PRESS RELEASE – The Yuma Scorpions announced today that Jose Canseco has been named as the Manager of the minor league baseball team for this coming season in the North American League. He will also play 1B or DH and will be the first fulltime player manager in professional baseball since Pete Rose held the similar position with the Cincinnati Reds in 1984 – 1986. Continue reading
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North American League: Spin to Win in 2011?
Wow, we can’t believe the spin job we just witnessed in reading the new North American League’s press release announcing the circuit’s finalized 2011 schedule. (We know a few political spin masters in Washington, D.C. who would be proud!) Born out of desperation, not inspiration, the NAL is doing all it can to plug franchise holes and bury negative stories that could harm the league’s Continue reading
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Maui Team Readies for Season 2 in Restructured League
PRESS RELEASE – Na Koa Ikaika Maui is set to begin their second exciting season of professonal independent baseball on the Island when they open the 2011 Season May 26th and host the 2010 GBL Champion Chico Outlaws in a rematch of last season’s Championship Series. Continue reading
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Maui Paper Picks Up on NAL Happenings
Robert Collias from the Maui News has picked up on some of the troubles facing the Eastern Division of the new North American League. News must travel slowly out to the Aloha State. He plans on contacting the owners of the Na Koa Ikaika Maui on Monday to see what’s up with the new super league. Read more here.
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No Winter League at Harlingen Field
There will be no winter ball this year at Harlingen Field, home of the Rio Grande Valley White Wings. Because of the merger between the United League, Golden League, and Northern League to form the new North American League, the Texas and Arizona winter circuits under the former leagues have been combined, and all games will be played in Arizona. Read more and view news clip here.
The Goldeyes and the Indy League Landscape
Winnipeg Free Press writer Paul Wiecek takes a look at the Winnipeg Goldeyes, its new league, the American Association, the collapsing of the Northern League, and the obvious challenges facing the viability of the proposed new North American League. Read more here.
No Rockin’ Like a Hurricane in Yuma in 2011?
Time is running out for the Golden League’s Yuma (AZ) Scorpions. Jim McDermott, who has been working to purchase the team, has so far been unsuccessful at putting together an ownership group to buy the struggling club. He is making a last-ditch effort to make the deal happen by soliciting Texas Rangers catcher Bengie Molina (and his checkbook) to become a partner in the ownership group. Read more here.
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Scorpions Moving to Mexicali?
A report from KSWT News 13 in Yuma (AZ) indicates that the Golden Baseball League’s Yuma Scorpions are moving to Mexicali (Mexico) because of poor attendance (1,303 fans per game) at Desert Sun Stadium. The move could apparently come as early as next week. Read more here.
Na Koa Ikaika Debut in Front of 2,792
The Na Koa Ikaika Maui (HI), the newest franchise from the indy pro Golden Baseball League, made their home debut on Tuesday night in front of 2,792 fans at Maehara Stadium. Maui defeated the Tijuana (Mexico) Cimarrones 8-3. Read more here.
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Baseball America Reports on GBL’s New Franchise in Hawaii
Baseball America has published a story on the indy pro Golden Baseball League’s newest team — the Na Koa Ikaika Maui. Read the story here on the GBL’s website.
Simply Bits to Provide Free Wi-Fi at Tucson Toros Baseball Games
PRESS RELEASE – Simply Bits, a Tucson-based provider of network communications, has designated Hi Corbett Field, 3400 E. Camino Campestre, as one of the Seven Wireless Wonders of Tucson, labeling the baseball stadium as one of the area’s most desirable Wi-Fi hotspot locations. Continue reading
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Seals Open House this Saturday
PRESS RELEASE – The Victoria Seals are proud to announce that they will be hosting an Open House to kick off spring training at Royal Athletic Park this weekend. The free event will run from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 8th. Continue reading
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Northern League, Golden League Announce All-Star Game
PRESS RELEASE – The brightest stars of the Northern League of Professional Baseball and the Golden Baseball League will square off in an interleague All-Star Game each of the next two seasons, it was announced today at the annual Baseball Winter Meetings. Continue reading
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