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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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Bucks Part Ways with Fledgling ECBL

Watertown Bucks LogoWatertown Bucks owner Bruce Zicari has confirmed that his team, scheduled to start play Sunday, has “definitely” parted ways with the start-up East Coast Baseball League.  He is now leading an effort to create a new independent league, which would be comprised of four teams.  Read more here.

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Start-Up ECBL Names Watertown Team, Unveils Logo

East Coast Baseball LeagueThe newest franchise in the start-up East Coast Baseball League will be known as the Watertown Bucks.  The team will play at Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds in Watertown (NY).  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.

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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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It’s the ‘Niagara Wild’ and ‘Newburgh Newts’ for Start-Up ECBL

East Coast Baseball LeagueThe start-up indy pro East Coast Baseball League has announced the franchise that will play at Welland Stadium in Welland (ON) will be known as the Niagara Wild.  The league also announced that the team that will play at Delano-Hitch Stadium in Newburgh (NY) will be known as the Newburgh Newts.

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New East Coast Baseball League Announces First Two Franchises

East Coast Baseball LeaguePRESS RELEASE – The East Coast Baseball League (ECBL), a new professional independent league, is pleased to announce their first two franchises in Newburgh, New York and Welland, Ontario. Continue reading

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