Mightygoose

He was a big voice that's for sure. Granted any plan for a stadium and funding related to it is still years away IMO.

It may need to wait until the next election 4 years away. Valarie Plante says she wants the voters to decide so plenty of time to sell it.

Aerial

I would think Montreal has many issues to deal with that are much more pressing than whether to build a new MLB type baseball venue.  Just a wild guess.  Loads of time for the new Mayor.
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KevinRiley2

I would think Montreal has many issues to deal with that are much more pressing than whether to build a new MLB type baseball venue.  Just a wild guess.  Loads of time for the new Mayor.
They got rid of the fool who wanted to build a stadium and put that silliness ahead of far more pressing issues/needs.  So glad he lost.

Good luck to her.  Good riddance to the idea of a stadium.
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* When in doubt, always ask (WWKD) What Would Kevin Do?
* Forgive me for always taking the High Road.  It's the ONLY Road I know.

KevinRiley2

Valarie Plante says she wants the voters to decide so plenty of time to sell it.
Won't happen. ;D  No way it gets passed.

After the Big O, can't we put this kind of silliness behind us?  Montreal does NOT need a MLB team - 15 years ago, you couldn't pay people to go.

oo DAWG oo

Valarie Plante says she wants the voters to decide so plenty of time to sell it.
Won't happen. ;D  No way it gets passed.

After the Big O, can't we put this kind of silliness behind us?  Montreal does NOT need a MLB team - 15 years ago, you couldn't pay people to go.
So...
Why is it like that for 1 sport but not another sport?

Why is it OK for 2 CFL teams to be revived but not an MBL team?

The Last Word

It's because Kevin Reilly hates everything but movies and the CFL.

Public Funding for CFL Stadiums = good
Public Funding for any other pro sports facilities = VERY BAD!!!!

KevinRiley2

Public Funding for CFL Stadiums = good
Public Funding for any other pro sports facilities = VERY BAD!!!!
Yup.  :)

Re : It's because Kevin Reilly hates everything but movies and the CFL.

Nope.  However, I love common sense.  The stadium would be a money pit - just like the Big O, and there are far better causes than MLB.

Anyway, it`s moot because without that dummy in office, the idea will die.
I doubt it ever makes it to a referendum, let alone gets passed.

Soooooo happy.  :)

KevinRiley2

Valarie Plante says she wants the voters to decide so plenty of time to sell it.
Won't happen. ;D  No way it gets passed.

After the Big O, can't we put this kind of silliness behind us?  Montreal does NOT need a MLB team - 15 years ago, you couldn't pay people to go.
So...
Why is it like that for 1 sport but not another sport?

Why is it OK for 2 CFL teams to be revived but not an MBL team?
Because.  ;)

KevinRiley2

Sooooo happy all the people who believe they should NEVER hear the word NO are being told NO...

First, there was the Olympics...

Toronto NEEDS the Olympics, they said.  It will be good for Canada.  It will be profitable.

Well, the Olympics are spoken for until 2028 and North America won't have another shot at hosting the games until 2040. So, NO Olympics and NO new stadium for Toronto. So happy! :)

Second, there was the World Cup of Soccer...

With TFC`s success, Toronto NEEDS the World Cup, they said.  It will be good for Canada.  It will be profitable.

Well, we will soon get a handful of games, that will be spread across Canada, and we will not see the World Cup again in my lifetime. So, NO World Cup and NO new stadium for Toronto.  So happy! :)  

Third, there was the NFL in Toronto...

Toronto NEEDS the NFL, they said.  It will be good for Canada.  It will be profitable.

Well, Toronto now belongs to the Bills, Toronto has proved they will NOT support an NFL team, and there are 3 U.S. cities who will be pressuring the NFL politically to replace what they lost. So, NO NFL and NO new stadium for Toronto. So happy!  :)

Last, there is the return of MLB to Montreal...

Montreal NEEDS the Expos, they say.  It will be good for Canada.  It will be profitable.

Well, the dumb ass Mayor who was going to ram this stupid idea thru, was tossed out of office, and a woman with common sense is in charge.  So, NO MLB and NO new stadium for Montreal. So happy.  :)

oo DAWG oo

Not very socialistic of you

KevinRiley2

Not very socialistic of you
LOL.  Nope. 

So Happy.  :)

Mightygoose

You know the mayor is only one vote should there will be any stadium proposal?

But by how slow the process will take (need stadium solutions in Oakland and Tampa Bay first) by the time expansion or relocation gets to the front burner, the next election will happen first....plenty of time for ownership to contribute to her campaign :)

oo DAWG oo

Not very socialistic of you
LOL.  Nope.

So Happy.  :)
It really was an honest question tho.. Why is ok for 1 not the other?

KevinRiley2

You know the mayor is only one vote should there will be any stadium proposal?

But by how slow the process will take (need stadium solutions in Oakland and Tampa Bay first) by the time expansion or relocation gets to the front burner, the next election will happen first....plenty of time for ownership to contribute to her campaign :)
She will kill it or require a referendum - both will ensure it dies.  

So happy.  :)

KevinRiley2

Not very socialistic of you
LOL.  Nope.

So Happy.  :)
It really was an honest question tho.. Why is ok for 1 not the other?
Because I am a hypocrite.  :)

Now that the CFL has gotten what it wants, I don't want any more money for stadiums.  So happy.  :)
 


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