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Should we persue a MLB expansion franchise?

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http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06173/700488-100.stm

"Pirates swept by worst team in baseball"

All I can think is that McClatchey and the Nuttings are painting up the For Sale Sign and counting how much $$ they will get from a sale of the team. Especially after the Nuttings bought Seven Springs.

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I say let's worry about and secure the Penguins in Pittsburgh, first.

Our Triple-A team on the North Shore has an iron-clad lease, so, they're not going anywhere anytime soon...

Literally. :D

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I have it on pretty good authority that the team will be up for sale shortly after the All Star game.

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There's no reason for the current ownership to sell...they are making bank of the team. Unless attendance starts to slip again, I would think they will hold on to it.

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I don't know if this is the place to say it, but it seemed likely to be as good a place as any. I'm watching the Homerun Derby, and I want to congratulate you, because your city looks spectacular tonight. Even more so than normal, that is.

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Thanks Lone

That is well appreciated.

you probably can't begin to realise how far this city has come in 20 years. Have you seen the new development planned for the rest of the emty lots across the river from PNC Park?

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I had not.

But rest assured, the word will spread about Pitt. Public opinion moves slowly in cases like this. But events like these are a good start -- a national (and international) televised audience; abundant aerial shots; mountains in the background; two beautiful rivers, and at their juncture a bunch of stately, shiny, tasteful skyscrapers on a peninsula between them; a lovely sunset gracing the scene; and tape-measure homeruns shooting out of the ballpark in an annual spectacle of brute strength.

It was good clean all-American fun, I tell you. :P

Of course, by the time the Homerun Derby was through, it was completely dark, but for quite a while at the beginning of the competition, it was still twilight, and (because of the orientation of the ballpark) the skyscrapers were in the background of just about every shot. The first couple of batters in the derby got off to slow starts, so for a little while I found myself much more interested in the scenery than I was in the derby itself. :thumbsup:

I know the rep Pittsburgh has, but to be honest that was established long before my time. Speaking for myself, all I know is that, these days, your city is as photogenic as they come and features a great blend of architecture old & new.

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