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    Default Phillies get 3 extra home games, Blue Jays get screwed

    Did anyone else hear about this? Toronto is hosting the G-20 summit this year (like Pittsburgh did last year). Possibly because of the ridiculousness that went on in Pittsburgh last year when they still played games in town (Milledge hit a HR, fireworks went off, and world leaders panicked), and the location of the Toronto stadium in relation to town the MLB decided to move the games against the Phillies out of Toronto. When a hurricane forced the Astros to move away from Houston to play the Cubs the game was shipped off to Milwaukee (which was fairly close to Chicago, but a neutral site).

    This time, they decided to have the games in Philadelphia instead. They haven't said how the gate will be divided between the two teams, but I assume Philly is making out on this deal (as if they need it). The worst part is there is a AAA stadium right across the lake in Buffalo that won't be in use during those three days. It's not the size of an MLB stadium, but the Blue Jays haven't been a huge draw this year anyway. There's also an MLB stadium in Detroit which isn't far from the south eastern part of Ontario that will be empty that weekend. This was going to be the big chance for Toronto fans to possibly see Roy Halladay return to town, and instead the Phillies end up with three bonus home games with the only difference being they have to use a DH and bat first. It all seems pretty ridiculous.
    Last edited by jnn123; May-11-2010 at 04:28 PM.

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