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Pondering Affiliation in Joliet

This is all wishful thinking, but some would like to see affiliated ball in Joliet (IL).  First, we completely disagree with the premise that Silver Cross Field needs an affiliated club in order the fill the seats.  Second, with the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox in town, there are obvious territorial obstacles.  Third, if the idea is to target those two clubs, forget about it.  The Cubs are reportedly moving their Continue reading

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Joliet Team Announcement Made, Prediction on Target

On Tuesday, we took a shot at predicting the name for the new Frontier League team in Joliet (IL).  Without any inside information, we got it right.  Really!  We predicted the “Joliet Slammers,” as we felt it perfectly melded a jail theme (think The Blues Brothers) with baseball.  We think a marketing page could be stolen from the Yuma (AZ) High School Criminals!

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New Joliet Team Name to be Unveiled on Wednesday, Make Your Prediction Here!

The name for the new Frontier League franchise in Joliet (IL) will be announced on Wednesday.  To make this a little more fun, we’ve decided to take a shot at predicting the name.  We’ve hidden our prediction behind the curtain, which we will unveil after the name is announced.  The GM in Joliet has been informed of our prediction to ensure there is no cheating.  Give it a try yourself, by placing your prediction in the Comment section below.  Sorry, no prizes this time.

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Silver Cross, New Joliet Team Front Office Open for Business

After a tumultuous off-season that ended with the death of the Northern League’s Joliet JackHammers, Silver Cross Field is back in business.  A new Frontier League franchise has set up shop, and a new team name is expected to be announced next week. Continue reading

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Cruisers to Sit Out 2011, Ready for 2012 in New Park

PRESS RELEASE – With financing for its 4,000-seat Diamond at The Summit finally in place, the Oakland County Cruisers and Frontier League quickly reached an agreement whereby the Cruisers would use 2011 to completely finish its stadium and prepare for a grand opening in 2012. The move enables Joliet, IL, to become the newest member of the oldest, continuously operating independent professional Continue reading

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New Joliet Baseball Team Seeks Community Input for New Name

PRESS RELEASE – A new minor league baseball team will be playing at Joliet’s Silver Cross Field in 2011.  The yet to be named team has launched a contest to seek community input for the team nickname. Continue reading

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