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Done with Orlando

Posted in Regime Change I’m heading home to Savannah from the baseball Winter Meetings today.  The Meetings are always fun.  Walking past different members of Baseball Royalty in the halls never really gets old.  This year, I went to a bunch of seminars of various utility, saw a bunch of old friends, and helped interview a few potential interns for Savannah. One of the major highlights for me was the Mets affiliate reception on Monday night.  Every year, every Major League team hosts all of their minor league affiliates for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.  Strangely, I was a little nervous.  The last time I went to the Meetings with an affiliated team was 2006, when I worked for the Visalia Oaks, who were then a new Diamondbacks farm team, but [...]

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December 6th Game Preview: Atlanta Hawks (13-8) @ Orlando Magic (15-5)

TIP-OFF: 7pm (EST) TELEVISION: SportSouth, NBA TVRADIO: The Hawks have moved to 97.9 on the FM dial this season.CHAT: Daily Dime LiveGAME NOTES: Hawks/MagicATLANTA INJURY REPORT: Joe Johnson is out.ORLANDO INJURY REPORT: Ryan Anderson is doubtful due to a right foot sprain. As of this writing, all of Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, Mickael Pietrus, and JJ Redick are game-time decisions due to the stomach virus that has laid them low. Stan Van Gundy is optimistic that Howard, Pietrus, and Redick will play.BY THE NUMBERS 2010-11 Poss Off Eff eFG% FT Rate OR% TO% ATL (off) 90.6 1.089 51.1 23 24.1 14.7 ORL (def) 89 1.028 47.8 29.6 22.3 15.92010-11 Poss Off Eff eFG% FT Rate OR% TO% ATL (def) 90.6 1.063 48.9 27.6 26.4 14.2 ORL (off) 88.9 1.109 53.2 [...]

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Tracy McGrady and Detroit Pistons visit Orlando Magic

Teams: Detroit Pistons at Orlando Magic Date: Nov. 30, 2010 Time: 7 p.m. Television: Fox Sports Detroit Pistons: 6-11 Magic: 12-4 Pistons: Rodney Stuckey Richard Hamilton Tayshaun Prince Jason Maxiell Ben Wallace Magic: Jameer Nelson Vince Carter Quentin Richardson Rashard Lewis Dwight Howard Spread: Pistons +11 Over/under: 192.5 Score: Magic win, 101.75-90.75 1. Tracy McGrady faces old team Tracy McGrady played the best game of his season against the Knicks on Sunday. Was there extra motivation for him going against a former team? If so, hopefully that manifests again tonight. 2. Will John Kuester change the starting lineup? Jason Maxiell does not matchup well with Rashard Lewis. I repeat: Jason Maxiell does not matchup well with Rashard Lewis. One more time in case you missed it: Jason Maxiell does not [...]

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Blockbuster Deal Looming in Orlando?

Dwight Howard The Magic are still open to making trades, reports Brian Schmitz of The Orlando Sentinel. Schmitz writes that the Magic still like both Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony — they are partial to Paul — and they will trade anyone but Dwight Howard for either All-Star. Read more on Blockbuster Deal Looming in Orlando?… Related RumorsOctober 15, 2010 — Blazers Proposed Deal for Chris PaulOctober 2, 2010 — NBA TV Bobblehead CommercialSeptember 30, 2010 — Carmelo Anthony to New Orleans Hornets?July 12, 2010 — Chris Paul Predicts Knicks Big 3 with AnthonyMay 7, 2010 — All-NBA Teams Announced Today AM Basketball

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Win Pistons tickets for Nov. 30 game in Orlando

Live in Florida? Will you be there for Thanksgiving? Want to go to a Pistons game? Thanks to StubHub, which offers tickets for this or any other game, we’re giving away two tickets in section 101, row 26. Just send correct answers to these three questions to PistonPoweredContests@gmail.com, and you’re eligible to win. 1. Who is the only man who’s been the head coach of the Pistons and Magic? 2. In which city does Graham Simmington live (answer can be found on this site)? 3. Besides the draft pick that became Rodney Stuckey, which player did the Pistons receive when they traded Darko Milicic and Carlos Arroyo to the Magic? If you’re not going to be around for this game, no worries. We’ll have another giveaway (not tickets), later in [...]

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Aztex Rumored to Be Headed To Orlando

Ah, the business of soccer in America. Just when a club (I use that word ironically, despite treating it as a synonym for "franchise" in an American context) begins to take root, just when the fan base is growing and just when a supporters groups see success in building their numbers, it's all taken away. I feel for fans of the Austin Aztex today, after Brian Quarstad of Inside Minnesota Soccer dropped the bombshell that team might be headed east to Orlando. Owner Phil Rawlins will supposedly cut both his stake in the team by bringing in new investors and the costs of running it by relocating. The rumored move is predicated on joining USL-PRO and that league's lower cost regional model. The Aztex have a rabid and vocal support [...]

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