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It's Sunday night, and John is somewhere in New Mexico, on his way home.  He seems really excited about the players he saw, so that's good. 

Sorry I didn't post this weekend...It's been a little hectic.

I'll TRY to be interesting tomorrow...Here's something I'm curious about your thoughts concerning:

Are there too many MLB teams?  Not enough?  What area do you think needs a team, or has a successful enough minor league team in terms of attendance and money that it could likely support a major league team? 

PLEASE NOTE:  I AM NOT ASKING IF ANY PARTICULAR CITY SHOULD LOSE THEIR TEAM.  THAT IS A QUESTION THAT CAN ONLY LEAD TO PROBLEMS AND STRIFE, AND WE WANT HAPPY FUN BLOG TIME.

The reason I'm asking is this:  I've been trying to think of an area that has the population and financial demographic that could support a team that isn't already within drivng distance of one.  I'm positive that there are areas where a team could succeed, but I'm not able to think of too many. 

The only thought I could come up with is Las Vegas.   However, I can't really see people giving up a day at the casino, (or other less mentionable adult attraction!) in order to see a game for a city they are just visiting, or to follow their home team to Vegas.  On the other hand, there are lots of people, and lots of money there, so maybe.  I know there is a minor league presence, so I don't know if a major league team would move in too, or if it would take over, or what.  Also, they would have to come up with a NOT LAME mascot name so we don't get something stupid like the Vegas Gamblers, or the Nevada Elvises...or would that be Elivisi?  At any rate, you get the picture.

And, who would be a good stadium sponsor?  I'm really disgusted by the corporation named Target Stadium, and Cellular One whatever... I think stadiums should be named after something that honors the city they are in, like a famous citizen or a famous landmark.  I want to see a stadium for Sin City named after something awesome...If it must be named for a corporate sponsor, what about Trojan Stadium?   (SLOGAN: See the big bats swing in the Trojan!)

Or, get a casino to sponsor the stadium.  Ceasar's would be my choice.  The stadium could replicate the shape and cool decorations wherever possible.  They could show live feed of people playing roulette rather than those warm-fuzzy-get-to-know-the-players pieces they show when the game stalls. 

Just a thought!

Where would you like to see a team?  Anywhere?  Even if you think we have the proper team saturation, you can still play...Just name a city or state, suggest a mascot if you want...we're just having fun.  I strongly suspect that the MLB powers that be won't be taking advice from any of us!

I got it!  The Sin City Wayne Newtons!

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PS..the picture is from hamsterdance.com, a website we used to play to amuse Nicholas.  They've changed it since then, so it's not the same, but still worth a giggle.