Music City Baseball is an organization whose goal is to bring an MLB franchise to Nashville, Tenn., whether it's through relocation or expansion. That organization got a bit of a boost yesterday, with three big names hopping on board.
According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, Dave Dombrowski, Tony La Russa and Dave Stewart have all joined the organization. Nightengale is also reporting that Music City Baseball hopes to become the first MLB team with African-American majority ownership.
The addition of those three big names should help MCB. With Stewart being a three-time World Series champion player and La Russa winning three as a manager, their names carry some weight.
Dombrowski of course has been an executive with two World Series-winning teams - the 1997 Marlins and the 2018 Red Sox. Getting him on board is certain to help the organization towards its goal, but it seems as if they still have a long way to go.
Jon Heyman reported last night that MLB has no plans to expand to Nashville, or anywhere else.
Nashville has consistently been thrown out as a possible expansion or relocation city for MLB, along with such cities as Charlottes, Las Vegas and Portland.
Nashville, Charlotte and Las Vegas are all currently home to Triple-A Minor League teams, which could be a point of conflict if MLB decides to plant a team in one of those cities.
MCB looks like its making progress by bringing in these big-time personalities, but they'll need some help from MLB if they want to accomplish their goal.