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Wednesday, August 18, 2004


I'd be remiss if I didn't mention this, even though it scarcely qualifies as news. It's important, I suppose, in that DuPuy is finally saying what we've known for some time.

Trying to get the best possible ballpark deal for the Montreal Expos, Major League Baseball instructed its lawyers to press ahead with negotiations involving four of the areas bidding for the team . . .

A baseball official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the meeting will be set up with Northern Virginia; Washington, D.C; Las Vegas; and Norfolk, Va.

See what I mean? It's nice that DuPuy is making it official, but it isn't shocking or anything that San Juan, Monterrey, and Portland are out of it. MLB realizes that no one is going to be as dumb as Tampa (why isn't that proverbial? "Man, that Paris Hilton is dumb as Tampa!") and build a stadium before getting a team. It's also a good sign that Angelos is opposed to fully half of the finalists, indicating that he won't be the deciding factor. Alright, there's another Family Guy on, so goodnight.

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