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by BruceB
Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: WNBA
Topic: Future WNBA Teams
Replies: 23
Views: 23133

I think you touched on the crux of the matter, Pounder. The WNBA should not expand until all their existing franchises are in order. Chicago WAS a disaster, and there are several WNBA teams owned by NBA teams (besides Houston) that are quietly up for sale. If anything, it might be a better long-term...
by BruceB
Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: ABA
Topic: Maybe far from perfect, but...
Replies: 18
Views: 8751

I'm just wondering WHY that is? What is the fascination with the ABA that compels this? Is it the same reason people watch Jerry Springer or The View? Nothing wrong with people posting about the ABA, but it just seems that the CBA, USBL, IBL, WNBA and even the NBDL should be getting more interest am...
by BruceB
Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: ABA
Topic: Maybe far from perfect, but...
Replies: 18
Views: 8751

With the possible exception of the NIFL, the ABA may be the worst minor league in any sport today. Teams come, teams go, teams leave behind unpaid bills, and Joe Newman laughs all the way to the bank every time some sucker pays a franchise fee. What gets me is that the other minor league basketball ...
by BruceB
Sat Oct 22, 2005 6:00 am
Forum: Independent Baseball
Topic: Wouldn't it be interesting if Key West got a baseball team?
Replies: 11
Views: 5135

I tend to go along with Pounder, although the Florida State League is a lot different than most minor leagues, it seems. Key West, as mentioned, has had an FSL team that failed miserably at the gate and is basically 30 years dead. It is in a remote location, and there appears to be no serviceable fa...
by BruceB
Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:18 pm
Forum: Men's Basketball
Topic: Final tally: 47 ABA teams to start the season
Replies: 13
Views: 3896

FORTY-SEVEN teams? This is nuts! What's next, a Skip Thoren Division? Sorry, but I can't even begin to take this league seriously. P.T. Barnum was right.
by BruceB
Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:39 am
Forum: Independent Baseball
Topic: st paul saints left the northern league...
Replies: 15
Views: 4946

Eight teams is just about right

You can get by with a four-team league, but six is better and eight is almost perfect. If you look at the history of baseball, you'll see that eight-team leagues were the norm for decades. The majors and the high minors were almost uniformly eight-teamers. To concentrate on the number of teams a lea...
by BruceB
Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:28 am
Forum: General Baseball
Topic: When will Reno ever get a sports team?
Replies: 8
Views: 4402

One factor is that Reno is historically a terrible sports city. There has never been a pro sports team there that has made it there, be it baseball, basketball, football or hockey. The ballpark issue is legit, too. There was talk a few years ago of a group buying Tacoma's PCL franchise and putting i...
by BruceB
Fri Sep 09, 2005 2:44 am
Forum: Independent Baseball
Topic: What is going on in Edmonton?
Replies: 6
Views: 2768

Excellent response!

When I got an email notifying me that my post last night had been responded to, I almost expected the worst. Instead, you wrote one of the most reasoned things I've ever seen on the OSC message boards. I haven't followed the indy leagues in North America this year because I've been covering Mexican ...
by BruceB
Thu Sep 08, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: Independent Baseball
Topic: What is going on in Edmonton?
Replies: 6
Views: 2768

Baseball in Edmonton

All I know about what's happening in Edmonton comes from the two above posts, but that's enough to be able to reasonably predict that problems there aren't going to go away. First, the fact that this guy is letting his girlfriend run the team all but proves that he looks at it as some kind of toy wh...
by BruceB
Sat Sep 03, 2005 6:55 pm
Forum: Independent Baseball
Topic: Baseball in Mexico
Replies: 10
Views: 5344

I was living in Renton while the Goodwill Games were going on (I'm in Centralia now), but wasn't able to make it out to a game. Wish I had. Cheney Stadium is a great place to go...in fact, I'm heading out to the Rainiers game tonight. I've always thought it would be fun to catch a game on Cheapskate...

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