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Watertown Bucks, NCBL Cease Operations

North Country Baseball LeagueThe Watertown Bucks will not be returning for a second season at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds in Watertown (NY) next year.  Owner Bruce Zicari notified city officials on Monday of his decision to cease operations of both the team and the North Country Baseball League after playing their inaugural 2015 season.  Read more hereWatch news report here.


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NCBL Survives Season, Looks to Future

North Country Baseball LeagueThe first-year North County Baseball League wrapped up the season on Sunday, with the homeless Newburgh Newts capturing the NCBL title.  What’s next remains to be seen, but Cheeseburger Cheeseburger founder and league savior Bruce Zicari is cautiously optimistic about the circuit’s future.  Watch news report here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.


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Start-Up NCBL Survives Season on Back of Cheeseburger Cheeseburger Founder

North Country Baseball LeagueRising from the ashes of the failed start-up East Coast Baseball League, the first-year North Country Baseball League managed to finish the 2015 regular season with playoffs starting Wednesday.  Watch news report here.  As we said, it would take subsidy from Cheeseburger Cheeseburger founder Bruce Zicari for the circuit to survive.  Read about the NCBL season saga here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the second link.


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A Rocky Road for Start-Up Watertown Bucks

Watertown Bucks LogoThree weeks into the season, Watertown Daily News sportswriter Chris Fitzgerald takes a look at the first-year Watertown Bucks and rookie General Manager Matt McClusky, as the franchise tries to survive the early collapse of the start-up East Coast Baseball League in the desperately formed, four-team (including one travel club) North Country Baseball League.  Read more here.

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ECBL Folds, North Country Baseball League Formed

East Coast Baseball LeagueNo surprise here, but the start-up East Coast Baseball League has crashed and burned before playing a single inning, thanks to overly confident, novice founder Colin Cummins.  In fact, he admitted to the Portland Press Herald, “It’s my fault.”  Yes it is, and he was warned, no matter the excuse about losing a “chief investor.”  Picking up the pieces, Watertown Bucks owner Bruce Zicari decided to Continue reading


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Cheeseburger Restaurateur Interested in Watertown (UPDATED)

East Coast Baseball LeagueBruce Zicari, founder and CEO of a chain of family restaurants, Cheeseburger Cheeseburger based in Naples (FL) and located in 16 states, has expressed interest in bringing a team to Watertown (NY) as a member of the start-up East Coast Baseball League.  A franchise from the ECBL, PGCBL or NYCBL could replace the departed Watertown Rams at Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds.  Read more here.  UPDATE: Watertown picks ECBL.  Read more here.


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