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Personally I don't like pro sports team to be named after a state. I would like to see the Twins be the Minneapolis- St Paul Twins and the Marlins be the Miami Marlins,etc.. The only team that the state name works well is the Colorado Rockies.

I think Denver Rockies has a hell of a lot better ring to it than Minneapolis-St.Paul Twins...that just sounds horrible.

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http://www.bizofbaseball.com/index.php?opt...2&Itemid=56

Personally I don't like pro sports team to be named after a state. I would like to see the Twins be the Minneapolis- St Paul Twins and the Marlins be the Miami Marlins,etc.. The only team that the state name works well is the Colorado Rockies.

What about the Texas Rangers? That fits rather well with the law enforcement agency.

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What about the Texas Rangers? That fits rather well with the law enforcement agency.

That's the one that works best to my mind.

But the Rocky Mountains exist in more than just Denver, though.

Heck, they exist in more than just Colorado, for that matter. Only a relatively small stretch of the Rockies lie within the square borders of the Centennial State.

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Miami Marlins...hmm. I don't like it

I guess after having been Florida for their whole existence, it'd take some getting used too. And it does kind of have a Minor League feel to it. But in the end, I think it'd be alright. I wouldn't object to this change.

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the rocky mountains actually lie west of denver, as denver itself lies on a plain. :D

I can certainly vouch for that, since I JUST walked back from my back deck from lookin' at 'em.

:P

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Miami Marlins...hmm. I don't like it

I guess after having been Florida for their whole existence, it'd take some getting used too. And it does kind of have a Minor League feel to it. But in the end, I think it'd be alright. I wouldn't object to this change.

The Miami Marlins were a minor league affiliate of the Phillies, Orioles (Ripken, Murray and Co. played for the Marlins) for many years before moving to Ft. Myers and becoming the Miracle.

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The Miami Marlins were a minor league affiliate of the Phillies, Orioles (Ripken, Murray and Co. played for the Marlins) for many years before moving to Ft. Myers and becoming the Miracle.

They were also a Padres affilliate, right? When Benito Santiago joined the Major League Marlins, I remember reading some stories about his being the first guy to play for both the FSL Miami Marlins (as a Padre farmhand) and the NL Florida Marlins.

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Miami Marlins...hmm. I don't like it

I guess after having been Florida for their whole existence, it'd take some getting used too. And it does kind of have a Minor League feel to it. But in the end, I think it'd be alright. I wouldn't object to this change.

Whether it's Miami Marlins or Florida Marlins, they will still only get 18k per game if they build the stadium on the Orange Bowl site. Traffic will be horrendous. As for the name, the Angels have been in their 46 year existence; Los Angeles Angels, California Angels, Anaheim Angels & the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and nobody blinked. If the city is making the name change a requirement so that they pony up more money, so be it. Personally, I liked the blue and orange throwback uni's that they wore a few years ago.

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The Miami Marlins were a minor league affiliate of the Phillies, Orioles (Ripken, Murray and Co. played for the Marlins) for many years before moving to Ft. Myers and becoming the Miracle.

They were also a Padres affilliate, right? When Benito Santiago joined the Major League Marlins, I remember reading some stories about his being the first guy to play for both the FSL Miami Marlins (as a Padre farmhand) and the NL Florida Marlins.

You are correct.

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