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Oakland A’s officials plan to tour Las Vegas next week

Oakland Athletics officials will visit Southern Nevada next week to explore moving the Major League Baseball club to Las Vegas.

A group headed by A’s president and co-owner Dave Kaval will meet with area government officials over several days, sources confirmed.

The A’s also are said to be lining up a prominent government relations firm to assist in the fact-finding mission.

Las Vegas is one of six cities that have been mentioned as possible suitors for the A’s, who have failed to make satisfactory progress in getting a new ballpark built in Oakland or its surrounding area.

That was the same scenario that resulted in the NFL’s Raiders relocating from Oakland to Las Vegas.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 18, 2021 at 09:59 AM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: May 18, 2021 at 10:07 AM (#6019370)
VegA's, baby...!
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 18, 2021 at 10:26 AM (#6019376)
Kaval accidentally gives the group roofies, and they have to spend the next day trying to piece together what happened the night before while searching for the missing Billy Beane. Hilarity ensues.
   3. winnipegwhip Posted: May 18, 2021 at 11:24 AM (#6019385)
Kaval accidentally gives the group roofies, and they have to spend the next day trying to piece together what happened the night before while searching for the missing Billy Beane. Hilarity ensues.


When they wake up they find a dangerous and angered Ty Cobb in the bathroom and a know one knows how a crying Carlos Pena was left in the suite.

Later

Here's your money. Now give us Billy Beane back. Who is that?!?!? His name is Billy Bean also?? Classic mixup.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 18, 2021 at 11:32 AM (#6019386)
Here's your money. Now give us Billy Beane back. Who is that?!?!? His name is Billy Bean also?? Classic mixup.
Nice.
   5. Traderdave Posted: May 18, 2021 at 11:34 AM (#6019388)
As much as I strongly want the A's to stay, I say call this bluff, and if they leave, fu@k 'em.

The plan they say is "essential" and "privately funded" is neither. The latter is a particularly egregious lie. If they really, really want to move to a stripmall in the desert with a far smaller population & lower income where their attendance and media revenues will be even weaker than the Coliseum, don't let the door hit ya...

The Coliseum site is vastly superior to Howard Terminal in every way -- except one: it doesn't mimic Pac Bell Park.
   6. Nasty Nate Posted: May 18, 2021 at 11:41 AM (#6019391)
A’s officials plan to tour Las Vegas next week
Good work if you can get it.
   7. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: May 18, 2021 at 12:27 PM (#6019402)
BEANE

Wait a minute -- you took Kaval in because the Oakland A's bankrolled your casino --
because the Molinari Family on the Coast guaranteed his safety. Now -- we're talking
business -- let's talk business...


MOE

Yeah -- let's talk business, Billy. First of all, you're all done. The Oakland A's don't even
have that kind of Sabrmetric advantage anymore. Fisher is sick, right? You're getting chased out of
Oakland by Schaaf and the other politicians -- What do you think is going on here? You
think you can come to my stadium and take over? -- I talked to Sternberg -- I can make a deal
with him, and still keep my stadium!


BEANE

Is that why you slapped my brother around in public?


KAVAL

Aw now that -- that was nothin', Billy. Now -- Now uh Moe didn't mean nothin' by that. Sure
he flies off the handle once in a while, but Moe and me -- we're good friends, right Moe?
Huh?


MOE

I gotta business to run. I gotta kick asses sometimes to make it run right. We had a little
argument, David and I, so I had to straighten him out...


BEANE

You straightened my brother out?


MOE

He was banging beer vendors two at a time! Fans couldn't get a drink in the box seats!
What's wrong with you?


BEANE (collecting his things from the table before he stands)

I leave for Oakland tomorrow -- think about a price


MOE (angry)

Sonofabitch -- Do you know who I am? I'm Moe Greene! I made my bones when you were playing
for the Mets!
   8. winnipegwhip Posted: May 18, 2021 at 12:55 PM (#6019407)
Beane scans the ballpark....and talking about guy in the hallway watching game on a laptop.

"Now here's this guy reading the catcher's sign's and signaling his buddy in the batter's box."

Beane goes to phone. "Operator. This is Mr. B. Get me Armstrong and Friday over in the tunnel right away."

"BJ 19 at second base. Operator. I need Bat Spinning Promo. Now."

Man on laptop is momentarily distracted by in game promo.


Beane: "They never know what hit them. And if, and when, they do find out that they just got zapped by a cattle prod, they wish they really did have a heart attack.

Turns out this guy and his ####### players were stealing signs like this for years."


Ballpark security man: "Cheaters Justice!"

Beane narrating: "I want everyone to know that things were changed around here. We had to make examples of these pricks that the party was over."
   9. Commissioner Bud Black Beltre Hillman Fred Posted: May 18, 2021 at 08:08 PM (#6019505)
The Coliseum site is vastly superior to Howard Terminal in every way -- except one: it doesn't mimic Pac Bell Park.
Well, that and it doesn't give the A's the opportunity to develop the area surrounding the Howard Terminal site *and* redevelop the Coliseum.
   10. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: May 18, 2021 at 09:11 PM (#6019522)
Remember when the Giants moved to Tampa? That was a fun alternate reality in which they went broke and spent two decades as perennial bottom-dwellers instead of winning three world serieses.
   11. Nasty Nate Posted: May 18, 2021 at 09:38 PM (#6019526)
Remember when the Giants moved to Tampa? That was a fun alternate reality in which they went broke and spent two decades as perennial bottom-dwellers instead of winning three world serieses.
Where does Bonds go as a free agent in this universe?
   12. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 18, 2021 at 09:43 PM (#6019529)
Follows in his godfather’s footsteps by being a shell of his former self for a year and a half with the Mets, then retires?
   13. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: May 18, 2021 at 09:46 PM (#6019530)
Where does Bonds go as a free agent in this universe?


Oh, probably the Dodgers.

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