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Indians vs. Braves - Who will officially change their name first?

Cleveland in a week or more (July 10 or later)
- 1 (50%)
Cleveland in 4-6 days (July 7-9)
- 0 (0%)
Cleveland in 3 days or fewer (on or before July 6)
- 0 (0%)
Both on the same day
- 0 (0%)
Altlanta in 3 days or fewer (on or before July 6)
- 0 (0%)
Atlanta in 4-6 days (July 7-9)
- 0 (0%)
Atlanta in a week or more (July 10 or later)
- 1 (50%)

Total Members Voted: 2

Voting closed: July 05, 2020, 09:37:54 PM


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Re: American League
« Reply #2775 on: May 25, 2020, 01:34:36 PM »

https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/sports/cleveland-indians-nicolas-cage-face-lineup-graphic

Not the bizarrest story I've read today - that goes to the NYT and their piece on a lawsuit concerning animalistic sex and relationships in fanfic-based novels and whether or not anybody owns the tropes being discussed and can they be copyrighted.

But still... why did the Cleveland Indians insert images of Nicolas Cage into 39 of their lineups in 2019?!
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Re: American League
« Reply #2777 on: June 05, 2020, 10:15:05 AM »

That's a marbleous idea.

Have fan gatherings in marbled halls.   Serve marbled beef.   Carl Sagan fans can support a team using "pale blue dot" marbles.   And Texas will put a new spin on "Aggies. "
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Re: American League
« Reply #2779 on: June 05, 2020, 06:26:31 PM »

I'm getting a sense of nostalgia.

And Tori played most of his career in Minny

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Re: American League
« Reply #2780 on: June 08, 2020, 01:35:16 PM »

Screw the owners, the actual folks who are impeding bringing back the game we say we love.

Don't know if anyone saw this, but Fay Vincent agrees:

Nearly 30 years later, Vincent still considers the owners politically clueless and on the wrong side of the current dispute. He’s been following the negotiations casually, not closely, but baseball’s timeless principles still apply

And that is: the players are the talent, they’re the game’s oxygen. No matter what they earn, they’re still getting ripped off.

“Over the last 25 years, there’s been this general myth that the players have done better than the owners,” Vincent said. “People think, ‘the union’s won because the players are making so much money.’ Well, the reality is the Yankees are worth $10 billion. If the Steinbrenner sold the team today, the players wouldn’t get a nickel. The players don’t own YES, they don’t own SNY, they don’t own NESN. So tell me who is the winner and who is the loser?

“George Steinbrenner bought the Yankees for $10 million. That team is one of the greatest investments in history and his family owns it all. The same is true for all the owners: after tax dollars and capital gains (tax) they’ve held onto every bit of equity.”

...Still, he’s not surprised Clark and the union are skeptical of the owners’ potential losses. The distrust dates back to the collusion cases in the 1980s, when the owners were found guilty of conspiring to avoid competitive bidding for players. They were forced to pay $280 million in damages.

Vincent has a simple translation for all that.

“The owners stole that money from the players. Stole it. There’s no other verb,” he said. “When you steal that much it’s a hard argument to deflate. It’s why the players have never trusted owners since then.”

And that leaves Vincent at the doorstep of a doomsday conclusion about where baseball is headed in 2020.

“I’m not optimistic about a deal,” he said. “I just don’t think it’s going to happen.”


https://www.nj.com/yankees/2020/06/former-mlb-commissioner-warns-owners-players-union-cannot-be-broken-it-looks-like-its-1994-all-over-again.html

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Re: American League
« Reply #2782 on: June 09, 2020, 12:36:20 PM »

78 games

8 playoff teams per league.

Decision expected from players by tomorrow
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« Reply #2783 on: June 09, 2020, 12:38:37 PM »

If they say no - MLB could go with 48 games - with playoffs staying at 5 per

Players would be giving up playoff shares (for the 6 teams left out) - and prorated reg. season dollars.

Fingers crossed they wise up and say yes.
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Re: American League
« Reply #2784 on: June 09, 2020, 06:12:01 PM »

Sorry, but this whole situation is the owners' fault. And the weakass commish.
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Re: American League
« Reply #2785 on: June 10, 2020, 09:22:41 AM »

I dont care who you blame

Like I said - decision likely today.

I admit - I am selfish - wanna see some games.
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Re: American League
« Reply #2786 on: June 10, 2020, 10:30:48 AM »

The baseball guy in the Washington Post wrote today:

There will almost certainly be a Major League Baseball season in 2020, a reality that reflects less a strong degree of confidence in MLB and its players’ union striking an economic deal and more an acknowledgment that Commissioner Rob Manfred can essentially impose his will, with some caveats, in the absence of one. Whatever that ends up looking like, it will satisfy almost no one and infuriate many.

Link to entire article:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/06/09/baseball-squandered-its-chance-best-case-return-now-it-is-left-with-mess/
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Re: American League
« Reply #2787 on: June 10, 2020, 10:35:28 AM »

You can't be infuriated if you had the chance to take a better deal.
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« Reply #2788 on: June 10, 2020, 10:56:32 AM »

You can't be infuriated if you had the chance to take a better deal.
The players already accepted that better deal. Ownership came back for more. You can be infuriated that your negotiating partner reneged on a good faith agreement about how to adjust salaries due to the pandemic.
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Re: American League
« Reply #2789 on: June 10, 2020, 11:30:12 AM »

I haven't kept up with this issue very closely but my sense is the owners want to squeeze the players as hard as they can, get them to accept a bad deal for a very shortened (and to a meaningless) season and then hope post-season TV money bails them out of massive losses. And then regroup for 2021. The real goal seems the same: to slash labor costs and further weaken the MLBPA. 

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