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by Joe In Birmingham
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: General Baseball
Topic: Major League Baseball Hostile Takeover Of Organized Minors
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Re: Major League Baseball Hostile Takeover Of Organized Minors

Pounder, Ah, yes, "goofy." I was thinking "quirky." I completely understand where you are coming from. Same thing. And you are exactly right. MLB cites the need for tighter geography and then breaks the rule with a goofy inclusion into a league. I guess it is whatever suits their...
by Joe In Birmingham
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Baseball
Topic: Major League Baseball Hostile Takeover Of Organized Minors
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Re: Major League Baseball Hostile Takeover Of Organized Minors

Great post, Pounder. In general you bring up a great point. One I overlooked. MLB is a business like many other entities. It made a strategic business decision. I should have not expected any more or less of it. As to the description of their tactics and decision, despicable was just a word I borrow...
by Joe In Birmingham
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: General Baseball
Topic: Major League Baseball Hostile Takeover Of Organized Minors
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Major League Baseball Hostile Takeover Of Organized Minors

I want to congratulate Paul Reeths for his thoughtful and very accurate editorial on Major League Baseball's forced takeover of organized minor league baseball. Paul hit the nail on the head with his commentary. It is despicable on MLB's part. To read Paul's first editorial on the subject, go to the...
by Joe In Birmingham
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: My apologies
Replies: 2
Views: 10943

Re: My apologies

Paul,

I am in. I've had trouble with my password in the past. The change in the board helped with this problem. Maybe when minor sports begin again, whenever that will be, a few posters will find their way back here.
by Joe In Birmingham
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Is the site OK?
Replies: 19
Views: 17930

[quote=""preeths""]Updates have already started, with many more to come! Great to be back.[/quote]

Oh, thank heavens, you are back! Great news! Paul, thank you for all of your hard work and effort through the years. Please keep us updated as to any changes. Best wishes.
by Joe In Birmingham
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: General Other Sports
Topic: Pro Rugby USA 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 8294

Have not heard much from the organization since completion of the season. Read where they drew 3,400 for the game between Denver and Ohio on the last weekend of play. Read somewhere else where the league averaged 1,500 per game/match on the season. Not sure as how I would describe the season. Succes...
by Joe In Birmingham
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Indoor/Arena Football
Topic: And Another--the RIFL
Replies: 11
Views: 4506

I can't find the website. Has this league vaporized?
by Joe In Birmingham
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: Indoor/Arena Football
Topic: And Another--the RIFL
Replies: 11
Views: 4506

I checked their website late tonight and I don't remember seeing these figures listed a few days ago.

Total Franchise cost…$6,000,000.00
50% ownership partnered with RIFL…$4,000,000.00
25% ownership partnered with RIFL…$2,500,000.00
by Joe In Birmingham
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: General Other Sports
Topic: Pro Rugby USA 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 8294

Yes, the Olympic variation is Sevens. PRO Rugby is the union version or code of the game with 15 a side. Another entity is trying to launch here in the US. I believe the name of it is the National Rugby Football League. I am not sure if it will get any further along or not. Despite the name, I think...
by Joe In Birmingham
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:54 am
Forum: Independent Baseball
Topic: pacific association...
Replies: 10
Views: 4264

Looks like the Pacific Association has a league website. I need to give credit to the good folks over at Independent Baseball website for posting the information. Try http://www.pacificproclubs.com to view the league site.

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