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PressCoverage
10-06-2005, 02:04 AM
he seems to be a hot catch as a manager...

can any informed Yankees fans chime in with what they know about Girardi?

i'd love to see the Marlins with a young, enthusiastic new manager...

MikeO
10-06-2005, 08:18 AM
Not much experience but a young guy worth taking a shot at. IF/WHEN Toree does eventually retire or leave, he would be a guy the Yanks would talk to. Especially if he had a previous job like the Marlins on his resume.

phunwin
10-06-2005, 10:02 AM
I think the best guy on the market is the Man of La Macha.

RWhitney014
10-06-2005, 10:31 AM
I think the best guy on the market is the Man of La Macha.

Grr, you thunder-stealer, you.

AggieFin21
10-06-2005, 12:20 PM
Yeah, but I think Macha is ending up with the Pirates. He's already got ties to there (lives there I believe)

MikeO
10-13-2005, 04:44 PM
Girardi would be smart to give Tampa another look. Word is out that if Florida doesn't get that new stadium the team is moving to Vegas within 3 years.

Ray Finkle
10-13-2005, 04:46 PM
Girardi would be smart to give Tampa another look. Word is out that if Florida doesn't get that new stadium the team is moving to Vegas within 3 years.

Word is the only thing holding up Girardi going to the Marlins is that he wants to pick his own coaches but the F.O. wants to instead.

RWhitney014
10-13-2005, 11:24 PM
Girardi would be smart to give Tampa another look. Word is out that if Florida doesn't get that new stadium the team is moving to Vegas within 3 years.

I haven't heard that word, Mike. Care to share your sources?

Ferretsquig
10-13-2005, 11:44 PM
Been rumored for a long time now. They have to go somewhere if they dont get the stadium. Vegas is everyone's popular choice like LA is in the NFL.

RWhitney014
10-13-2005, 11:50 PM
Been rumored for a long time now. They have to go somewhere if they dont get the stadium. Vegas is everyone's popular choice like LA is in the NFL.

It's all total BS. Last year they made an exploratory trip there. I was being sarcastic towards Mike because he's trying to sound smart. Not only are there no stadium plans in Las Vegas, but if MLB really wanted a team there, I think the Expos would have been first.

Ray Finkle
10-13-2005, 11:52 PM
It's all total BS. Last year they made an exploratory trip there. I was being sarcastic towards Mike because he's trying to sound smart. Not only are there no stadium plans in Las Vegas, but if MLB really wanted a team there, I think the Expos would have been first.

I agree. At first I thought Vegas would be a great place for a team however the population there is very small and the hotels when the guests to stay in the Casino and spend money not have people leave to go to a baseball game.

I heard that Oakland has a shot at moving to Vegas. But who knows.

RWhitney014
10-14-2005, 12:08 AM
I agree. At first I thought Vegas would be a great place for a team however the population there is very small and the hotels when the guests to stay in the Casino and spend money not have people leave to go to a baseball game.

I heard that Oakland has a shot at moving to Vegas. But who knows.

Those rumors stem from the fact that they played 6 games there back in 1997 or something when McAfee was finishing renovations. The minor league field there is not big enough for MLB, and they can't support both.

Anyway, here's the thing with Las Vegas:

We're talking about a city with a population, albeit growing, of under a million. The tourism is what keeps the city full, but people are not there to go to a baseball game. They're there to sit in casinos, eat, and see shows. And it's not as if there are a lot of suburban folk that can make up for the smaller urban population. There's Henderson and a few other small towns, but that's it. It's sand. And a large majority of the population works in the entertainment business, which means they're sorta busy nights.

Then there's the issue of a stadium. There's obviously no room on the strip. So you're asking people to venture off into the desert, away from all of the glitz and glam, to see a baseball game for a likely fledgling team? Plus, you're going to need a roof, because players aren't going to play day games in 125 degree heat, nor will they play night games in 100. I went to Phoenix this summer and can say that it is impossibly hot there, but they were lucky because the people support baseball from their Cactus League past. You don't have that history in Vegas.

Getting 35,000 people a night to support a franchise in the desert away from the strip is not feasible. Sorry, but until the population doubles and a lot of it isn't in the entertainment biz, they're not going to be able to support an MLB team. An NBA team, requiring 15,000 people and no new arena (UNLV has a perfectly good one), might be a good option to try, and they'll see what support there is in the 2007 All Star Game. But it will be a long time before we see baseball on Vegas. And you can bet your bottom dollar on that.

MikeO
10-14-2005, 07:27 AM
It's all total BS. Last year they made an exploratory trip there. I was being sarcastic towards Mike because he's trying to sound smart. Not only are there no stadium plans in Las Vegas, but if MLB really wanted a team there, I think the Expos would have been first.

I'm not trying to be smart. :shakeno: Get off your high horse though. Those rumors have been around forever. Don't know what sports talk or newspapers you read but word is IF the Marlins don't get a new stadium they are looking to move the team and Vegas is a popular choice.

Washington DC was HIGHER on the list than Vegas that is why the Expos went there.

MikeO
10-14-2005, 07:28 AM
Those rumors stem from the fact that they played 6 games there back in 1997 or something when McAfee was finishing renovations. The minor league field there is not big enough for MLB, and they can't support both.

Anyway, here's the thing with Las Vegas:

We're talking about a city with a population, albeit growing, of under a million. The tourism is what keeps the city full, but people are not there to go to a baseball game. They're there to sit in casinos, eat, and see shows. And it's not as if there are a lot of suburban folk that can make up for the smaller urban population. There's Henderson and a few other small towns, but that's it. It's sand. And a large majority of the population works in the entertainment business, which means they're sorta busy nights.

Then there's the issue of a stadium. There's obviously no room on the strip. So you're asking people to venture off into the desert, away from all of the glitz and glam, to see a baseball game for a likely fledgling team? Plus, you're going to need a roof, because players aren't going to play day games in 125 degree heat, nor will they play night games in 100. I went to Phoenix this summer and can say that it is impossibly hot there, but they were lucky because the people support baseball from their Cactus League past. You don't have that history in Vegas.

Getting 35,000 people a night to support a franchise in the desert away from the strip is not feasible. Sorry, but until the population doubles and a lot of it isn't in the entertainment biz, they're not going to be able to support an MLB team. An NBA team, requiring 15,000 people and no new arena (UNLV has a perfectly good one), might be a good option to try, and they'll see what support there is in the 2007 All Star Game. But it will be a long time before we see baseball on Vegas. And you can bet your bottom dollar on that.

NBA is going there very soon with a team.

RWhitney014
10-14-2005, 12:42 PM
I'm not trying to be smart. :shakeno: Get off your high horse though. Those rumors have been around forever. Don't know what sports talk or newspapers you read but word is IF the Marlins don't get a new stadium they are looking to move the team and Vegas is a popular choice.

Washington DC was HIGHER on the list than Vegas that is why the Expos went there.

I'm not on any high horse. I just don't like it when people use unsubstantiated rumors as "word", because there is absolutely nothing going on with it.