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Carlsbad Replaces Las Cruces, Developmental League Announced

Pecos League LogoPRESS 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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Carlsbad Replaces Las Cruces?

Las Cruces Vaqueros LogoThere 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 websiteAccording 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.”

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Finishing Up Apodaca Park Makeover

The new grandstand at 58-year-old Apodaca Park, home of the indy pro Las Cruces Vaqueros (Pecos League) is nearing completion.  The city is spending $400,000 to replace the old deteriorating grandstand with bleachers that will seat 900.  Read more and view photos here.

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Apodaca Park Grandstand Finally Coming Down

The nearly 62-year-old grandstand at Apodaca Park, home of the indy pro Las Cruces Vaqueros (Pecos League), is finally being dismantled after the announcement last season that it needed to come down for safety reasons.  The new, slightly-smaller grandstand set to be installed over the next few months will reduce the ballpark’s capacity to 902.  Read more hereView photo here.

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Apodaca Park Grandstand Finally Being Replaced

The 1950s-era grandstand at Apodaca Park, home of the indy pro Las Cruces Vaqueros (Pecos League), was closed last season and set to be replaced.  The city is finally getting around to it.  Work is scheduled to begin in January and is expected to be completed by early March.  The new covered grandstand will have a capacity of 750, which is 25 percent smaller than the original seating area.  Read more here.

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Vaqueros Unveil 2012 Unis

PRESS RELEASE – The Las Cruces Vaqueros released their new look for 2012 season. The Vaqueros will don royal blue jerseys with gold numbers and white letters. The Vaqueros will also wear solid royal blue hats. The Vaqueros jerseys will include sponsor patches from The Land of Enchantment, IHOP, Dr Shelley Eye Center, The Pecos League and the Las Cruces Sun News. The Vaqueros Continue reading

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Fans Asked to Vote on New Vaqueros Unis

The Las Cruces Vaqueros (Pecos League) have decided to change their uniforms for the 2012 season, and they are asking fans for help.  That said, we really don’t see any dramatic changes in the four new design options presented compared to team’s current unisRead more here.

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Pecos League Commissioner Storms Field with Folding Chair During Roswell Brawl

Things got a little bush league in the Pecos League on Saturday, when a brawl broke out after a coach shoved an umpire.  Pecos League chief and owner of the Las Cruces Vaqueros Andrew Dunn then shocked fans when he rushed the field with a mighty folding chair raised above his head to — we think — stop the fight.  The police were called and a report was taken, but no one was arrested.  Read more and view news clip here.

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Commissioners Approve Beer Sales for Pupfish

Despite opposition voiced by three passionate citizens on Tuesday night, the Alamagordo City Commission unanimously approved beer sales at Griggs Sports Complex, where the start-up Pecos League’s White Sands Pupfish will begin play in May.  Read more here.  On an interesting side note, the Roswell (NM) Invaders and Las Cruces (NM) Vaqueros from the Pecos will each play an exhibition Continue reading

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Las Cruces Ballpark Grandstand Comes Down

Work to replace the grandstand at historic Apodaca Park, home of the start-up Pecos League’s Las Cruces (NM) Vaqueros, is now underway.  As previously reported, a structural analysis determined that the seating area had to be replaced.  The new bleachers will seat about 360.  The second-year Vaqueros played in the defunct Continental Baseball League last season.  Read more and view photo here.

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Vaqueros’ Home to Get New Grandstand

The old grandstand at Apodaca Park, home of the Las Cruces (NM) Vaqueros, has been found to be structurally unsound. It is expected to be torn down and replaced over the next few months at a cost of about $500k.  Read more here.

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Continental Baseball League to Fold

Sources tell us that the struggling four-team (only two with permanent homes) Continental Baseball League is done.  This appears to be supported by the news that the CBL is ending its season early, and that the inaugural Las Cruces (NM) Vaqueros have accepted an offer to join another league.  Read more here.  The immediate assumption would be that the Vaqueros’ new league is the Continue reading

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Vaqueros Score 1,200 Fans for Inaugural Home Opener

The Las Cruces (NM) Vaqueros, one of two teams from the Continental Baseball League with an actual home, kicked off their inaugural home series in front of 1,200 fans on Thursday night.  No word on the attendance for the games on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Read more hereView photos here.

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Booze Sales at Apodaca Park Approved

The Continental Baseball League’s Las Cruces Vaqueros will have beer and wine available during their inaugural season.  On Monday, the Las Cruces City Council approved a resolution allowing The Game Sports Bar and Grill to sell alcohol at Apodoca Park during Vaqueros’ baseball games.  Read more here.

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Continental Makes it Official in Las Cruces

Continental Baseball League LogoThere are a few details to apprently work out, but the Continental Baseball League will add Las Cruces, NM to their lineup in 2010.  Andrew Dunn, a real estate executive from Beach City, TX near Houston will own the franchise.  The team will play at 1,233-seat Apodaca Park.  Read more here.

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Continental Expects Las Cruces Approval Today

Continental Baseball League LogoRon Baron, president of the independent professional Continental Baseball League, will come before the Las Cruces City Council at 1:oo p.m. today present a plan to bring a new team to Las Cruces.  This may be just a formality, as there is already a website and merchandise for the team at www.lascrucesvaqueros.com.  Because this move will greatly expand the footprint of the league, this could make a struggling league, with struggling teams, struggle even more.  Read more here.

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