For the second time in two months, the Auburn Doubledays’ (Single-A, New York-Penn League) general manager is stepping down. Bob Scarbrough, who was named general manager after Adam Winslow‘s departure in November, resigned effective Jan. 24. Read more here.
Tag Archives: Auburn (NY)
Communities, Congress Fighting Back Against MLB’s Minor League Contraction Plan
Norwich (CT) Mayor Peter Nystrom says he plans to fight hard to preserve his town’s little piece of Americana — the soon-to-be-renamed Connecticut Tigers (we’re hoping for Narwhals) (Single-A, New York-Penn League). Mayor Norstrom stated:
I’m writing to every municipality affected by this. These are community centers. Dodd Stadium is a community center. To me, this is a stab in the back.
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, who represents Norwich, said he believes MLB has underestimated the clout these communities have. He co-authored a letter signed by over 100 colleagues to MLB officials outlining the negative implications of contraction and reminding them Congress has the power to reconsider the league’s antitrust exemption. MLB responded. Read more here.
Filed under League & Franchise, Lease & Contracts, Legal, Market & Location
New at Falcon Park this Season
Fans of the Auburn Doubledays (Single-A, New York-Penn League) will notice some changes at Falcon Park this season. The team’s worked throughout the off season to make improvements to the stadium, including adding new seating and concession options. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Filed under Amenities & Features, Stadium Issues
Doubledays for Sale
Auburn (NY) is looking for a buyer for the Auburn Doubledays (Single-A, New York-Penn League), the city-owned minor league baseball team that is valued at about $6 million, the city’s corporation counsel said last week. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Filed under League & Franchise, Personnel & Operations
City Owner of Doubledays Seeks Partnership
The city Auburn (NY), which owns the Single-A Auburn Doubledays (New York-Penn League), and the team’s board of directors are considering partnering with a third party to help bolster the franchise in ways the city can’t afford. This could eventually lead to an ownership change. Read more here. Read the concerns raised by the local newspaper here.
Filed under Money & Financials, Personnel & Operations
Doubledays Seeking Funds from City to Pay Debts
Auburn Community Baseball, the not-for-profit organization charged with managing the Single-A Auburn Doubledays (New York-Penn League) and Falcon Park for the city is requesting $125,000 from the city to pay outstanding debts owed to various vendors and suppliers. A vote on the request is scheduled for Dec. 5. Read more here.
Filed under Money & Financials