MiLB Prez Concerned About Hunstville Stars

Minor League Baseball president Pat O’Conner dropped in on the troubled Double-A Huntsville Stars (Southern League) on Monday night, and he expressed serious concerns about the long-term future of the franchise.  The team, which has remained a rumored target for relocation, is averaging just under 1,700 fans per game at 26-year-old Joe Davis StadiumRead more here.

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3 responses to “MiLB Prez Concerned About Hunstville Stars

  1. Dan Rodriguez

    Allegedly the city of Baton Rouge, LA is looking to build a new ballpark to attract a AA team. LSU has a shiny new one that could be a temporary home so it looks like it could happen quickly

  2. I have no respect for Miles Prentice after how he treated the fans in Oneonta. He made a promise to keep the Tigers there through the 2010 season, and then broke it. So it doesn’t break my heart to see the Connecticut Tigers not doing very well at the gate. In fact, the Oneonta Outlaws of the NYCBL averaged nearly as many fans as the CT Tigers are going to. So I could care less whether Prentice gets a new park in Huntsville.

  3. Huntsville’s a fine market with a really bad stadium. Jackson, TN, on the other hand, has a bland stadium in a place where the market can’t support such a high level of minor league baseball. So if there’s any team in the Southern League that should move, it should be the Jackson Generals (nee West Tenn Diamond Jaxx). That’s a market where the situation doesn’t have a chance to get much more than marginally better. Huntsville can turn it around just like Midland, TX did. The RockHounds’ owner is the same as the Stars’: Miles Prentice. I think his patience will eventually be rewarded again. Plus they’ve got time on their side, with the team tied to Joe Davis Stadium through 2015. I’d be surprised if a new/refurbished stadium in Huntsville wasn’t in the works by then. The only surprise to me of late in the SL is that the Carolina Mudcats were the team to get relocated to Pensacola, FL for 2012. The Mudcats still seem to draw well (top half of the SL this year) so I wouldn’t have thought they would have been a serious choice to leave Zebulon, where I’ve never been but will finally see a game tomorrow night.

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