PRESS RELEASE – The Carlsbad Bats have replaced the Las Cruces Vaqueros on the schedule for the 2013 season. With The San Diego Padres moving into El Paso with their AAA Team in 2014 it is going to be very hard for the Las Cruces to have a Professional Team in Independent Baseball within the radius of a AAA affiliated market. This is a big move for the Pecos League leaving New Mexico’s Continue reading
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There is apparently concern by the indy pro Pecos League about keeping the Las Cruces (NM) Vaqueros operating with a Triple-A club coming to El Paso (TX) just 40 miles away. The team’s logo no longer appears in the header on the league’s website. According to The Taos News, league commissioner Andrew Dunn had this to say:
“If Las Cruces no longer makes sense, and the other market in West Texas isn’t ready, we will bring back the Carlsbad Bats for the 2013 season.”
Negotiations between the Pecos League and the City of Carlsbad (NM) to bring the traveling Carlsbad Bats to town on a permanent basis in 2013 ended on a nasty note over alcohol sales and a few choice words from Pecos League Commissioner Andrew Dunn. The league will now focus on putting a franchise in Durango (CO). Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Jay Acton of the New York States League and Andrew Dunn of the Pecos League have annouced that the New York State League will handle 100% of the on field player procurement and roster for the Carlsbad Bats. Continue reading