tampa is a part-time town.  And while my preference is the Florida Marlins splitting time between two resort Florida cities (and coasts), the South Coast Rays sharing time with
New Orleans seems like a nifty fix for an all-southern brand.  Can Atlanta's monopoly be over with?


Hell, some kind of Southern Rays with barnstorming existing structures in downtown Charlotte, Nashville and Memphis, also.  Call them the Southland Band?  Southern Band,...something like that?

Friday, July 7, 2017

NBA's Exponential Expansion - More than 3 Cities Next

Why doubled up in LA like every other sport?
Why not take the Clippers to San Diego ANDDD Seattle.  The West Coast Clippers sounds so bad ass.
And if we did it by way of relocation/co-location for the tag team Clippers, there's another city that could come into the fold.
Rachel Demita

WHO BESIDES LOUISVILLE AND SEATTLE....which seem to be the obvious choices????

Do Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and St. Louis care in the east?
What about Kansas City again?

Norfolk area?

Anything even feasible in the west?  Texas in-fighting for Austin?
Vegas, that town that got hockey first and now the NFL???

Monday, July 3, 2017

Did Anyone Catch these Cool Names in the Beautiful Bush Leagues?


By now, have you heard of the New Orleans Baby Cakes?

Double-A:
The Jacksonville Suns changed their name to Jumbo Shrimp
The Mets (not Phils) have the Rumble Ponies
Shuckers, Yard Goats and Biscuits have been gold.

wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-A_(baseball)

 All fun names.

Different strokes for different folks.  Some folk fun is like A-ball's Bowling Green Hot Rods.  Or Loons.  Or River Bandits

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Next Triple-A MiLB Team

And the next vacancy is assumed to be left by a city promoted.  I'd say make Tampa triple-A, but whatevs'.

Is Monterrey Mexico the next most appreciative Triple-A camp for MiLB???  More interleague-like play with the Mexican League?

Of side note:  it's pretty cool that Atlanta's AAA club is in suburbia Atlanta.
If my Reds parted way with regional Louisville for whatever reason, what place would be a good landing spot.  Could a promotion of the city of Dayton be in order?

wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple-A_(baseball)

For about a decade now, Canada has been absent of MLB.  I genuinely wonder if Montreal snobbery is a thing and if they'd be very much less interested in sporting a minor league franchise for the Jays.  Then Toronto's current TripA team could free the city of Buffalo up for one of two MLB expansion team affiliates.  I'm sure Vancouver would be fine with taking up the on-deck circle.

San Antonio is barely a hundred miles away from the Rangers tripA club in suburban Austin.  Maybe the 'Stros tripA affiliation in California could just come to Alamo territory?  For now, it dubA Padres turf.  Actually already, the Sky Sox are picking up and moving to old Dodger and Missions club turf.

Looking up at the map, I spy Boise.  Could they get a major promotion as the one with Dayton I got all imaginary about?  Maybe not feasible.  I'm not sure.  I know Dayton is a hard ticket.  To buy.  Sold out a lot.  Logistically it's a pain, but Honolulu and Anchorage could get something.

My solution would be a West Coast named franchise share with Portland.  Portland, along with Monterrey are no doubt the biggest gapes with Canada.  Is Portland the true trolly snob?  They're missing top-notch pro hockey, too.  They could use a West Coast Truckers branded franchise in those two minor-league heavy sports farms.  While Greater Portland and Oregon have the suburban Hillsboro Hops A-ball club, we could spice a promotion up a notch with a tag team city agreement for a bigger league developing team.  Go Portland.