The City That Should Have The Next Major League Baseball Team
ByChanceTV, a hubber who has been here for just over 1 year asked a very good question that the Frog just had to answer. Chance asked: What city should have the next MLB expansion team?
Well Chance, I have an answer for you.
I even have a team name all picked out. I believe that there would be a very strong following for a team in this city as the population is quite large and baseball is loved. There are many professional baseball players who come from the area.
My choice just makes good sense!
I am hoping the Commissioner reads this hub and my suggestion is looked at very close.
First Chance, here is my design:
Have you figured out which city I am talking about yet?
I think this team should start with all players from the area. Lets see if I could come up with a starting lineup and maybe, just maybe you will know what city I am thinking of then.
- Pitcher: Jonathan Sánchez
- Catcher: Yadier Molina
- 1st Base: Carlos Delgado
- 2nd Base: José Vidro
- Shortstop: Rubén Gotay
- 3rd Base: Ramón Vázquez
- Outfield: Carlos Beltrán
- Outfield: Andrés Torres
- Outfield: Alex Rios
- Pitcher: Jonathan Albaladejo
- Pitcher: Fernando Cabrera
Figured it out yet?
Well if you haven't take a look at these pictures of the city and you should be able to then:
The Newest Expansion Team
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome your newest major league expansion team:
Puerto Rico puts out many of the United States top baseball players.
I live here and every where you go, you see baseball. Now wouldn't it make good sense to put an expansion team in San Juan? Puerto Rico has a population of nearly four million people on an island 130 miles long by 40 miles wide.
A vote will be coming soon on the possibility of Puerto Rico becoming the 51st State of the United States. It is a territory of the United States anyway. There are Canadian baseball teams and I think a Caribbean team would be a great idea.
Someone please send this to Bud Selig and lets get a San Juan team! We need one!
Lets here the yeas and nays: I am putting a poll here on your thoughts.
Should San Juan, Puerto Rico have an expansion MLB team?See results without voting
Baseball is one of the top sports here on this island.
They do have a professional baseball league here with four teams. It is called the Puerto Rico Baseball League and the teams are:
- Criollos de Caguas
- Gigantes de Carolina
- Indios de Mayagüez
- Leones de Ponce
The most recent champion were the Indios.
All 4 have some very nice stadiums and the turnout is wonderful. Baseball is loved here in Puerto Rico. One of my favorite baseball players of all time hailed from Puerto Rico and died in a plane crash in the bay I have looked upon many times since being here. His name? Roberto Clemente. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and was well known for humanitarian help he offered. His plane crashed doing just that; he was delivering supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
Lets put a team here for Mr Clemente. Allow him to look down from his perch in Heaven and see something that was once probably a dream for him.
I call for an expansion team to be in San Juan, Puerto Rico or one of the nearby Pueblos. Besides, I bet managers, players and others will love their trips here to play in the sunny Caribbean.
There will be hotdogs and crackerjacks along with orders of amarillos, mofongo and cold coconut water.
Bring Major League Baseball to Puerto Rico!
© G.L. Boudonck
© 2012 Greg Boudonck
More by this Author
what books do you remember best? These are the ones that I do.
Children are our future and there are freaks killing them. Lets catch these evil beings and send them all to hell.
This hub describes the different political parties and their views. Written before the last Presidential election, it still gives people insight. Updated now for the most current Presidential election