Sean Smock, commissioner of the developing indy pro American West Baseball League and former general manager of the former Triple-A Tucson Sidewinders (Pacific Coast League) and indy pro Tucson Toros (Golden Baseball League), pitched the idea last Thursday to make historic Warren Ballpark the home of the new Bisbee (AZ) Copper Kings. Bisbee would join the Fullerton (CA) Flyers, the Las Cruces (NM) Sun Rays and the Nogales (AZ) Desert Ghosts as the fourth team in the new circuit. Read more here.
Meanwhile, there are changes at Embark Holdings, Inc., the parent company of the AWBL. Founder Michael Cummings has voluntarily or involuntarily departed Embark. We are not sure if he is still involved with the AWBL or not. Read Embark press releases here and here. We are not sure if it means anything, but it’s interesting that Cummings’ name does not appear anywhere on the AWBL’s website, but maybe it never did. It is also interesting that Embark’s website does not list the AWBL as a subsidiary on its drop-down subsidiary menu.