4371Re: [baseball-databank] Re: Houston teamID
- Apr 3, 2013
> I would think the only time a teamID should ever change would be whenAre you suggesting that when the Tampa Bay Devil Rays became the Tampa Bay
> there is change to the actual team name (location and/or nickname).
Rays, that you would change their teamID? Mighty Ducks to Ducks? Anaheim
Angels to LA Angels (of Anaheim)?
In my view, it would not only be a change of location, but a location
outside of the "metro area". Mets, Yankees, etc... they changed
"locations". If that's too semantical, then: the Jets go from NY to NJ, I
still wouldn't change the Jets' teamID, or Nets going from NJ to Brooklyn,
or Islanders moving to Brooklyn. NY/NJ is all part of the same metro
Brooklyn to LA, then yes, change in teamID. We have the franchID to
establish continuity for Dodgers, if needed.
Change in levels/leagues/conferences/divisions? There's about twenty
other things that are better considerations for changing a teamID than
that, and eighteen of those are crappy reasons.
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