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Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Major League Baseball is considering hosting a game at Evansville’s Bosse Field

ajor League Baseball wants to come to Evansville.

It has intentions to schedule a regular-season game at historic Bosse Field, the third-oldest ballpark still in regular use for professional baseball, surpassed only by Fenway Park and Wrigley Field. It would be the first MLB game ever played in Indiana.

The catch? It will take at least another year to become a reality.

“We’re really excited that Major League Baseball is considering Evansville for a special event game,” Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said. “We’ve been working toward a date – we thought we had one for 2023 – but in the last week, based on MLB’s changing schedules, that date is not going to happen.

“The good news is MLB is still very interested in Evansville. They love Bosse Field and they are really trying to figure out how to work us into their special event schedule.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 03, 2022 at 05:48 PM | 30 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. . . . . . . Posted: August 03, 2022 at 07:26 PM (#6089910)
Come for the baseball, stay for the virulent racism.
   2. Dog on the sidewalk has an ugly bracelet Posted: August 03, 2022 at 07:46 PM (#6089912)
Hey, they weren't born with the wealth to enjoy the virulent classism that you enjoy. Everyone's got to have an Other to look down on.
   3. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 03, 2022 at 08:01 PM (#6089914)
The catch? It will take at least another year to become a reality.

They can't put up a sportsbook inside the park any quicker than that?
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 03, 2022 at 08:17 PM (#6089916)

Come for the baseball, stay for the virulent racism.


And welcome to Fenway Park!
   5. cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE Posted: August 03, 2022 at 10:30 PM (#6089932)
The catch? It will take at least another year to become a reality.
How is that a catch? Was anyone expecting a MLB game in September?
   6. SoSH U at work Posted: August 03, 2022 at 10:44 PM (#6089936)
How is that a catch? Was anyone expecting a MLB game in September?


They were hoping for 2023. Now it won't be until 2024.
   7. cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE Posted: August 03, 2022 at 11:11 PM (#6089938)
They were hoping for 2023. Now it won't be until 2024.
Wait until they find out how many years in advance cities are awarded the Super Bowl.
   8. Howie Menckel Posted: August 03, 2022 at 11:25 PM (#6089940)
It would be the first MLB game ever played in Indiana.

as of the night of May 4, 1871, Indiana was the site of the only major league baseball game ever played - Cleveland Forest Cities at Fort Wayne Kekiongas.

there also were NL franchises in 1878 and 1887-89, an American Association team in 1884, and a Federal League franchise in 1914. and all those Indianapolis Hoosiers did was win the damn pennant.

and the first game in the Negro Leagues - that's the majors, if you have been keeping up - was held between the Chicago Giants and the host Indianapolis ABCs on May 2, 2020.

if you're gonna be wrong - go big, or go home!
   9. SoSH U at work Posted: August 03, 2022 at 11:34 PM (#6089941)
Wait until they find out how many years in advance cities are awarded the Super Bowl.


Yes, dammit. They've got to get in line behind Beaumont, Texas; Meridian, Idaho; and High Point, North Carolina.

As Hoosier cities and towns go, you would have to go down pretty far on the "most virulently racist" list before you got to Evansville. Of course, that's probably more of an indictment of the rest of the state than it is a defense of the Pocket City.

and the first game in the Negro Leagues - that's the majors, if you have been keeping up - was held between the Chicago Giants and the host Indianapolis ABCs on May 2, 2020.


See. Just two years ago Indy was still holding Negro League games.
   10. Mayor Blomberg Posted: August 04, 2022 at 12:50 AM (#6089947)
MLB is a corporate entity. No one says that a PGA event was held in Jersey last week (2 weeks ago) even though the contestants were professional golfers.
   11. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: August 04, 2022 at 01:39 AM (#6089949)
Hmm, lived in IN for about 14 years now, and Evansville is really only notable city (area) of the state I have yet to visit. The Redneck Audubon is almost done (I-69 from Indy to Evansville) perhaps I'll make the trip sometime. I had a similar reaction to #8, i guess those games don't count.
   12. SoSH U at work Posted: August 04, 2022 at 10:46 AM (#6089965)
Hmm, lived in IN for about 14 years now, and Evansville is really only notable city (area) of the state I have yet to visit.


That's kind of common. It's damn far and has been difficult to get to for most of the rest of the state.
   13. Howie Menckel Posted: August 04, 2022 at 10:50 AM (#6089966)
No one says that a PGA event was held in Jersey last week (2 weeks ago) even though the contestants were professional golfers.

none of the four majors are run by the PGA Tour - not even the PGA Championship.
   14. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 04, 2022 at 10:50 AM (#6089967)
Evansville is kind of an honorary part of Kentucky. When I lived in Louisville, I knew several people from Evansville.
   15. . . . . . . Posted: August 04, 2022 at 10:54 AM (#6089969)
The Redneck Audubon is almost done


Attention must be paid. This is delicious.
   16. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 04, 2022 at 11:55 AM (#6089978)
The Redneck Audubon is almost done


Attention must be paid. This is delicious.

I'm just confused as to why they're building a bird sanctuary for rednecks.
   17. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 04, 2022 at 12:05 PM (#6089981)
I'm just confused as to why they're building a bird sanctuary for rednecks.

Hunting season starts soon.
   18. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: August 04, 2022 at 12:52 PM (#6089990)
Ha. Great autocorrect, got past my eye. Maybe I'll come across some exotic birds heading to Evansville.
   19. Rally Posted: August 04, 2022 at 01:11 PM (#6089992)
Evansville is kind of an honorary part of Kentucky. When I lived in Louisville, I knew several people from Evansville.


I had some relatives there when I lived in Louisville. Didn’t remember the name of the park but if its that old, must be the one I visited in the early 80s. I do remember seeing Marty Castillo have a 3 homer game.
   20. Rally Posted: August 04, 2022 at 01:13 PM (#6089993)
Looking up Castillo, that game could have been anywhere from 1980-1983
   21. Meatwad Posted: August 04, 2022 at 01:15 PM (#6089995)
I would assume it will be a Reds vs Cardinals game.
   22. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: August 05, 2022 at 06:30 PM (#6090198)
Major League Baseball teams that played in Indiana:

Fort Wayne Kekiongas, 1871
Indianapolis Blues, 1878
Indianapolis Hoosiers, 1884
Indianapolis Hoosiers, 1887-89
Indianapolis Hoosiers, 1914
Indianapolis ABCs, 1920-39
Indianapolis Athletics, 1937
Indianapolis Crawfords, 1940
Indianapolis-Cincinnati Clowns, 1944
Indianapolis Clowns, 1946-48

MLB is a corporate entity. No one says that a PGA event was held in Jersey last week (2 weeks ago) even though the contestants were professional golfers.


MLB includes the National League, which had a team in Indianapolis from 1887-89 (see above).
   23. greenback needs a ride, not ammo Posted: August 05, 2022 at 09:38 PM (#6090226)
Hmm, lived in IN for about 14 years now, and Evansville is really only notable city (area) of the state I have yet to visit. The Redneck Audubon is almost done (I-69 from Indy to Evansville) perhaps I'll make the trip sometime.

I have lived in Indianapolis 25 years now (and grew up in Louisville). Bosse Field looks like what you would expect from a century-old ballpark that's managed to survive, but was exiled from organized baseball 30 years ago into the indy leagues. I have been there once, and I think that's the perfect number of times to visit.
   24. sunday silence (again) Posted: August 05, 2022 at 09:43 PM (#6090227)

none of the four majors are run by the PGA Tour - not even the PGA Championship.


Yeah can you elaborate on that? Is that why no one has attempted to ban the LIV players from the US tour? I havent really followed it that closely, not sure.
   25. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: August 05, 2022 at 10:05 PM (#6090233)
Masters is run by the Club, an invitational. In case you haven't noticed they do what they please.

USGA runs the US Open, they decide who qualifies,not the PGA Tour, the Opwn is run by the R&A and the PGA of America (teaching pros org) runs the PGA Championships. Suppose they could close the field to LIV members but not likely.
   26. SoSH U at work Posted: August 05, 2022 at 10:18 PM (#6090236)
I doubt any of the majors will outright ban the LIV guys, but it will become more and more difficult for most of them to auto qualify (particularly if they aren't eligible for world ranking points).
   27. Howie Menckel Posted: August 05, 2022 at 10:32 PM (#6090239)
yes, the real issue is OWGR (Official World Golf Rankings Points).

if LIV events don't count, then those players will start to disappear.

now, having won a major includes massive perks - I believe you are still invited to play in The Masters for life. Might have changed because a prickly fellow named Doug Ford abused the privilege.

some majors give 5- or 10-year invites, that sort of thing.

Masters is "next man up," and they may influence the scenarios. or a court might - a number of legal experts are not impressed by the Tour's claims (IANAL).
   28. Nasty Nate Posted: August 05, 2022 at 10:33 PM (#6090240)
Is that why no one has attempted to ban the LIV players from the US tour?
I thought they had been banned from the PGA Tour. But that is a specific thing that's not all inclusive.
   29. Howie Menckel Posted: August 05, 2022 at 11:37 PM (#6090253)
yes, banned from PGA Tour-run events.

thus, many of the "dark side" LIV guys just were allowed to play at The British Open.

the effort for an injunction now is to allow several LIV guys who already have qualified for the PGA Tour "playoffs" - you only need to be top 125 in points to play in Week 1 next week.

if LIV guys can play get OWGR points and play in the majors, the PGA Tour may be in some deep, deep ####.

Henrik Stenson just won $4 million for winning a 48-player, 54-hole event at Trump National Bedminster.
Last month, Cameron Smith won The British Open - a major and collected $2.5 million facing most of the best players in the world.

(to be fair, the field that Stenson beat was way more prestigious than the one that Tony Finau toppled in the Tour's Rocket Mortgage "Classic" in Detroit on the same weekend, first prize $1.5 million.)

how the PGA Tour Commissioner still has his gig is mind-boggling, in the vein of "you had ONE JOB!"

and now the Tour has announced enhanced riches for star players for 2023, with bigger purses for top 10 to top 15 events that they all qualify for, etc.

um, the horse seems already to have left the barn - and with some pals
   30. SoSH U at work Posted: August 06, 2022 at 03:45 PM (#6090309)
to be fair, the field that Stenson beat was way more prestigious than the one that Tony Finau toppled in the Tour's Rocket Mortgage "Classic" in Detroit on the same weekend, first prize $1.5 million.


More prestigious? Perhaps, because people remember Sergio Garcia and Phil Mickelson because of what they've done. Better? Nah.

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