Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Next MLB Expansion should be Canada and Mexico. The 'Jacks and Toros

Portland and Charlotte can be taken care of with the A's and Rays situation. 

Well, that could be the case if the big leagues could embrace a multi-nodal home and barnstorming feel.  West Coast Athletics is an awesome brand whether they play nestled up to the Giants or not.  And my stated case has been that Portland and Las Vegas may only be part-time towns for the big show.

And places like Mexico City, Monterrey and their nation....would have a brand to rally around.


Ditto for Montreal again.  And Vancouver.

So, why not have a Mexico brand play in two places?
Why not the North Country Lumberjacks splitting home time between Vancouver and Montreal?  It would be an even hotter ticket, even for the French.

Smaller number of seats in two place, apparel sales, and constantly nationally televised games makes it nearly a no-brainer, and I'm confident this showcase would overcome concerns.  BC place is a nice place.  Mexico could bolster infrastructure around some wonderful Williamsport-styled seating.

What are your thoughts?  Nashville/Memphis combo or Charlotte instead of Tampa?

Monday, August 7, 2017

MLB w/o NBA

Seattle
San Diego
KC
St. Louis
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh ... Tampa, ...um, let's not go there.
Or what?  Just too much baseball?

MLB is the biggest revenue requirement, by at least two-fold.  Market saturation and all that jazz.  Chicago is the third largest market (it was second for the longest), yet it's doubled up only in MLB.


Friday, August 4, 2017

Cinci Soccer Pro v Cons to West End, Oakley and the River

Plainly, ...as I see them at the moment.

Oakley
Pros:
Ambiance
The pub atmosphere is already in place.  Not fakin' it till ya' make it.  It's made.  Cincinnati footballs were not born downtown

Cons:
Traffic
It's a place where people live.  On game days it would instantly become a Wrigleyville for people who don't want that.

River 
Whether it be Kentucky or Ohio side

Pros:
Traffic handling already in place (for the most part).
Two solid sports sides of the river.

Cons:
Boring.  There is apparently no other part to Cincinnati.
Rhine United?

West End
Pros:
The Ambiance of Cincinnati, the Gritty Side.
The blue part of the uniform is the blue collar feel?
Stretching out downtown and it's entertaining feel.

Cons:  traffic?  But we can always bolster the infrastructure
But not really, right?  It's hugging a major American vein (I-75)


Personally, though I like the big shot feeling of Cincinnatians having our own New Jersey, I'm starting to crave some Cincinnati ambiance, especially since I can remember how much more beautiful the Ballpark at Broadway Commons would've been, instead of a casino.


What pro/cons am I missing?  What else?
Lions and tigers and Bearcats, oh my!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

An Alternative for Athletics Baseball: Anchorage and Honolulu. Yup!

And they'd simply be called the West Coast Athletics.

For those of you who read my blog (you know who you are, I don't know who you are ......and I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know who you are, and I thank you), you might be sick of hearing me repeat this West Coast A's brand over and over again.  But MLB isn't expanding until stadium fixations are taken care of for the current Oakland and Tampa Bay area based teams.  And boy Bay Areas technically already have MLB.  I have fixes or modifications to satisfy situations to keep MLB for them while the A's and Rays vacate.  Sounds weird?!  Or have you heard of (read) my fixes before?

If you snapped at my hook, ...well, I know it's more of an exhibitiony' feel for Hawaii and Alaska to host MLB and I'm all about them just making regular season appearances deep in the Summer for Alaska (A DAY NIGHT GAME!, if you know what I'm saying) and anytime you really want for the warm Pacific Island.

And I'd like to see the Giants recoin themselves the California Giants.  Every once in awhile they could go for some Redwoods benefit/charity at the ballpark (adding a dollar a tickey and donation buckets about, or some such), all the while having a tree as the emblem on their hat.

And the A's could move, either part-time to Las Vegas (because right now they're a part-time town too), or to Portland, and/or Las Vegas.  Option, also, Vancouver, but let me settle down and not get too crazy.
Used to be Philadelphia A's






South Coast Rays?:

An Alternative for Rays Baseball: New Orleans

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Bored Billionaire and an American Mexican-League team

It's a nifty thought anyway.  Proximity to Mexico, wouldn't ya' say?

Mexican League (basically Triple-A)
wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_League
 
   I'd like to see the
Portland Trollies          El Paso Gas
San Antonio Rafters
Utah Fielders
Santa Fe Express
Albuquerque Turkeys
OKC Pilots

What about more?  Cuba Ice.