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12 minutes ago, dedwretched said:

Man, that would be great to get the O's here in Portland, but Portland really isn't a baseball town. The Blazers and Timbers may be big draws, but Beavers games weren't well attended. They ended up bouncing around to Reno and then some San Diego suburb.

I was unable to change what I typed. I wanted to change it to the city of Portland also tried to find a place to build a new stadium, but all of the locations fell through. The owner sold the team and they've bounced around from Lake Elsinore to Tucson to El Paso.

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Winning cures a lot. Rob Long made some good points on the matter. Nashville is Braves, Reds and another teams territory. Think those owners would approve of the move? It would take 75 percent of the owners approval to move the team. Nashville, Portland don't have the sports history like Baltimore.

"Another name not mentioned was Bill Miller, the famed investor and former chief investment officer for Legg Mason who is also a passionate Orioles fan. He said in an email to the Business Journal he would "definitely be interested in taking a look" if the Angelos family decided to sell the Orioles. He noted the $1.2 billion sale of the Miami Marlins in 2017 and said the Orioles are in a "better market with more loyal fans" than the Marlins, who regularly rank near the bottom of Major League Baseball for attendance."

https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2019/08/12/an-orioles-move-to-nashville-has-been-rooted-for.html

One guy who would be interested in buying the O's mentioned he would take a look but the Os have to workout the masn issue. Forgot who though. 

 

The Rays and Athletics issue has to be worked out I would think before all this. Montreal would get a team imo before portland or nashville. 

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1 hour ago, dmvsports410 said:

Winning cures a lot. Rob Long made some good points on the matter. Nashville is Braves, Reds and another teams territory. Think those owners would approve of the move? It would take 75 percent of the owners approval to move the team. Nashville, Portland don't have the sports history like Baltimore.

"Another name not mentioned was Bill Miller, the famed investor and former chief investment officer for Legg Mason who is also a passionate Orioles fan. He said in an email to the Business Journal he would "definitely be interested in taking a look" if the Angelos family decided to sell the Orioles. He noted the $1.2 billion sale of the Miami Marlins in 2017 and said the Orioles are in a "better market with more loyal fans" than the Marlins, who regularly rank near the bottom of Major League Baseball for attendance."

https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2019/08/12/an-orioles-move-to-nashville-has-been-rooted-for.html

One guy who would be interested in buying the O's mentioned he would take a look but the Os have to workout the masn issue. Forgot who though. 

 

The Rays and Athletics issue has to be worked out I would think before all this. Montreal would get a team imo before portland or nashville. 

So won't that be a kick when MLB send the Orioles to Montreal. Les Orioles de Montréal Québec

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5 hours ago, 24fps said:Daily cost of living certainly. not to mention that real estate prices are a half to a third of those in places like LA, San Francisco, NY, etc.  Middle Tennessee is also known for having excellent health care.  One other thing: this part of the country is conservative both socially and politically and that environment is increasingly showing  up as a draw for people of retirement age.  Moving here is not strange at all when you look at it from the perspective of someone older.

Though I like Nashville the food is pretty much terrible there and life expectancy is not good there and the weather is terrible. Nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there.  I think the cheapness is the one factor going for it and better than living in other very cheap places. 

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8 hours ago, DrungoHazewood said:

It seems to me that there are a lot of people who plan their retirement destination more on minimizing taxes than on where they'd actually enjoy living.  Maybe if I were in different circumstances with more of a worry about my retirement income I'd be more like that, but as it stands state tax rates have approximately zero bearing on what I'm going to do when I retire.  I fail to understand how a few hundred dollars a month would make anyone move to Tennessee and live a 10 hour drive from all your family and friends.

Doesn’t Florida have similar tax savings?  And if a person situation requires them to live cheaply as possible I can see moving to Nashville.  But  I wouldn’t call it a best place to retire. To me I would consider weather, food, healthy activities for seniors, good public transport, low crime etc. when making such a list.  

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14 hours ago, atomic said:

Doesn’t Florida have similar tax savings?  And if a person situation requires them to live cheaply as possible I can see moving to Nashville.  But  I wouldn’t call it a best place to retire. To me I would consider weather, food, healthy activities for seniors, good public transport, low crime etc. when making such a list.  

High on my list is not being in a big, flat, intolerably hot place where the median age is 77.  I will not live in Del Boca Vista.  

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14 hours ago, atomic said:

Though I like Nashville the food is pretty much terrible there and life expectancy is not good there and the weather is terrible. Nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there.  I think the cheapness is the one factor going for it and better than living in other very cheap places. 

Isn't the weather in Nashville roughly the same as Maryland, but maybe without as much oppressive 90 degree heat/humidity?  I guess I could be wrong.  I'm not the biggest fan of Maryland summers but the rest of the year is okay.

But my perfect climate is more along the lines of Toronto or Denver or something.

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1 hour ago, DrungoHazewood said:

High on my list is not being in a big, flat, intolerably hot place where the median age is 77.  I will not live in Del Boca Vista.  

LOL  nor I, and I thought I'd never retire to FL (or OH).  But 6 months of the year we found a tolerable, sometimes delicious temperature in flat FL surrounded by horse country an hour from the ocean with active adults (500 softball teams with Jose and Ozzie visiting once a year to play against travel squad locals, the most golf holes in the world, pelotons of bikers daily traversing the 100 miles of trails and roads, lap pools, water volleyball, platform tennis, even sand volleyball with decent 60 year olds, 3 different squares of nightly entertainment (no Guy Lombardo-esque bands), etc.).  5 months in relatively cool, culturally-deprived farm country on a lake in OH complements the active side of life with golf, biking auto-free back roads, access to Canada and points west.  It's not for everyone but not half bad.  But, I hear what you are saying!  For the wives, it's all about the grand kids though.

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1 hour ago, bobmc said:

LOL  nor I, and I thought I'd never retire to FL (or OH).  But 6 months of the year we found a tolerable, sometimes delicious temperature in flat FL surrounded by horse country an hour from the ocean with active adults (500 softball teams with Jose and Ozzie visiting once a year to play against travel squad locals, the most golf holes in the world, pelotons of bikers daily traversing the 100 miles of trails and roads, lap pools, water volleyball, platform tennis, even sand volleyball with decent 60 year olds, 3 different squares of nightly entertainment (no Guy Lombardo-esque bands), etc.).  5 months in relatively cool, culturally-deprived farm country on a lake in OH complements the active side of life with golf, biking auto-free back roads, access to Canada and points west.  It's not for everyone but not half bad.  But, I hear what you are saying!  For the wives, it's all about the grand kids though.

Sounds like you have a great life!

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1 hour ago, bobmc said:

Not to belabor but did I mention driving your own electric golf cart 10+ miles to one of the 40 or so courses or to one just across the street?

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7 hours ago, bobmc said:

 

LOL nor I, and I thought I'd never retire to FL (or OH.) But 6 months of the year we found a tolerable, sometimes delicious temperature in flat FL surrounded by horse country an hour from the ocean with active adults (500 softball teams with Jose and Ozzie visiting once a year to play against travel squad locals, the most golf holes in the world, pelotons of bikers daily traversing the 100 miles of trails and roads, lap pools, water volleyball, platform tennis, even sand volleyball with decent 60 year-olds, 3 different squares of nightly entertainment (no Guy Lombardo-esque bands, etc.) 5 months in relatively cool, culturally-deprived farm country on a lake in OH complements the active side of life with golf, biking auto-free back roads, access to Canada and points west. It's not for everyone, but it's not half bad. But I hear what you are saying !!! For the wives, it's all about the grandkids, though.

 

 

 

5 hours ago, DrungoHazewood said:

 

Sounds like you have a great life !!!

 

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It's a wonderful life.

 

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18 hours ago, DrungoHazewood said:

Isn't the weather in Nashville roughly the same as Maryland, but maybe without as much oppressive 90 degree heat/humidity?  I guess I could be wrong.  I'm not the biggest fan of Maryland summers but the rest of the year is okay.

But my perfect climate is more along the lines of Toronto or Denver or something.

Nashville is hotter and is humid.  I wouldn't put Baltimore on a list of top places to retire.

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