Thursday, November 18, 2004

Baseball delays vote??

Um, I'm sure it's just a burp, but with no explanation and all expectations being that the move to DC would be voted through today, baseball decided to delay the vote with no word (outside Selig saying soon, which I believe is what he said 3 years ago) on when the vote would go through. Selig simply pointed to the "myriad of issues still in play." As Socrates once said: "Yeah, just freakin' great."

4 Comments:

At 7:28 PM, Blogger SuperNoVa said...

By the way, "Yeah, just freakin' great" is a quasi-googlewhack - Link

 
At 9:50 AM, Blogger dexys_midnight said...

How did you know I publish stories under the names Melissa and Marianne? :-p

 
At 4:41 PM, Blogger DM said...

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At 5:19 PM, Blogger DM said...

I refer the right honorable reader to the first post on this blog.

Apparently there are also pennants from the early nineties reflecting the impending move of the Astros to the Nation's capital.

When I first moved to Washington in 1990, I remember thinking, yes, we'll have a baseball team in a few years. I recall the sparsely attended rally in Spring 1991 (in anticipation of the 1993 expansion) in front of the District Building where Ken Beatrice lead the chants (if you can call them that) of "What do we want? Baseball. When do we want it? Now!" I got a sunburn at RFK in March 1991 with 50,000 others watching the Orioles play the Expos (of all teams) in a show of support for baseball in D.C. I curse the Florida Marlins (it should have been OUR team that has won two World Series).

The test remains appropriate: I will believe in baseball in DC when I am sitting in RFK watching a game that counts in the standings and one team will actually play 80 other games in that park that also count in the standings

 

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