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  • The Business Of Baseball thread?

    Thinking about a thread dedicated to "The Business of Baseball", or something similar.

    Many of the stadium threads, especially ones in New York City, often get bogged down with repetitive discussions on moneys used to build ballparks, eminent domain, public vs private financing, etc., good owners/bad owners, and seems to bring out the same handful of folks over and over again to continually voice their pointed opinions on it, with little in the way of actual debate or constructive discussion, and drives the folks who actually want to talk about the ballparks themselves into hiding until the latest storm blows over.

    It doesn't seem like the individual stadium threads are the best forums for these polarizing, politically charged issues, and that a forum dedicated to this type of debate (or lack thereof) would give these type of posters the soapbox they're looking for, without getting the other posters (who come here to avoid things like serious political/sociological debate) constantly up in arms. Just a thought.

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    Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
    Thinking about a thread dedicated to "The Business of Baseball", or something similar.

    Many of the stadium threads, especially ones in New York City, often get bogged down with repetitive discussions on moneys used to build ballparks, eminent domain, public vs private financing, etc., good owners/bad owners, and seems to bring out the same handful of folks over and over again to continually voice their pointed opinions on it, with little in the way of actual debate or constructive discussion, and drives the folks who actually want to talk about the ballparks themselves into hiding until the latest storm blows over.

    It doesn't seem like the individual stadium threads are the best forums for these polarizing, politically charged issues, and that a forum dedicated to this type of debate (or lack thereof) would give these type of posters the soapbox they're looking for, without getting the other posters (who come here to avoid things like serious political/sociological debate) constantly up in arms. Just a thought.
    So an entire forum for it? The points you make are, obviously, good ones. A single thread, IMO, would not be sufficient because there are too many issues involved, in NYC, Florida, LA, Detroit, etc. And it would, as long as posters understand there is a place for such discussion so the ballpark forums won't be bogged down by it, clean that forum up substantially.

    I like the idea.
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      I kinda like the idea, too. However, I think, as the good Captain says, each team has its own set of circumstances and specific issues to deal with. Imho, team management/GM/ownership discussions would be best served in each team's forum. That, in and of itself, would alleviate the Ballparks forum of the detractions of having heated debates about owners, GMs, and the business of baseball in general.

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      Put it in the books.

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