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RE: Oakland A's to explore relocation
(06-08-2021 12:08 PM)Wedge Wrote:  
(06-08-2021 02:30 AM)AllTideUp Wrote:  
(06-07-2021 10:04 AM)Wedge Wrote:  
(06-07-2021 07:56 AM)DawgNBama Wrote:  Actually, the Brewers requested to move to the NL. However, it should not have been at the Astros expense.

Selig manipulated AL/NL alignment to move the Brewers to the NL in 1998. Then, when the owners and the players decided they wanted each league and division to have the same number of teams, requiring one team to move from the NL to the AL, Selig forced the Astros to move to the AL in 2013 so that the Brewers didn't have to move back.

The 90s were a strange time.

If they wanted the Brewers in the NL so bad, which made some sense, then why not just place both the Diamondbacks and the Rays in the AL?

Would have made sense to put Arizona in the AL and have 4 western teams in each league, and with Tampa Bay also in the AL, one Florida team in each league.

Maybe the clubs had already decided that each league should get one expansion team, and because the D-backs and Rays were added before there was interleague play they wanted an even number of teams in each league, and Selig saw his opportunity/excuse to move his team into the NL to make it 14 in the AL and 16 in the NL.

The way that Selig forced the Astros to switch leagues was sleazy.

Interleague play began the year before the D-backs and Rays joined.
06-09-2021 10:24 PM
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RE: Oakland A's to explore relocation
Teams that land in Oakland have long histories of relocating (# of different cities): A's (3), Warriors (3), Raiders (3), Golden Seals (3; went defunct after becoming the Cleveland Barons)

Most per league (# of different cities; active franchises only):
NHL (3): New Jersey Devils < Colorado Rockies < Kansas City Scouts
NBA (4.5): Sacramento Kings < Kansas City Kings < Kansas City-Omaha Kings < Cincinnati Royals < Rochester Royals
NFL (4.5): Arizona/Phoenix Cardinals < St. Louis Cardinals < Chicago Cardinals < (Chicago-Pittsburgh) Card-Pitt < Racine Cardinals
MLB (3): [3 franchises]
- Atlanta Braves < Milwaukee Braves < Boston Braves (and other names)
- Baltimore Orioles < St. Louis Browns < Milwaukee Brewers
- Oakland Athletics < Kansas City Athletics < Philadelphia Athletics

I'd like to see the A's stay in the Bay Area and rebrand as the California A's.
06-10-2021 03:41 PM
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