OT: Rays to become a two-city team?

CSF77

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Well it makes sense. Early and late season in FLA. Mid season in Montreal.

Problem is both teams suck at showing up to games.
 

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NO, NO ONE WILL GO TO GAMES IN BOTH CITIES
 

CSF77

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Here is the thing. They are trying to move their location right now and using this as a ploy.

Fan base is on the other side of the river.
 

TL1961

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Well it makes sense. Early and late season in FLA. Mid season in Montreal.

Problem is both teams suck at showing up to games.
Sooooo....which part makes sense again?

Two cities that don't have fanbases interested in paying to go to baseball games, but double the costs. Two stadiums. Travel to "home" games.

What's the pitch to potential free agents (not that teams in Tampa or Montreal ever signed one): Sign with us and you'll need TWO homes in season!!

Hey, Montreal fans, thanks for paying to see games in person. We made the playoffs! We will be playing in Tampa, but thanks for your money.
 
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TL1961

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They will use this as leverage to move from Tampa to St. Pete, and the relocation discussions will be resurfacing within 5 years.
 

CSF77

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Sooooo....which part makes sense again?

Two cities that don't have fanbases interested in paying to go to baseball games, but double the costs. Two stadiums. Travel to "home" games.

What's the pitch to potential free agents (not that teams in Tampa or Montreal ever signed one): Sign with us and you'll need TWO homes in season!!

Hey, Montreal fans, thanks for paying to see games in person. We made the playoffs! We will be playing in Tampa, but thanks for your money.
I agree with you.

The owner has been trying to move to the other side of the river for years. That is where their fan core is and those fans would rather watch at home vs travel over. City has been against it. So this whole issue is a leverage tactic to force the city to agree.

No one would buy a full move and the whole 50/50 crap is them saying you will lose 1/2 of your revenue.
 

CSF77

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So, let me ask you: when I combine "Rays" with "Expos" to come up with "Rapos" where do you find Toronto?
Rays and Expos?

My response was based off of the first reaction. Which is.

Rap. For Raptors.

os for expos.

Well guess it is better than Raypos.

Might get neg reviews.
 

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Rays and Expos?

My response was based off of the first reaction. Which is.

Rap. For Raptors.

os for expos.

Well guess it is better than Raypos.

Might get neg reviews.
Why would I include an NBA franchise team name in with an MLB team name?

@Rory Sparrow is this what you're talking about when you criticize this forum?
 
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