When the Atlantic League signed a recent “sweetheart lease” with the city of New Britain (CT), the message was loud and clear to the city of Bridgeport (CT), as the nine-year lease with the Bridgeport Bluefish (Indy Pro, Atlantic League) for the use of the Ballpark at Harbor Yard is set to expire in 2016. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Tag Archives: Independent Professional
The New Britain (CT) Common Council voted 15-0 last week to approve a lease agreement hammered out between Mayor Erin Stewart and the independent professional Atlantic League that will bring a baseball franchise to the city in the spring. Read more here.
In less than a month, Amarillo (TX) voters will decide if a $32 million dollar downtown ballpark will be included in the downtown multi-purpose event venue. The controversial ballot item has two new groups forming to share their side of the argument. Read more and watch news report here.
The Florence Freedom (Indy Pro, Frontier League) were recently named the 2015 Frontier League Organization of the Year, and now they have been named the host of the 2016 Frontier League All-Star Game. Read more here.
The president of the independent Atlantic League confirmed Tuesday that a membership application fee submitted by Virginia Investment Partnership LLC (VIP) led by Bob Farren has been returned, meaning another group is free to pursue the rights to an expansion franchise with the league in Loudoun County (VA). Meanwhile, VIP and Farren continue to battle legal and financial troubles. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Scott Freier is not on the New Jersey Jackals (Indy Pro, Can-Am League) roster, but he does play for the team. In fact, Mr. Freier, 46, an insurance adjuster from Bloomfield (NJ), may be the best-known person at the minor league team’s games, if only by his nickname: the Trumpet Guy. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.