Three 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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No 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
Watertown 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.
The 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.
Bruce 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.
PRESS 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