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How many of the 30 teams have you seen live?


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I was just thinking about this the other day, and I've watched 24 of the 30 MLB franchises play in person.

If you count my World Series games against the Pirates, the only teams I haven't attended a game of are:

Dodgers

Padres

Reds

Diamondbacks

Rays

Rockies

I know I saw a Dodgers game in 1996 spring training, and I'm pretty sure I saw a Reds exhibition game 15 or so years ago at RFK Stadium, so counting exhibitions, I'm up to 26 teams. How about you?

(Do I get extra credit for seeing both the Expos & the Nats?)

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16, almost all AL teams. I was lucky enough to see the Rockies two years ago when they came to opacy for inter-league.

The only other NL teams I've seen are Astros, Brewers (when they were still in AL), Nats, & Phillies.

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Well what about...

Seattle Pilots

Washington Senators

... of which I have seen, a long time ago.

Interesting point. Aren't the Pilots and Brewers the same team? If they count as two then what about the Angels? California, Aneheim and now LA. Would that be three teams?
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Interesting point. Aren't the Pilots and Brewers the same team? If they count as two then what about the Angels? California, Aneheim and now LA. Would that be three teams?

Nah, the Angels are one team with a very long identity crisis.

IMO, Pilots and Brewers count as two, just like the Browns and the O's, just like BOS-MIL-ATL count as 3, just like Brooklyn and LAD are 2, just like Montreal and WAS are 2, etc. When teams actually move around the country, that's significant, but just changing how you describe where you live isn't. When the Florida Marlins change their name to Miami Marlins, they're still the same team. If they moved to NJ, it would be different. So, if you go back in history, the largest number possible is bigger than 30. Or that's how I look at it, anyway. However, it's Boom Boom's question, not mine, so it's his opinion that should count.

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I think the Rays are the only team I haven't witnessed live and in person, which is a bit odd as a life long O's fan, but I've been in Colorado since Tampa Bay joined MLB and I haven't seen them play the Rockies here. I also get to see spring training in Arizona most years, but again, no Rays in the dessert thus far.

My favorite road trip was watching the O's get their first four game sweep of the Royals in Kansas City. I think that was 1987.

-Don

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Nah, the Angels are one team with a very long identify crisis.

IMO, Pilots and Brewers count as two, just like the Browns and the O's, just like BOS-MIL-ATL count as 3, just like Brooklyn and LAD are 2, just like MON and WAS are 2, etc. When teams actually move around the country, that's significant, but just changing how you describe where you live isn't. When the Florida Marlins change their name to Miami Marlins, they're still the same team. If they moved to NJ, it would be different. So, if you go back in history, the largest number possible is bigger than 30.

Gotcha. Thanks for the laugh about the Angels. So I can count the senators twice and the Angels once. How would the Colt 45's fit in? Wait a minute, the Angels originally played at the Colliseum and were called the... oh never mind, if you liberalized the rules I could probably get them for about ten.
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Gotcha. Thanks for the laugh about the Angels. So I can count the senators twice and the Angels once. How would the Colt 45's fit in? Wait a minute, the Angels originally played at the Colliseum and were called the... oh never mind, if you liberalized the rules I could probably get them for about ten.

The Senators are an interesting case. Two franchises, one city. That could go either way. HOU counts once, no matter how many unfortunate names they've had. The Angels are one team that played in more-than-one home stadium, just like most teams.

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Well what about...

Seattle Pilots

Washington Senators

... of which I have seen, a long time ago.

Seeing the Pilots is a nice feather in your cap, considering they only played 162 times. Just 6 games in Baltimore, several of which drew fewer than 10K.

Both of those teams were before my time. I'm pretty sure I've seen all of the current teams plus the Expos.

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The Senators are an interesting case. Two franchises, one city. That could go either way. HOU counts once, no matter how many unfortunate names they've had. The Angels are one team that played in more-than-one home stadium, just like most teams.
If you throw in the Expo's, both Senators, two Braves, the Pilots and deduct the Marlins that would put me at 33. I've been to maybe 20 stadiums.

Edit: I'm sorry, by "both Senators" I was refering to the Nats. D'oh.

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I've seen all of the AL, all at OPACY. I've only been to Nats Park (this past Friday) to see a game (visited Fenway last summer).

The NL kills me though. I've only seen the Nats, Mets, Astros, and Marlins.

So that's 18 out of 30.

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