"Booing on opening day is like telling grandma her house smells like old lady."--WOY
eh, the stadium deal is going through
this is just a blip on the radar
woo woo woo, you know it
I seem to remember hearing about how Cleveland and Seattle were terrible baseball towns.
Look, I don't like the whole stadium extortion game anymore than the next person, but I believe the Marlins drew 3 million fans in their first year and drew pretty well the year after their 2nd world series. All of it in a crummy rainfall-prone setting in stifling summer heat. The population of Miami likes baseball as much as any population in the country. If they do the park right, I expect them to draw above average on a consistent basis.
". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008
I wouldn't expect Loria to put any money into the team, I expect him to sell as fast as he can as soon as the new place opens.
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."