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Where should the ASG be played? (no politics)

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#1 strumdatjaguar

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 01:19 PM

The NBA has done such a great job marketing itself in China. This would be a great time for MLB to gain fans in the world’s largest country.

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 01:32 PM

I actually think Puerto Rico could be a good location, if the infrastructure can handle it. They could use the influx of money and attention.

 

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 01:34 PM

There isn’t enough revenue for MLB in Puerto Rico. It’s time for MLB to think big and move the game to China. Again following the NBA’s good example.

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 01:42 PM

In a different year, that might be something to think about, but there are still a lot of travel restrictions out there. And I think the logistics of making that happen in a relatively short time span, even without the added issues, might still make that difficult. But I think MLB should consider that for another year.
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Posted 03 April 2021 - 01:47 PM

The virus is waning in the Far East. It would be less dangerous virologically. This is the perfect opportunity for MLB to spread its appeal internationally. Play the game in China. Cuba or Venezuela would be two other great choices for the new MLB.

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 02:06 PM

Time zone differences as it relates to travel would probably make China a non-starter for during the season. I’m intrigued by your Cuba/Venezuela suggestions.

 


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Posted 03 April 2021 - 02:15 PM

Cuba and Venezuela would be perfect places for the game. Think of all the great players that have come to MLB from those countries. Johan Santana and Tony Olivia are two Twins greats.

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 02:22 PM

But like you said re PR about revenue, wouldn’t the same be true for VZ and Cuba? But it would be a great idea for the reasons you gave.
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Posted 03 April 2021 - 02:30 PM

The lack of revenue could be a problem. Probably the best idea is just to move the game permanently to Toronto.

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 03:08 PM

 

The lack of revenue could be a problem. Probably the best idea is just to move the game permanently to Toronto.

Are you joking around? Trolling ... Not cool.

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 03:42 PM

No trolling. By moving permanently to Toronto, there would no longer be any risk of this type of issue this year or in the future. The safe thing to do is to play the All-Star game in a country other than the USA starting this year snd into the future.

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 03:58 PM

No trolling. By moving permanently to Toronto, there would no longer be any risk of this type of issue this year or in the future. The safe thing to do is to play the All-Star game in a country other than the USA starting this year snd into the future.


Okay, moderator hat ... I specifically said not to go there. If this thread was a ruse for this kind of response, I will close it. If you want to have a serious discussion of where the ASG should be played this year do it without this kind of subterfuge.
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#13 strumdatjaguar

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 04:32 PM

I cannot imagine how Toronto could ever be controversial.

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 04:36 PM

I think it would be great to hold the ASG at a neutral site. However, I don't think there is a neutral baseball venue in the Western Hemisphere suitable for such an event. Japan would probably be the only option.


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Posted 03 April 2021 - 05:03 PM

I hear Mars is all the rage now.

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 05:35 PM

 

I hear Mars is all the rage now.

Yeah, but they take social distancing to such extremes on Mars.

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 05:37 PM

 

Yeah, but they take social distancing to such extremes on Mars.

I don't think that will be a problem, but I think the time zone difference would be a logistical nightmare.

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 06:24 PM

OK this is better. Can the Twins get a hit now.

The thin Martian atmosphere probably would aid them in their quest.
 

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 06:45 PM

 

Japan would probably be the only option.

 

Not going to happen in a year where the Japanese are not permitting foreign visitors for the Olympics.

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 07:20 AM

Moderator warning:

 

We already had one thread closed down because of the political talk. We initially gave it some leeway because of the nature of MLB's decision, but, as some people just can't contain themselves to not have an actual discussion but resort to name calling and disrespect, and then have the debate go far afield from the topic, we shut it down. So ... if you want to discuss where you want the game to be played, have at it ... but leave the politics out of it. The decision has been made, it's done, regardless what you think of it, so move on. Posts have been removed. Here is my original warning, if you care to read it. Don't step over that line again, please. And if you can't post without making a reference to the politics, DON'T POST.

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