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.”
We noticed that the indy pro Trinidad Triggers (Pecos League) and summer collegiate Seacoast Mavericks (Futures Collegiate Baseball League) are using the same cowboy image clipart in their primary or secondary marks. From our perspective, using clipart to represent the face of your organization is never a good idea, if you want to be taken seriously as a professionally run sports franchise.
The indy pro Pecos League is targeting Las Vegas (NM) for expansion, which could give the circuit as many as nine teams for the 2013 season. As is standard operating procedure for the the Pecos, teams are branded before stadium deals are locked in, and it is no exception here. The the name chosen for the proposed team is the Las Vegas Train Robbers. Continue reading
The Pecos League is targeting Taos (NM) and Pecos (TX) for expansion in 2013. The circuit’s modus operandi is to name a new team and unveil branding before a formal ballpark lease agreement is in place. Read about the Blizzard here. Read about the Bills here. Interesting, in The Taos News story about the Blizzard, the Pecos reportedly could not expand to Continue reading
The indy pro Pecos League has completed its 2012 season and is looking at new markets for expansion. In typical Pecos League fashion, teams have been named before the markets and venues have been secured. Proposed new franchises include the Bravos Del Rio, Lubbock Hubbers, Pueblo Westerners, and Durango Brewskis. View list here. In the meantime, the Trinidad Triggers have unveiled a new logo.
PRESS RELEASE – The White Sands Pupfish released their new logo and uniforms for the 2013 season. The team will keep their colors of Vegas Gold, Black and white but will change their hat from the basic WS to the new Pupfish flipping a baseball into its mouth. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Pecos League has agreed to a two year extension with the City of Alamogordo. The Pupfish will play in Griggs Park 2013-2014 seasons. “We are committed to stay in Alamogordo indefinitely. It is the best city in our league by far.” says Pecos League Commisioner Andrew Dunn. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Roswell Invaders are currently in first place in the Pecos League with a record of 24-14. That is where the success ends for the defending Pecos League Champions. Continue reading
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.
The expansion indy pro Trinidad Triggers (Pecos League) made their home debut against the league’s other expansion franchise — the Santa Fe Fuego — at Central Park last Tuesday. Read more here. View photos here. The two teams met again the following night at Fort Marcy Park for Santa Fe’s inaugural home opener. Read more here. View photos here.
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.
The City of Trinidad (CO) (pop. 9,096) is in the process of rebuilding the grandstand at Central Park, home for the new indy pro Trinidad Triggers (Pecos League). The facility was apparently damaged by an earthquake last fall. The ballpark is expected to be ready in time for team’s inaugural opening day on May 8th. View reconstruction photos here.
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 here. View photo here.
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.
The name and branding for the new indy pro Pecos League team in Santa Fe (NM) has been changed for a third time. The team will now be known as the Santa Fe Fuego (Fire). The team has previously been known as the Zozobras and Mountain Lions. Sangres was also used for a short time, but we never saw any branding for it. Read more here. View uniform designs here. Read cluster explanation here.
With the mayor providing the tie-breaking vote, the Santa Fe (NM) City Council gaves its approval for beer sales at Fort Marcy Park, the new home for the indy pro Santa Fe Mountain Lions (Pecos League). However, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican, beer sales and advertising will be quite strict:
“Patrons will be limited to three 12-ounce drinks that must be consumed in a fenced-off beer garden with private security. No beer sales will be allowed after the sixth inning. No advertisement of beer sales will be permitted on field fences.”
The second-year Pecos League has announced that the expansion Santa Fe Mountain Lions will begin play in 2012. A final agreement to use Fort Marcy Park is apparently still pending. The city council is scheduled to address the contentious issue of beer sales at a meeting on Tuesday, November 8. Continue reading
The Sante Fe (NM) City Council has postponed a decision on allowing beer sales at Fort Marcy Park, as requested by the expansion Santa Fe Mountain Lions from the fledgling indy pro Pecos League. If approved, fans would be limited to three drinks, sales would stop after the sixth inning, and security would be placed at the entrance and exit of a fenced-in beer garden. Read more here.
The Public Works Committee in Santa Fe (NM) has given the thumbs down to beer sales at Fort Marcy Park. No matter your feelings about the viability of the second-year indy pro Pecos League, which is targeting Santa Fe for expansion in 2012, the rejection of beer sales was a result of overblown, knee-jerk reactions. Read more here and here. Thanks to John Cerone for the news.
The fledgling indy pro Pecos League is looking to expand into Santa Fe (NM), and City Councilman Ron Trujillo is working to pave the way by introducing a measure that would lift the ban on alcohol sales at Fort Marcy Park. Several committees will discuss the initiative over the next few weeks before being heard by the full council. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
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
PRESS RELEASE – The 2011 season is in the books and teams are learning what they did right and what they did wrong. Financial the Pecos League had its ups and downs. Below are the rankings of how the Pecos League Teams did off the field. Continue reading
The first-year indy pro Pecos League and the community of Trinidad (CO) are in talks to bring an expansion franchise to Central Park starting in 2012. The team is tentatively known as the Trinidad Gold, although a name-the-team contest would apparently be held, if a deal happens. Trinidad has a population of around 9,000. Read more here.
Despite the reality that the first-year Pecos League has not come close to locking in a lease deal to use Fort Marcy Park in Santa Fe (NM) for a 2012 expansion franchise, it hasn’t stopped the league from naming the club the Santa Fe Zozobras, and unveiling team branding an uniforms. View branding and uniform designs here.
The Pecos League is eyeballing Santa Fe (NM) as a 2012 expansion city. The only problem is that city officials won’t return phone calls left by league commissioner Andrew Dunn. The league would like to play at Fort Marcy Park. Potential team names are the Steamers, Federals, Capitals, Indians, Express, Bombers, and Sylists. Read more here. UPDATE: Click here.
The first-year Pecos League will extend its 2012 expansion feelers to Pueblo (CO) by playing two games between the Roswell Invaders and the Riodoso Osos at Hobbs Field at the Runyon Sports Complex on July 29 and 30. Quoting facility chief Dave Dudly, “We’ll see how it goes.” Indeed, we will. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Pecos League had originally agreed to play games vs the New Mexico College League on set off days during the season. The games were designed to allow the College teams to play against Pro Players and to let the Pro Teams work some guys into the games. With the exception of the Las Cruces Aggies none of the college teams showed up for a single game this year. Continue reading
The start-up Pecos League prematurely announced back in April a series of neutral site games in Abilene in 2011 and awarded an expansion franchise to Richard Kemp, owner of the Abilene Blue Sox, for 2012. The games didn’t happen and the franchise is a no go, because a deal could not be reached to use McMurry University’s Driggers Field. Beyond Driggers, Kemp was talking about using an improved Continue reading
Pecos League commissioner Andrew Dunn isn’t happy with his decision to play a series of games in Carlsbad (NM), as evidenced by a few majorly blunt quotes in the local paper. The hope was that a strong turnout could put the community on the map for 2012 expansion, but poor attendance (a mere 23 for Game 1 on Sunday) puts that idea in serious jeopardy. Read more here.
The Pecos League’s White Sands Pupfish have been banned from the Applebee’s restaurant in Alamogordo (NM), after several Pupfish players allegedly started a fight with a few members of a local men’s softball team. A police report was taken, but nobody was arrested. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs will finally play in Clovis, New Mexico. On Thursday, July 28th, the Pecos League will hold a game between Alpine Cowboys and Carlsbad Bats at Mike Harris Field, the city owned park in Clovis. Continue reading
The upstart Pecos League can’t catch a break. Clyde Woods, who was leasing the Riodoso (NM) Osos from the league and serving as the team’s GM, has resigned to focus on a commercial painting business, but the reality is that franchise disrupting reports were beginning to surface about a fatal shooting in 2005 where Woods plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter. Beyond this, there are obvious economic Continue reading
Pecos League Commissioner Andrew Dunn has apologized to fans for the incident in Roswell on Saturday night, when he rushed the field with a metal folding chair over his head to break up a bench-clearing fight after a questionable call. The league’s code of conduct has also been revised. Read more here.
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.
PRESS RELEASE – The following were attendence numbers for opening day games. Fans who attended the Ruidoso game braved 40 mph winds. The Roswell Game went head to head with a huge cancer walk. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – As the season approaches the number one concern in the Pecos League has been the condition of Apodoca Park Grandstands. On 4/13/2011 the replacement grandstands were finally put into place. Continue reading
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
The Abilene (TX) Blue Sox plan to play in the upstart Pecos League starting in 2012 at McMurry University’s Walt Driggers Field, but team owner Richard Kemp is already eyeballing a location at Rose Park for a new home, after a couple of successful years at Driggers. The challenges at Rose Park would include limited space, the likelihood of no beer sales, and paying for renovations. According to a quote Continue reading