Charlotte is too far south and has nothing to the west of it. I could see High Point if it went out there, but my best guess is slightly north and west of Raleigh - to draw from Durham.
Who knows? But my main point is that WE control our destiny in spite of a botched effort by Saffo/O'Grady.
And I DO THINK MLB will kick in some $ to get a stadium built if they have to relocate an existing franchise OR have to help a new team develop their own farm system.
But you are right about Ripken - he's a class act - but Mandalay has it all over Ripken for marketing a team, IMHO.
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