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  1. Latilleon

    April 10 Gamethread 1:10pm first pitch

    Dylan Crews sounds like he’s the player for Rick.
  2. Kenny Williams reaction to the Forbes article is probably, “Hell, if I had known we made that much money, we could have gone ahead and guaranteed Machado the $300 million!”
  3. Latilleon

    Why you should not want Reinsdorf to sell the SOX

    Mark Cuban wouldn't have to finance the team. Neither would the Pritzkers. And how many billionaires live in the Chicago area?
  4. Latilleon

    If White Sox are sold

    Yes. If Naperville went half on a stadium and they gave the Sox a huge amount of acreage where the Sox can do what the Braves did in Cobb County, GA and the Cubs have been doing in Wrigleyville, how attractive would that be for a new Sox owner, even if it meant leaving the city?
  5. Latilleon

    If White Sox are sold

    Portland and Montreal have MLB efforts. Portland seems to have a stadium plan, Montreal apparently does not. Nashville just publicly funded a MLS stadium for $300 million and a Triple-A stadium for $100 million. I don't know if they would be 100% for publicly building a $750 million MLB stadium, but they would love the feather in the cap of an MLB team, even if they probably cannot support it and all the other teams.
  6. Latilleon

    If White Sox are sold

    Michael Heisley was a cheapskate all day long who made his billions buying depressed assets and selling them when he got the value up. He was also a year younger than JR. So him buying the team would have been a business move, not a rich guy's luxury toy move. That's why its good he didn't buy.
  7. Latilleon

    If White Sox are sold

    Portland... Probably the most attractive US market without MLB because it has 2.5 million people and only an NBA team. Still only the size of Pittsburgh. Las Vegas is 2 million people and will have NHL and NFL. Already full of entertainment. TV deal will suck. Oklahoma City has a population of 1.4 million. Not gonna happen. Mexico City is the largest city in North America. But its a long way away from the rest of the league. San Juan, Puerto Rico has 2.4 million people but the Commonwealth is having a really bad financial crunch. Who's going to pay for a $600 million plus stadium there? Montreal has 4 million people and when MLB expands, if someone will build a stadium, the National League is probably coming back. Indianapolis has 2.3 million people, the NFL, NBA, and Cincinnati 100 miles away. San Antonio and Austin are 80 miles apart. SA has 2.4 million and Austin has 2.2 million. Austin is also a wealthier city than San Antonio. If MLB went there, it'd probably be Austin but the markets would both be exploited by a perspective team. New Orleans has 1.3 million and has no business having the NFL and the NBA right now. Definitely can't afford the MLB. Charlotte is 2.5 million and a front runner with Portland and Montreal. But Charlotte already has the NFL and NBA taking a great amount of the money out of the market for a potential MLB team. Raleigh is slightly smaller than Charlotte but only has the NHL. It also has three major ACC programs in the metro area. Sacramento has 2.4 million, only an NBA franchise, but two MLB teams 80 miles away. It's almost like the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee would never get an MLB team today being so small (2 million) and close to Chicago. I'm surprised you didn't mention Nashville. That's the hot city on the tip of everyone's tongue. Nashville has 2 million and the same issue as Charlotte, Las Vegas, and incredibly, New Orleans; two big league sports franchises already sucking the oxygen out of a potential MLB franchise's atmosphere. Chicago is an attractive market for both a National League and American League franchise and can afford to sellout both stadiums all 162 games. That's why the question of whether the Sox would leave Chicago is a non-starter. If a younger owner came in and bought the Sox, they could easily find one of the suburbs to allow them to Cobb County a new stadium and let them develop the real estate around the new park. We know the city and the state won't pay for a new park, but Chicago is attractive enough as a market that Reinsdorf taking the fanbase for granted can be overcome with actual hope and not optimism tempered by mistrust.
  8. Latilleon

    Cubs bringing in mystery partner for network

    This is what I was thinking, but is that a mystery?
  9. Latilleon

    American Family Insurance Park?

    Even better because it definitely connects with the team's nickname. Though I guess indirectly but based on the marketing, Coors does the same with the Rockies.
  10. Latilleon

    Sox reach new TV deal with NBC Sports

    Maybe because the Cubs are a current owner, they have to create a new entity.
  11. Latilleon

    Top 5 Favorite White Sox of All-Time

    Frank Baines Ozzie Ventura Paulie
  12. Buffalo and Louisville are too small. Indianapolis, Nashville, and Charlotte (the biggest of the three) all have two major league franchises and no MLB ready stadium. So not only do they have convince the (what would be for MLB small) markets to spend a billion on a stadium, you have to compete with existing franchises for the big money for suites and sponsorships. They don’t need two west teams. They’ll have four divisions of four in each league like the NFL. AL West Seattle PORTLAND Oakland LA NL West SF LA San Diego Arizona (Move Colorado to the Central)
  13. Chicago is too big of a market. Portland is 1/4 as big as Chicago so it makes no sense to leave Chicago for a market with many fewer people and money (specifically companies to buy sponsorships). It’s akin to leaving Chicago to move to Cincinnati.
  14. If they are willing to build a stadium, this is the choice.