Re: [baseball-databank] Re: Houston teamID
but I'd say Y to each of these and any location change that warranted a change to the official team name.>Are you suggesting that when the Tampa Bay Devil Rays became the Tampa Bay>Rays, that you would change their teamID? Mighty Ducks to Ducks? Anaheim
>Angels to LA Angels (of Anaheim)?SorryLet's say my Cubbies move to Rosemont, IL. The team may opt to keep the Chicago location name (wonder what MLB rules govern this).Either way, if they keep Chicago then there hasn't been a change to the team just the location of home games.If they somehow, God forbid, become the "Rosemont Cubs" - a change has occurred and the teamID should reflect it and the franchID should also be updated.I wonder if one day we will ever see pro-teams ditch the municipality naming tie-in. Let's say "Midwest Brewers" or "Northeast Red Sox". Most likely if there was ever a change it would have a corporate tie-in like "Charmin White Sox" or "Coca-cola Yankees".Wow that would suck.-Chris
From: Tangotiger <tom@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 9:20 AM
Subject: Re: [baseball-databank] Re: Houston teamID
Are you suggesting that when the Tampa Bay Devil Rays became the Tampa Bay> I would think the only time a teamID should ever change would be when
> 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.