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Interesting.

I'm not up on my copywright law, but it seems to be similar to "web squatting," where somebody registers an obvious domain name for a famous entity in hopes of later selling the name to that entity.

MLB seems to have a pretty strong case, but I'd be just as happy if the new owners used this as an excuse to go back to the Senators.

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senators? sorry. dosnt fit, considering the fact that washington dc dosnt even have a senator of its own. besides, nationals is a great name. from what ive seen the washington fanbase has become attached to the nationals name and identity. imo all of those hopping in a return to senators are just engaging in whishfull thinking.

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senators? sorry. dosnt fit, considering the fact that washington dc dosnt even have a senator of its own.

DC doesn't have A senator...it has 100 of them. Nice try though 'Cappy.

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senators? sorry. dosnt fit, considering the fact that washington dc dosnt even have a senator of its own.

DC doesn't have A senator...it has 100 of them. Nice try though 'Cappy.

the district of columbia dosnt have a senator the represents the district itself.

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senators? sorry. dosnt fit, considering the fact that washington dc dosnt even have a senator of its own.

DC doesn't have A senator...it has 100 of them. Nice try though 'Cappy.

the district of columbia dosnt have a senator the represents the district itself.

That's because Senators represents States not Cities. All DC is just a city.

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senators? sorry. dosnt fit, considering the fact that washington dc dosnt even have a senator of its own.

DC doesn't have A senator...it has 100 of them. Nice try though 'Cappy.

the district of columbia dosnt have a senator the represents the district itself.

That's because Senators represents States not Cities. All DC is just a city.

the district of columbia is just that: a district. the city is washington. its all the same space, but its just not a city. if it were just a city it would be a city in maryland.

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senators? sorry. dosnt fit, considering the fact that washington dc dosnt even have a senator of its own.

DC doesn't have A senator...it has 100 of them. Nice try though 'Cappy.

the district of columbia dosnt have a senator the represents the district itself.

That's because Senators represents States not Cities. All DC is just a city.

the district of columbia is just that: a district. the city is washington. its all the same space, but its just not a city. if it were just a city it would be a city in maryland.

:rolleyes:

You know Ottawa doesn't have a senator either.

Who the hell cares

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senators? sorry. dosnt fit, considering the fact that washington dc dosnt even have a senator of its own.

DC doesn't have A senator...it has 100 of them. Nice try though 'Cappy.

the district of columbia dosnt have a senator the represents the district itself.

That's because Senators represents States not Cities. All DC is just a city.

the district of columbia is just that: a district. the city is washington. its all the same space, but its just not a city. if it were just a city it would be a city in maryland.

:rolleyes:

You know Ottawa doesn't have a senator either.

Who the hell cares

ottawa isnt its own seperate entity though. its PART of ontario.

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senators? sorry. dosnt fit, considering the fact that washington dc dosnt even have a senator of its own.

DC doesn't have A senator...it has 100 of them. Nice try though 'Cappy.

the district of columbia dosnt have a senator the represents the district itself.

That's because Senators represents States not Cities. All DC is just a city.

the district of columbia is just that: a district. the city is washington. its all the same space, but its just not a city. if it were just a city it would be a city in maryland.

:rolleyes:

You know Ottawa doesn't have a senator either.

Who the hell cares

ottawa isnt its own seperate entity though. its PART of ontario.

DC ain't a state either, like all the other places with senators are.

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senators? sorry. dosnt fit, considering the fact that washington dc dosnt even have a senator of its own.

DC doesn't have A senator...it has 100 of them. Nice try though 'Cappy.

the district of columbia dosnt have a senator the represents the district itself.

That's because Senators represents States not Cities. All DC is just a city.

the district of columbia is just that: a district. the city is washington. its all the same space, but its just not a city. if it were just a city it would be a city in maryland.

:rolleyes:

You know Ottawa doesn't have a senator either.

Who the hell cares

ottawa isnt its own seperate entity though. its PART of ontario.

DC ain't a state either, like all the other places with senators are.

im not arguing weather dc should have senators or not. imo it shouldnt. but the team shouldnt be named after something that the city dosnt have.

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im not arguing weather dc should have senators or not. imo it shouldnt. but the team shouldnt be named after something that the city dosnt have.

But it does! It has 2 senators from every state living there

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That is why we have a team in MLB named the "Devil Rays" also.

When the big push for MLB in the Tampa Bay area was going on, some low-life trailer-park dweller registered the names like Tampa Bay Thunder, etc., etc., in hopes that the new owner would pay him mucho bucks for the name. Sorta get rich quick. But Namoli refused to pay for a name and they ended up being called the Devil Rays. I read that he registered like 75 different variants to the Tampa Bay __________, St. Petersburg __________, Florida _________, and ended up with nothing.

Serves him right.

Thanks butthead.

( I would call him worse, but this is a family show. :D )

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the district of columbia dosnt have a senator the represents the district itself.

I believe you are wrong. The District does have a single Senator; he just does not get to vote.

If Senators was good enough back in the day, it sure is good enough for today. They already hijacked the "W" might as well go the whole 9 yeards and get the name too.

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The District does have a single Senator; he just does not get to vote.

Actually, the District of Columbia has a delegate to the House of Representatives (Eleanor Holmes Norton). And yes, she does not get to vote. The House also has non-voting delegates representing Guam, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico has a non-voting resident commissioner in the U.S. House.

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im not arguing weather dc should have senators or not. imo it shouldnt. but the team shouldnt be named after something that the city dosnt have.

Does Pittsburgh have pirates?? Hell, that team wasn't even named for the trollers of the seas...

I doubt Chicago has cubs running around, except in the zoo. I have no idea what kind of royalty lives in Kansas City...

Who the hell cares

Amen

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Ummm, the last time I checked, Washington, D.C., does not have senators representing it, but there are senators in Washington, D.C.

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with three rivers in the area i am sure pirates rob ports in pittsburgh all the times.

Still??

Also...if you read why the Pittsburgh Pirates were named "Pirates", you'll find it has relatively nothing to do with real sea-faring pirates/buccaneers

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they don't let DC have a senator because it's poor and minority and would vote liberal...they might have to allow a black senator!

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