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Old 05-21-2009, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Philly
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I've always thought that PR should have an major league team. sure it's a small island but there are so many good players that come out of there and so much enthusiasm for the game. maybe take one of the poor performing (in terms of seats)teams like oakland (formerly the Philadelphia athletics) since they have the Giants across the bay.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Puerto Rico
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:04 PM
 
Location: yeah
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No, give them a good sport.
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Jupiter
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Talking Cuba Tooo???

Now that Cuba is opening up...they should have a team as well...and as evidenced...there are so many good players coming out of both places...I am sure they would have no problem forming teams...

I am sure neither league would have any objections to the formation of two more teams...other than a longer schedule...but I do not think any of the players would object to PR or Cuba for a few games...
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:07 AM
 
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The former Montreal Expos did played some games in PR a few years back, and boy did the fans came out.

I think it is a good idea, but I doubt we will see it anytime soon.
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:37 AM
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Now that Cuba is opening up...they should have a team as well...and as evidenced...there are so many good players coming out of both places...I am sure they would have no problem forming teams...
If you're referring to the MLB, currently there are hardly any Cubans and Puerto Ricans are scattered here and there. If Cuba is mentioned, then might as well add the Dominican Republic to form one since they happen to export the most MLB players.
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:53 AM
 
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If you're referring to the MLB, currently there are hardly any Cubans and Puerto Ricans are scattered here and there. If Cuba is mentioned, then might as well add the Dominican Republic to form one since they happen to export the most MLB players.
The more the better....just imagine how much the players would want to play extra games...and as far as players goes...just import them like MLB does...
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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It would be a great idea. Many Puerto Ricans are scattered in the US MLB teams. Roberto Clemente was a great baseball player. Unfortunately he died. I'm sure there are more Puerto Ricans like him that plays very well.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:52 AM
 
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If you're referring to the MLB, currently there are hardly any Cubans and Puerto Ricans are scattered here and there. If Cuba is mentioned, then might as well add the Dominican Republic to form one since they happen to export the most MLB players.
cuba doesn't yet have normalized relationship with the US. I'd start with PR and go from there. how long a ferry ride is DR from San Juan?
i think half the mets are from PR. Mind you, this would be an MLB team not a national team so players don't necessarily have to be from PR to play there BUT the enthusiasm is high for the sport. I do remember when the expos playe din San Juan, more fans came out than the nationals get in DC.

It's a shorter flight to san juan from the east coast than the west coast.
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:24 AM
 
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The Mets have 5 players from Puerto Rico and one who is PR but US born. One Cuban and three Venezuelans as well.
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