Yankees - Red Sox = RivalryDodgers - Giants = RivalryAlbertos - Robertos = Rivalry
We're just that "team down the freeway" to the Dodgers.....
Rival - One of two OR MORE striving to reach or obtain something that only one can possess.
I realize that the Dodger/Giants rivalry is bigger and longer. That doesn't make our rivalry with the Dodgers non-existent.
I think you're exactly right about O'Malley missing being involved in MLB.
Personally, I think it'd be great. Under the O'Malley's leadership L.A. was a class organization.
Thank you for confirming my suspicion.
It amazes me how many people are incapable of having a civil conversation because of personal bias.
It kind of sounds like his family members have really gotten in to it and he wanted to help them get to the next level - and when it was the Dodgers he wanted to be involved everyday but now it would be more about having the family in the family business at this level.
I think Cuban always has a plan that goes beyond baseball - with the Rangers he was looking to build a true regional network like a YES or NESN and show Mavericks games and Rangers game on the channel...
LA and Chicago because they are LA and Chicago and are iconic franchises and that's his style and he would build businesses around them too
He has said he would be interested in Pittsburgh because that's where he is from
Some Padres fans have a inferiority complex..
Get this through your heads Padre fans.... If the other team and their fans don't consider you rivals, then it's not a rivalry!!!!
Padre fans can kick and scream all they want about the Dodgers being their rivals, it doesn't make it so!
Or post the definition of "rival" it doesn't change the fact that Doyer fans don't see the Padres, as Padre fans see them!!
It's like the Raiders.... they have more than one rival and one of them happens to be us (Chargers)
Raiders and their fans do consider us rivals, and vice versa.
About the "rivalry" with the dodgers, The Padres have not lost a division to the dodgers, they have won once against the dwarves and lost twice, and have lost a WC to the rockies, and the biggest brawl is against the Braves, of course the padres and the dodgers do not like each other so it's a start.
Interesting read... thanks for the link...
I can only think that baseball is in the family blood and their one shot now of getting a team is SD. On that concept, it might make sense. On the business side, it's a solid investment.
On a ego level, i would imagine it might feel good to buy the team down the road and take them to a championship... this after loosing out on the bid in LA...
One thing we know for sure, that family has some absolutely SERIOUS deep pockets and connections. deep deep deep. Maybe some of the strongest in MLB or at least strong in "the club".
The O'Malleys? Well it would make the Padres come full circle, they did start with a lot of former dodger executives.
The advantages are he is known among the boy network of baseball, has been an owner, knows the NL West.
The disadvantages are: the O'Malleys are not spenders, if people whine and complain of Moores and Moorad, O'Malley will make them look like big spenders, that is the reason that the Padres were able to sign Garvey, they did not want to spend, that is why Cey played for the Cubs, if he was unwilling to pay for players when he was owner of a franchise in the second largest market, if he becomes owner of the smallest market team? it would be same-o.same-o;He would own a franchise that does not own a ballpark, while many here are angry for the building of PETCO, the fact is the Padres pay rent because San Diego owns the ballpark and they get revenue from events there and not the Padres, the dodgers have the stadium wich will become a bone of contention with the McCourts, now I may make dodger fans angry but being in LA allowed to make players All-Stars and rookies of the year more to PR than anything else, he will not have that luxury here; and finally the dodgers declined in the last years of the O"Malley ownership can they rise up and not be passed by the game?
I really don't know what to expect, I would caution other fans to think that it would "magicly" change the padres fortunes, because it won't, many things would remain the same, but at least it would give the franchise stability.
I almost forgot Why do they want to buy a team? or rather the question is: Why did they sell in the first place? I mean do they believe that they can go into the grind again?