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    AL East and NL East team swaps

    AL East

    Yankees
    Red Sox
    Blue Jays
    Orioles
    Nationals

    NL East

    Mets
    Braves
    Phillies
    Marlins
    Rays

    Fuels an Orioles-Nationals rivalry and Marlins-Rays rivalry.

    What do you think?

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    I guess it doesn't make very much sense for a team called the Nationals to be in the American League, but it also doesn't make sense that we drive in a parkway and park in a driveway.

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    Go ahead and have them. The funny thing is the Nats would probably welcome the move as they'd have a place to play both Nick Johnson and Dmitri Young.

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    Os for Marlins instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JV51 View Post
    Os for Marlins instead.
    Can't. The O's are one of the AL's charter franchises, thought that franchise moved to New York in 1903 and eventually would be known as the New York Yankees, the current Baltimore Orioles moved from St. Louis in 1954.
    Last edited by Tyler Durden; 03-27-2008 at 10:34 PM.

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    ......

    Teams

    Charter franchises

    Starting in 1901, the eight charter teams were the following:

    * Baltimore Orioles
    * Boston Americans
    * Chicago White Stockings
    * Cleveland Blues
    * Detroit Tigers
    * Milwaukee Brewers
    * Philadelphia Athletics
    * Washington Senators

    Expansion, renaming and relocation summary

    * 1902: Milwaukee Brewers move to St. Louis, renamed St. Louis Browns
    * 1902: Cleveland Blues renamed Cleveland Bronchos
    * 1903: Baltimore Orioles move to New York, renamed New York Highlanders
    * 1903: Chicago White Stockings officially renamed to Chicago White Sox
    * 1903: Cleveland Bronchos renamed Cleveland Naps
    * 1905: Washington Senators renamed Washington Nationals
    * 1907: Boston Americans renamed Boston Red Sox
    * 1913: New York Highlanders renamed New York Yankees
    * 1914: Cleveland Naps renamed Cleveland Indians
    * 1954: St. Louis Browns move to Baltimore, renamed Baltimore Orioles
    * 1955: Philadelphia Athletics move to Kansas City
    * 1957: Washington Nationals renamed Washington Senators
    * 1961: Washington Senators move to Minneapolis-St. Paul, renamed Minnesota Twins
    * 1961: Los Angeles Angels and Washington Senators enfranchised
    * 1965: Los Angeles Angels renamed California Angels in mid-season on September 2, 1965.
    * 1968: Kansas City Athletics move to Oakland
    * 1969: Kansas City Royals and Seattle Pilots enfranchised
    * 1970: Seattle Pilots move to Milwaukee, renamed Milwaukee Brewers
    * 1972: Washington Senators move to Dallas-Fort Worth, renamed Texas Rangers
    * 1973: Oakland Athletics officially renamed Oakland A's
    * 1977: Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays enfranchised
    * 1980: Oakland A's officially renamed Oakland Athletics
    * 1997: California Angels renamed Anaheim Angels
    * 1998: Tampa Bay Devil Rays representing Tampa-St. Petersburg enfranchised
    * 1998: Milwaukee Brewers withdraw from the American League to join the National League
    * 2005: Anaheim Angels renamed Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
    * 2008: Tampa Bay Devil Rays renamed Tampa Bay Rays

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Ryan View Post

    * 1961: Los Angeles Angels enfranchised
    * 1965: Los Angeles Angels renamed California Angels in mid-season on September 2, 1965.
    * 1997: California Angels renamed Anaheim Angels
    * 2005: Anaheim Angels renamed Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
    I look forward eventually to the "North of San Diego South of San Francisco Bordering the Pacific Angels of the State Next To Nevada"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Ryan View Post
    AL East

    Yankees
    Red Sox
    Blue Jays
    Orioles
    Nationals

    NL East

    Mets
    Braves
    Phillies
    Marlins
    Rays

    Fuels an Orioles-Nationals rivalry and Marlins-Rays rivalry.

    What do you think?
    That was also Dennis Miller's joke about Ronald Reagan. Nice to see he is blowing the dust off some old classics. It's off of Mr. Miller Goes To Washington...also it is on "The Off-White Album"

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    I still think the better realignment plan is to send the Mets out to L.A. and bring the Dodgers back to Brooklyn.

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