Tag Archives: Jamie Toole

Bridgeport Throws Out Ballpark Use Bids, Will Start Over

Due to a technicality, the city of Bridgeport (CT) is tossing out three competing bids it received last week to operate the Ballpark at Harbor Yard and initiating a do-over.  On Twitter, Jamie Toole, former general manager of the Bridgeport Bluefish (Independent Professional, Atlantic League), had a few choice words for the city.  Read more here.

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Bluefish to Host 2015 Atlantic League All-Star Game, Release Logo

Bridgeport Bluefish LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Bridgeport Bluefish and the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball today announced that The Ballpark at Harbor Yard will host the 2015 Atlantic League All-Star Game, which will take place on Wednesday, July 8. This will be the third time that Harbor Yard will have the event, with the previous mid-summer Classics being held in 1999 and 2006. Continue reading

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Midwest Farm League: Toole Returns?

KWe don’t see his name listed anywhere in association with the new summer collegiate Midwest Farm League based in Chicago (IL), but the four teams on deck for the circuit’s 2013 inaugural season have had Jamie Toole‘s fingerprints on them in the recent past.  The league is being billed as “a professional development league for current and former collegiate level baseball players.” Continue reading


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Players Claim Teams Owe Rent for Housing, Toole Responds

As previously reported, Jamie Toole pulled his summer collegiate Will County CrackerJacks and Illinois Lincolns out of the Midwest Collegiate League near the end of the season amid unadmitted financial troubles.  Players are now crying foul, as they have received bills for unpaid rent for housing the teams were allegedly supposed Continue reading


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Toole Announces ‘Rise Up’ Campaign for 2013, Questions Remain

One day after the summer collegiate Midwest Collegiate League announced that Jamie Toole had pulled the Will County CrackerJacks and Illinois Lincolns out of the league, he announced his “Rise Up” campaign/slogan representing a new, fresh start for the 2013 season in a yet-to-be-identified new circuit for his teams. Continue reading


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Toole: Withdrawal of Teams Not Financially Motivated

As reported Friday, Jamie Toole, owner and operator of the summer collegiate Will County CrackerJacks and Illinois Lincolns, withdrew his teams from the Midwest Collegiate League.  The league believes his action was taken for financial reasons.  Toole says the move was driven by philosophical differences.  His two teams will Continue reading


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Former JackHammers GM Launches Summer Collegiate Club

Jamie Toole, former general manager of the now-defunct Joliet (IL) JackHammers, has launched the Will County CrackerJacks, a new franchise in the Midwest Collegiate League, formerly the Great Plains League.  The team will play at Wayne King, Jr. Field on the campus of Joliet Junior College.  Prior to his stint with the JackHammers, Toole was co-founder and CEO of the defunct South Coast LeagueRead more here.


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