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Old 02-23-2011, 03:39 PM
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The Sox also did have a A team in Burlington Iowa is the 90s, IIRC.

I've heard that the KC Cougars do not want a Chicago affiliation, as they don't want to alienate part of their potential attendees. I know if the Cougars were a Cub affiliate, I wouldn't want to support them. Personally, I'd love the Cougars to be a Sox affiliate, but I understand why KC doesn't want the Sox.

If the Sox can save money by having most of their affiliates in the same region, I don't have a problem with that. The way Kenny runs the minor leagues, we see very few of those players in Sox uniforms anyway.
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:42 PM
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The White Sox have long preferred to keep their upper level affiliates in the same geographic area to cut travel costs for scouts and roaming instructors.

I do understand this, but I would think that the opportunity cost of recruiting more fans would far exceed this. Especially in a battleground state/area like Indy. They dont have a team, and people dont really know who to root for. After going to college @ Purdue I can tell you that the Indy metro area is a hodgepodge of Reds/Cubs/Cards/Sox. Prob in that order.

With minor league costs much suppressed in comparison to MLB, this would be a great way to get kids involved. Especially if we could tie in the team name, IE. Indy White Sox, or Indy Pale Hose.

At a minimum try to get into the midwest league. South Bend/Fort Wayne would be nice as well.
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