Just two weeks into the season, Glacier Outlaws players were told Tuesday to get ready to go home as the start-up Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League collapses. Read more here.
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Tagged as Glacier Outlaws, Mike Greene, Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League, MRPBL, Whitefish (MT)
Well, the players can head on over the now defunct ECBL/ what ever it is now league. Watertown is holding player tryouts for a cool $75 per player because some guys already left. Unreal
How do you know players left?
From the Glacier Outlaws Facebook page:
With a lot of sadness, we have to announce that the Glacier Outlaws baseball season has come to an end. We did everything we could to make it work during very difficult times and want you all to know we had the best of intentions here in Whitefish. These players LOVED the community, the program, and staff. We want to thank everyone who supported us, the volunteers, the Glacier Twins, Jesse and Angie – Team Chiropractors, Carl Christiansen – Announcer, and Kyle Helbing – Statistician. There are so many others that don’t go unnoticed. Bob, Lindsay, and I THANK YOU. Last, we need to thank the players and coaches who never gave up and stayed until there was no chance to go on. A strong bond was developed in the month you all were here and for that, we should all be thankful. You all have bright futures ahead of you and don’t forget, you have a bunch of fans in Montana cheering you on. God speed… – Erin
Open tryout on the twitter feed….$75 to try out to be a pro baseball player LOL
The Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League Facebook and pointstreak pages have been deleted.
And that’s a wrap.
Great way for players and management for the six teams to learn the dream is dead, although I have no doubt they already knew. Sad to see.
The lack of due diligence was suicidal to begin with but it’s the deceit that kept popping up along the trail that’s going to salt the earth in MRPBL towns for baseball in the future. Support your local Legion baseball program, folks.
Read the comment below the article from Racheal Lebon. This is exactly what we feared. Once again, a trail destruction left by someone who didn’t know what they were doing, was fully warned, and wouldn’t listen to reality. Despite the fact that Olympic Stadium is not located in a professional market, the market is nevertheless polluted for the immediate future, thanks to this mess. If you are a business in town and put up money to sponsor/advertise, provide goods or services, etc., are you going to step up the plate the next time? No way.
Listen, I love passion, but passion with an unwillingness to learn from those in the know is a recipe for disaster. This has happened time and time again since 1993 when the modern independent leagues were launched. Amazingly, there are still people out there who I know who still don’t want to listen, even after I have offered (FREE) constructive advice again and again. I know one person who wants nothing more than to own and coach his own team (a baseball guy) who has no interest in learning the business but has been working (unsuccessfully) the last few years to start a new league, just so he can accomplish his own selfish desires.
Well get ready to repeat yourself in a few weeks with the next two.
Thanks for posting. I have A LOT to say about this venture, which is the reason I haven’t commented yet. There is just too much to say. I need to find time in my schedule!
More on the MRPBL and Outlaws:
I can’t find the comment by Rachael LeBron, but I’ve followed indy ball long enough to have an idea of whatever she said.
Hell, I invested $2.5K in the original Grays Harbor Gulls weeks before they folded inthe late Nineties (the other owners even tried to get me to pay my “fair share” of debt accrued long before I bought in but the IRS, of all people, said “You don’t owe anything”). That was my object lesson for investing in independent pro ball and the Western League was never as nightmarish as this league has been in a short time.
Summer college league ball for me from now on but my “investment” will be no more than tickets and concessionson $2 Tuesdays. Fool me once…
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