Game #11- Houston Astros @ Arizona Diamondbacks. 08/04/20

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  1. BC867

    BC867 Long time Phoenician! Contributor

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    As I posted, The Valley of the Sun is the 10th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.

    In a study I did concerning NBA teams a couple of years ago, that put the Valley
    right in the middle of the pack.

    To define attendance and viewership to just the City of Phoenix, with the Valley
    50 miles wide, is not accurate.

    And because many of the Valley's residents have come from other locations during
    its growth spurts, it takes time for their loyalty to the sports teams they grew up
    with to transfer to Arizona teams.
     
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    I still question whether that makes this a small market.
     
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    Small market

    In the terminology of professional sports in North America, teams are often said to be based not in a city but in a media market. The size of the media market is usually a good indication of the potential viability of a major league team
     
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    I wish this site offered a Dislike button in addition to the Like (with the Unlike option to un-do the Like).

    OK, part of the reason we remain Small Market teams is because our investment groups are small minded.

    Kendrick has seemed to take more pride in spending for his baseball card collection than competent leaders.
     
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    You have made my point. These are not small market teams they just act like they are and to a certain extent the fans...this transplant fans...react to that.
     
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    I don't want to belabor it, but to say that we are not small market
    teams but they just act like we are
    is semantics.

    What they do is what it is all about! And what the fans and refs
    perceive. Perception is reality!

    What people think may or may not be true, but that they think
    it is true, is a fact and must be dealt with.

    For example, the Suns have been considered a soft team for
    over a half century, which is why they don't get the calls from
    refs. who definitely play a role in the outcome of games.

    So I agree with your assessment that our teams act like small
    market teams.
     

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