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NEW YORK -- In a bizarre series of events today, Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred unexpectedly resigned from office, citing his plans to pursue his lifelong fantasy of becoming the first man to be chosen for the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover.

 

This bombshell would be followed by the announcement of an interim Commissioner, MactheKnife, who upon introduction announced that the owners had agreed to explode the number of Major League teams beginning with the 2020 season, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1871 founding of the National Association.  The plan put forth takes the existing 115 year rivalry between the American and National Leagues and adds two new players to the mix, in the form of the Federal and International Leagues.

 

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Northern - Chicago White Sox, Detroit, Minnesota, Toronto

Southern - Baltimore, Tampa Bay, Kansas City, 

Eastern - Boston, New York Yankees, Indianapolis

Western - California, Seattle, Oakland, Albuqerque

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Northern - Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus

Southern - Atlanta, Houston, St. Louis, Norfolk, New Orleans

Eastern - New York Mets, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Buffalo

Western - Los Angeles, Colorado, San Diego, San Francisco

 

FEDERAL LEAGUE

Northern - X

Southern - Charlotte, Durham, Memphis, Nashville

Eastern - X

Western - Arizona, Reno, Fresno, Sacramento

 

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE

Northern - Montreal Expos, Washington Nationals

Southern - Florida Marlins

Eastern - Louisville, Toledo

Western - Oklahoma City, El Paso, Portland, Las Vegas

 

Any suggestions for filling out the Federal League?

 

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20 hours ago, Mac the Knife said:

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NEW YORK -- In a bizarre series of events today, Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred unexpectedly resigned from office, citing his plans to pursue his lifelong fantasy of becoming the first man to be chosen for the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover.

 

This bombshell would be followed by the announcement of an interim Commissioner, MactheKnife, who upon introduction announced that the owners had agreed to explode the number of Major League teams beginning with the 2020 season, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1871 founding of the National Association.  The plan put forth takes the existing 115 year rivalry between the American and National Leagues and adds two new players to the mix, in the form of the Federal and International Leagues.

 

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Northern - Chicago White Sox, Detroit, Minnesota, Toronto

Southern - Baltimore, Tampa Bay, Kansas City, 

Eastern - Boston, New York Yankees, Indianapolis

Western - California, Seattle, Oakland, Albuqerque

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Northern - Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus

Southern - Atlanta, Houston, St. Louis, Norfolk, New Orleans

Eastern - New York Mets, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Buffalo

Western - Los Angeles, Colorado, San Diego, San Francisco

 

FEDERAL LEAGUE

Northern - X

Southern - Charlotte, Durham, Memphis, Nashville

Eastern - X

Western - Arizona, Reno, Fresno, Sacramento

 

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE

Northern - Montreal Expos, Washington Nationals

Southern - Florida Marlins

Eastern - Louisville, Toledo

Western - Oklahoma City, El Paso, Portland, Las Vegas

 

Any suggestions for filling out the Federal League?

 

Ah, but but no, it's too stupid.

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1 hour ago, buzzcut said:

Ah, but but no, it's too stupid.

As opposed to the rest of this thread?  :rolleyes:

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19 hours ago, Mac the Knife said:

As opposed to the rest of this thread?  :rolleyes:

I was going to point out that your leagues are imbalanced.

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I guess this would be the best place to put my fictional leagues. So, to start, allow me to show you the American Baseball League.

 

CONTINENTAL LEAGUE

 

East:

-Baltimore Clippers

-Boston Rebels

-New York Lions

-Toronto Wolves

 

North:

-Cleveland Blue Sox

-Detroit Motors

-Louisville Colts

-Minnesota Bobcats (Minneapolis)

 

South:

-Charlotte Monarchs

-Houston Comets

-Kansas City Dusters

-New Orleans Krewe

 

West:

-Las Vegas Aces

-Portland Pioneers

-San Diego Admirals

-Seattle Breakers

 

FEDERAL LEAGUE

 

East:

-Montréal Royales

-New Jersey Express (Newark)

-Philadelphia Grays

-Washington Statesmen

 

North:

-Chicago Zephyrs

-Milwaukee Lakers

-Pittsburgh Hornets

-St. Louis Archers

 

South:

-Atlanta Lancers

-Dallas Barons

-Miami Marauders

-San Antonio Outlaws

 

West:

-Arizona Firebirds (Phoenix)

-Denver Mountaineers

-Los Angeles Stars

-San Francisco Seals

 

Spoiler

Expansion Timeline

Pre-WWII: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, Los Angeles (Queens), Louisville (Buffalo), Milwaukee, Montréal, New Orleans (Hartford), New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco (Columbus), St. Louis, Toronto, Washington
1962: Dallas, Minnesota, Seattle
1964: Houston, New Jersey
1971: Denver (Tampa Bay), San Diego
1982: Arizona, Charlotte, Las Vegas (Calgary), Miami
1999: Portland, San Antonio

 

Relocations and Name Changes

1936: Buffalo Bison become Louisville Colts
1945: Queens Kings become Los Angeles Stars
1950: Columbus Flyers become San Francisco Seals
1954: Toronto Mounties become Toronto Wolves
1961: Hartford Oaks become New Orleans Krewe
1967: Atlanta Peaches become Atlanta Lancers
1972: St. Louis Redskins become St. Louis Archers
1985: Tampa Bay Sharks become Denver Mountaineers
2003: Calgary Wranglers become Las Vegas Aces

 

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