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Posted: 5/8/2012 5:16:27 PM
Pitt Pirates in all time list...?...not even close... lean last 20 years but still...

5 x WS Champs

9 x NL Pennants

even w/ the last 20 years of futility they still have an overall winning record... and they have a ton of players in the HOF

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Posted: 5/8/2012 5:40:05 PM
What about the TEX Rangers? ...they've been pretty bad. Not on anyone's radar though huh?

Houston Astros?

Sea Seahawks?


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Posted: 5/8/2012 7:12:33 PM

St Louis Browns....once sent their players decks of playing cards with the team logo as a Christmas present

Seattle Pilots

Washington Seantors "2.0" - an attempt at the Senators to make a comeback but the franchise moved to Texas and became the Texas Rangers........I think the same thing happened before and that team became the Twinkies

Kansas City Athletics .....in essence were a major league farm team for the Yankees....someone on the KCA's would go 3 for 4 and be on the Yankees a few days later.

 

 

 

 

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Posted: 5/9/2012 5:27:19 AM

Although they were truely one of the most colorful franchises in sports history I think that everybody else is a distant #2 behind...

The Oakland/California Seals/Golden Seals/ Cleveland Barons.

I Highly recommend a book called "Shorthanded - The Untold Story of the Seals - Hockeys Most Colorful Team" for ANY and EVERY hockey fan (especially old school cats like me who remember that period in the NHL).

It's written by Brad Kurtzberg and you can find how to order by using google to find the book.

Off the ice they were horrible having had 7 ownership groups in its 9 year lifespan in two cities. On the ice they were not very good either... but very entertaining as a team.

The book is a large 8 x 11 inches and about 320 pages (softcover)... The first 30 odd pages gives you an overview of this franchise and what happened. The rest of the book is comprised of stories from over 110 former players, owners, coaches and staff.

The stories told by these guys is worth the weight of the book in gold to me.

If you LOVE hockey... NHL history and old school stories from the actual players... ya gotta read this book.

NO... I am NOT a salesman... I just love the book.

They were the definition of a BAD FRANCHISE and TEAM.

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Posted: 5/10/2012 1:27:45 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Skubishack:

Although they were truely one of the most colorful franchises in sports history I think that everybody else is a distant #2 behind...

The Oakland/California Seals/Golden Seals/ Cleveland Barons.

I Highly recommend a book called "Shorthanded - The Untold Story of the Seals - Hockeys Most Colorful Team" for ANY and EVERY hockey fan (especially old school cats like me who remember that period in the NHL).

It's written by Brad Kurtzberg and you can find how to order by using google to find the book.

Off the ice they were horrible having had 7 ownership groups in its 9 year lifespan in two cities. On the ice they were not very good either... but very entertaining as a team.

The book is a large 8 x 11 inches and about 320 pages (softcover)... The first 30 odd pages gives you an overview of this franchise and what happened. The rest of the book is comprised of stories from over 110 former players, owners, coaches and staff.

The stories told by these guys is worth the weight of the book in gold to me.

If you LOVE hockey... NHL history and old school stories from the actual players... ya gotta read this book.

NO... I am NOT a salesman... I just love the book.

They were the definition of a BAD FRANCHISE and TEAM.



I'm sold !
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1425910289/ref=tmm_pap_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used



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Posted: 5/10/2012 2:05:43 AM
last 20 years
lions, pirates, royals, warriors, nationals/expos
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Posted: 5/10/2012 4:37:02 AM
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Originally Posted by ZiggyDawg:



I'm sold !
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1425910289/ref=tmm_pap_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used



You're gonna love the players stories... makes you feel like you are seeing it happen with your own eyes. Great insight of what it was like to be a player in the NHL back in those days... and COMPLETELY unedited and raw. Enjoy (as I still do).

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Posted: 5/10/2012 4:56:33 AM
I remember the WHITE skates the Seals used to wear....

I'd also add the Colorado Rockies (hockey) to the list. Also, the Washington Capitals were brutal for years....
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Posted: 5/10/2012 8:13:37 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Cannon88:

I remember the WHITE skates the Seals used to wear....

I'd also add the Colorado Rockies (hockey) to the list. Also, the Washington Capitals were brutal for years....

The Colorado Rockie started as the KC Scouts and eventually moved to NJ where they have won 3 Stanley Cups and are currently in the East Conference Finals... Not bad I'd say. The Caps started as the worst NHL team ever and for years were nothing special... but for the last 10 years they have been a decent team... but I am surprised that the franchise lasted this long in D.C. without relocating.

The white on the Seals skates was actually PAINT and players complained that they weighed a ton by seasons end... Ha,ha,ha.

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Posted: 5/10/2012 8:55:08 PM

Geeezus the Cubs. No disrespect to the faithful but why in the hell do people pay for a ticket to watch that joke of a team. It's impressive. Beer sun and conversation I understand but holy garbage. They field that crap year after year.

Seattle man myself. I will never pay to go and watch those jerkoffs try and play baseball. It's embarrassing.

Seahawks too. What a laugher.

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