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With the Rams rebooting in Los Angeles, ESPN.com presents a series exploring the remnants departed teams have left behind in the cities they abandoned.SEATTLE -- The Seattle Pilots had an official theme song that included the lyrics: You brought the majors to the evergreen Northwest; now, go, go you Pilots, youre going to be the best!Sadly, those lyrics should have been: Now go, go you Pilots, youre going to be the Milwaukee Brewers (not that youre ever going to be very good there, either).As part of a four-team expansion that also saw the debuts of the Montreal Expos, Kansas City Royals and San Diego Padres, the Pilots began in Seattle in 1969. But just a year later they were gone, relocated to Milwaukee after going bankrupt and being bought by Bud Selig. Nearly a half-century later, little physically remains here from that season. The Pilots home of Sicks Stadium was torn down decades ago, and a Lowes home improvement store now stands on the site. Inside the store is a replica of the departed ballparks home plate and markings where the bases and mound once were.You go back a couple generations in baseball history and we had professional baseball from 1901 to 1969, through two world wars and a depression, and then -- poof! -- its gone, Seattle sports historian David Eskenazi said. The first year we didnt have pro baseball was 1970.The Pilots might be remembered even less had it not been for the finest baseball book ever written: Ball Four, Jim Boutons diary of that 1969 season. Bouton wrote in his Opening Day entry after beating the Angels 4-3, Already were better than the Mets.The Pilots did not remain so.The Mets went on to win their first World Series that year, but Seattle went 64-98 and finished last in the six-team AL West.The aptly named Sicks Stadium was a tiny and old minor league ballpark with plumbing issues that resulted in players sometimes taking cold showers or just going home without showering. Perhaps conditions would have been better had the Lowes been around in 1969.Those Pilots drew only 677,944 fans, though that still was more than the Phillies, White Sox, Padres or Indians drew that year (the major league average was 1,134,569). They drew 14,993 for the April 11 home opener, a 7-0 win over the White Sox, but three days later a mere 3,611 watched the Pilots lose to the Royals. Only 1,954 fans showed for another April game. I was there Aug. 22 for Tommy Harper Night, held when Harper stole his 60th and 61st bases of the year, yet it was of so little interest it was attended by just 6,719 fans besides me.I dont think this is a town that will ever draw 25,000 or 30,000 regularly, Bouton wrote. Its a town much more concerned with culture than athletics. (This has changed, as all those Seahawks No. 12 jerseys document.)Low attendance and a poor stadium -- workers were still nailing and painting the bleachers of the renovated Triple-A park the day of the home opener -- were not the only issues. The Seattle owners, Dewey and Max Soriano, were not rich enough to support the Pilots -- they needed to sell 47 percent of the team stock to former Cleveland Indians owner William Daley. Nor were there rich businessmen in the area to take over the franchise in that era -- Bill Gates and Paul Allen still were Seattle teenagers just learning the wonders of computers.Before Microsoft, Amazon and Starbucks started here, Boeing was the main local company. It was about to begin staggering layoffs that would lead to an early 70s billboard that infamously read: Will the last person leaving Seattle turn out the lights.Maybe the Pilots inspired the sign.One week before the 1970 season began and with the teams finances in ruins, the Pilots fate was still so much up in the air that they sent their equipment truck from spring training in Arizona to Provo, Utah. There the drivers stopped and waited for word whether to continue to Seattle or veer northeast to Milwaukee. On March 31, eight days before the teams season opener, word was sent: Go to Wisconsin. The Pilots were moving to Milwaukee.As the late Mike Hegan told me once, the day after the move to Milwaukee was announced, he and his teammates entered their spring training clubhouse and found their jerseys now had MILWAUKEE stitched across the chest rather than SEATTLE. Its amazing how cold this business can be, Hegan said.Seattleites still know all too well how cold it can be. In 2006, Howard Schultz, who turned Starbucks into a global phenomenon, sold the NBAs SuperSonics to a group of Oklahoma businessmen who moved the team to Oklahoma City in 2008.Fortunately, the Pilots legacy lives on in an important way beyond Ball Four, the home plate at Lowes and the occasional fan wearing a replica cap with the pilot-like scrambled egg design across the bill. Thanks to Washington Attorney General Slade Gorton and trial lawyer Bill Dwyer, the state successfully sued the American League over the Pilots departure. The league agreed to give Seattle another expansion team in 1977: the Mariners.Although after 39 seasons and not a single World Series appearance, Seattle is still wondering whether the Mariners will ever go, go to be the best. Wholesale jerseys . The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. 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In taking its goal tally to 99 in all competitions already this season, City delivered another demonstration of its lethal firepower at Etihad Stadium to set up a fourth-round match at home to another second-tier team -- Watford. cheap jerseys from china . Darren Helm scored on Detroits sixth attempt in the shootout and then Jonas Gustavsson stopped Andrew Shaws shot, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland had another comeback in it Saturday night against Oklahoma State.Melo Trimble made two free throws with 9.4 seconds remaining to lift Maryland to a 71-70 victory after rallying from a 12-point deficit against the Cowboys.Trimble scored 13 points, and Jaylen Brantley and Damonte Dodd both added 12 points for the Terrapins (8-1).This group of mine, its amazing what they do, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said. We have all these young kids playing and we keep battling.Oklahoma States Jawun Evans missed an off-balance jumper in the closing seconds that would have given the Cowboys a victory.It was the fourth time this year Maryland has rallied from a deficit of at least nine points in the second half to win. The Terps also did so against Georgetown, Towson and Richmond.Its pretty much status quo for the Terps here --- fall behind, come back, Oklahoma State coach Brad Underwood said.Evans scored 16 points for Oklahoma State (6-2), while Jeffrey Carroll came off the bench to score 15 points and add 12 rebounds.Oklahoma State led 60-48 with 12 minutes to play, but Maryland uncorked a 13-0 run to tighten the game for the closing minutes.We kept coming, Turgeon said. I think everybody on our team knew we were going to win the game once we cut it down.The Cowboys, who entered the night as the nations No. 2 scoring team, was held to a season-low in points largely because it sputtered in the final 10 minutes.We had a couple good looks and missed a couple putbacks, but more importantly, Maryland got very aggressive on the offensive end, Underwood said. They got second shots and other opportunities. For the most part, that stretch of the game was the deciding factor.Neither team did a good job of taking care of the ball. Oklahomma State was effective in disrupting the Terps early and forced 18 turnovers, but managed only six points off those miscues.dddddddddddd Maryland scored 20 points off 15 Cowboy turnovers.That was enough to put the Terps in position to claim yet another tight victory.Hopefully we make it to the tournament down the road because in those type of games, the further you get, the closer they are, Trimble said. Im glad were going through this now and hopefully well still be as good as we are now later.BIG PICTUREOklahoma State: The Cowboys played well for much of the night in their first true road game under Underwood before Maryland rallied. Oklahoma State has two more key nonconference road tests this month at Tulsa and Wichita State.Maryland: The Terrapins earned a split in what set up to be the toughest week of their nonconference schedule. Maryland fell 73-59 to Pittsburgh on Tuesday before bouncing back against Oklahoma State.ROLE PLAYERBrantley played a career-high 22 minutes and was on the floor for the Terps entire 13-0 run that erased Oklahoma States lead. We had no chance without him tonight, Turgeon said.INJURIESMaryland was without sophomore forward Ivan Bender, who has a bone bruise in his left knee. Bender is averaging 4.1 points and 3.3 rebounds and played in the Terps first eight games.UP NEXTOklahoma State heads back on the road when it comes out of final exams Dec. 10 and visits Tulsa. The Cowboys will try to avenge last years 66-56 loss to the Golden Hurricane.Maryland continues its five-game homestand when Howard visits on Wednesday. It will be the Terps first meeting with the nearby Bison since 1996. Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jersyes Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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