There is not much new here for those who follow the baseball industry closely, but writer Andrew Beaton via The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the business of independent professional baseball. Read more here.
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Just two weeks into the season, Glacier Outlaws players were told Tuesday to get ready to go home as the start-up Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League collapses. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Our league is asking for help. If the structure doesn’t change in the next 24 hours, the league will be done. I do NOT want this to happen. Continue reading
Thursday, May 21, marked the launch of the Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League season with games in Oregon City (OR) at Clackamas Community College baseball field, White Fish (MT) at Memorial Park, and Moses Lake (WA) at Larson Field. Continue reading
The Ellensburg Bulls of the start-up Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League have announced that SLYSPORTS LLC, headed by MLB veteran and current Benedict College head baseball coach Selwyn Young, has purchased the franchise. The team will play at Rotary Park in Ellensburg (WA) (Pop. 18,363). Read more here. It does not appear that the Rotary Park ballfields have lights. Games start at 6:05 pm.
An start-up Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League has reportedly reached a tentative agreement to bring a franchise to Whitefish (MT) (pop. 6,649) next spring. The team will be called the Glacier Grizzlies and will play at Memorial Park. Read more here. Meanwhile, the RMPBL has hired long-time coach Bob Lockman to serve as the Grizzlies GM. Read more here.
We try to be as objective as possible and give start-up leagues the benefit of a doubt, but often times they make it impossible. The wannabe Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League is no exception. Up now — the just-announced Vancouver (WA) Mud Turtles, and the red flags are flying. Continue reading
The start-up, professional-pretender Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League claims to have a Vancouver (WA) franchise, pending approval of a stadium lease. (Sound a little like the Pecos League?) Except for an upgraded and likely unavailable Propstra Stadium, we are not aware of any facility in Vancouver that could host summer collegiate ball, let alone a “real” professional team. Read more here.
Pursuing what appears to be the Pecos League model, former Pecos League coach Mike Greene is working to launch the new Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League in the Pacific Northwest. Greene has reportedly secured a deal to play at historic Olympic Stadium in Hoquiam (WA), the former home of the defunct indy pro Grays Harbor Gulls (Western Baseball League). We’ll let Continue reading