It is technically possible we shall have a Bay Bridge Series this year though I don’t think it’s entirely likely.
The Giants are part of my borough re-alignment package. As we all know it makes absolutely no sense to keep jobs anywhere in particular except as dictated by economic efficiency. My careful 30 second analysis designed to make my point without relying on facts or reality or icky research indicates that New York is the only Baseball city you ever need.
While rents are high and salaries inflated, the convenient and inexpensive transportation system will make every series a “Subway Series” with all the attendant marketing opportunities. Proximity to Network broadcasting facilities will lower their overhead costs covering the games. Leagues will be reduced to 8 teams each to allow maximum post season hype and exposure while minimizing labor units.
By dividing teams evenly, 3 per borough, we create exciting new ‘intra-borough’ rivalries to generate fan interest and special schedules for their play in addition the successful current inter-League program.
But ek you say, what do you do with the 16th team? You’ll be sorry you asked.
By my calculations locating a 4th team on Staten Island will cover it entirely with Stadiums and their parking lots, thus eliminating the need to provide municipal services like snow removal, at least during the off season.
It’s a win, win, win scenario and I hope you bring it to Bloomberg’s attention before he locks me up.
The Giants would move back to the Polo Grounds. The Dodgers would go to Brooklyn where they belong.
What happens to a team like the Reds from a rustbelt industrial town that happens to play great Baseball which nobody notices?
Well, I’m not sure there’s a place in a flat globalized new world neo-liberal order for them. Perhaps they should invest in learning another skill set, like Hockey.
I understand there are openings for scabs.