The fourth season of the Pecos Leagues came to a close Friday, when the Santa Fe Fuego defeated the Alpine Cowboys 7-3 in Game 3 of the league championship series. Below is the unedited off-field report issued by the league for each of the 10 teams playing in 2014. Continue reading
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As teams in the indy pro Pecos League begin post-season play, it has been made clear that the Roton Osos and first-year Douglas Diablos will not be returning in 2015. At this point, the league will operate with eight teams next season. Read about the demise of the Osos here. Read the Pecos League announcement about the Diablos here.
Graham Knight from BaseballPilgrimages.com visits Central Park, home of the indy pro Trinidad Triggers (Pecos League). Read more and view photos here. As you recall, the Triggers are the featured franchise in “The Pecos League” six-part series on Fox Sports 1 airing on Tuesday nights at 9:30 p.m. EST.
Before “The Pecos League” six-part series on Fox Sports 1 made its debut Tuesday night, FoxSports.com talked with John Sullivan and Sam DiMatteo of the Trinidad Triggers — two of the show’s reality “stars.” One of our favorite quotes: “Even minor-league players get treated like dirt in some aspects, and we’re even lower than that.” Read more here. Learn more about the series here.
PRESS RELEASE – FOX Sports Originals gives viewers a front row seat to the wild, tough, and rewarding life in the lowest level of professional baseball with “The Pecos League.” The series will air for six consecutive Tuesdays starting May 13 at 9:30 PM ET on FOX Sports 1. Continue reading
Board members of the Bisbee (AZ) Unified School District voted unanimously to lease Warren Ball Park to the indy pro Pecos League beginning in May next year through July. As previously posted, the expansion franchise will be known as the Bisbee Blue. A new team called the Douglas Diablos in nearby Douglas (AZ) will reportedly also take the field in 2014. Read more here. Read press release here.
A 1948 Lincoln Continental once owned by Babe Ruth will have a permanent home in little Trinidad (CO) upon completion of a major development there. The owners are part-time residents of Trinidad. The car has been featured at several indy pro Trinidad Triggers (Pecos League) games. View press release here. Visit TheBabesCar.com.
Pecos League commissioner Andrew Dunn was in Bisbee (AZ) Wednesday to make a pitch to use historic Warren Ballpark for the proposed Bisbee Blue franchise. He is reportedly also eyeballing nearby Douglas (AZ) for a second team to bring the circuit to 10. Two weeks ago, it was reported that Safford (AZ) was a targeted market for the proposed Safford Cottonmouths. Read more here.
Pecos League commissioner Andrew Dunn is not satisfied with just eight teams in his indy pro (well, sort of) circuit. He would like to see two expansion teams in Arizona — the Bisbee Blue and Safford Cottonmouths — to take the field as early as 2014. He plans to make his pitch to use historic Warren Ballpark in Bisbee on Nov. 13. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The All Star Game will have a home run derby, pregame meal and other league festivities. Santa Fe hosted the 2013 All Star Game which was a huge success for fans, players and travel. Santa Fe has proved it is a very popular city in the league for fans to go and see their players play in an All Star Game. Continue reading
The Santa Fe (NM) City Council voted 6-0 Wednesday to allow the consumption of beer in the stands and concession areas at Fort Marcy Ballpark, eliminating the so-called “beer jail” during indy pro Santa Fe Fuego (Pecos League) games. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – In the first three years the off season has been a huge shuffle of potential cities to host Pecos League Teams. For the 2014 season don’t expect there to be much of a shuffle. There are seven returning teams with only eight spots. Continue reading
A Santa Fe (NM) City Council committee unanimously recommended a proposal to allow beer consumption (with a number of annoying restrictions) in the entire seating and concession area at Fort Marcy Ballpark during indy pro Santa Fe Fuego (Pecos League) games, instead of just the “beer jail.” The full City Council will hold a public hearing on the matter on Sept. 11. Read more here.
You’ve got to love no-filter statements by Andrew Dunn, commissioner of the indy pro Pecos League. A story in the Santa Fe newspaper about a man who took a painful tumble down the steps at Fort Marcy Ballpark, home of the Santa Fe Fuego, provides a few choice quotes by Dunn about Santa Fe ballpark fixes, a Fox Sports crew filming the Trinidad Triggers for a reality TV show, and the Raton Continue reading
We haven’t talked much about the indy pro Pecos League this season, but the Santa Fe New Mexican posted an article by intern sports writer Zack Ponce Saturday that will get you up to speed. According to a quote by league commissioner Andrew Dunn, Las Vegas (NM), Taos (NM), and Alpine (TX) are questionable for next season. Read more here.
It’s not quite one of those fancy new videoboards of today, but the city of Santa Fe (NM) installed a new scoreboard Wednesday at Fort Marcy Ballpark, home of the Santa Fe Fuego (Pecos League). The scoreboard was donated by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe. Read more and view photos here.
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
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