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Talking Futures League, Worcester and Nashua

Futures Collegiate Baseball League LogoNashua Telegraph columnist Tom King takes a look at the summer collegiate Futures Collegiate Baseball League and its move into Worcester (MA).  King believes Nashua made the right choice doing a deal with the FCBL when it launched in 2011.  Read more here.

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New Futures League Site Up and Running, Mavericks on Deck?

The new website for the Futures Collegiate Baseball League has gone live at www.thefuturesleague.com.  It appears that the Seacoast (location TBD) Mavericks (a temporary name?) will be joining the Martha’s Vineyard (MA) Sharks and the new team in Nashua (NH) for the league’s inaugural 2011 season.

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‘Name the Team’ Contest Underway in Nashua

Nashua Collegiate Baseball is holding a “name the team” contest for the new Futures Collegiate Baseball League franchise in Nashua (NH) that will be operated by the Single-A Lowell Spinners.  A maximum of one submission per person can be sent to nashuacollegiatebaseball@gmail.com until January 15.  Three finalists will be chosen and placed on a ballot to be voted on by students at Continue reading

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FCBL’s Nashua Team: Inaugural Staff Hires

PRESS RELEASE – Futures Collegiate Baseball League Commissioner Chris Hall announced on Monday the addition of a franchise in Nashua, N.H., to the league. The club will play at Holman Stadium, a 3,000-seat park which was formerly the home of professional teams in the Can-Am, Atlantic and Eastern Leagues. Continue reading

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Seacoast Makes 3 for Futures League

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The Seacoast will join Martha’s Vineyard and Nashua as inaugural teams in the new Futures Collegiate Baseball League.  The team will be owned by Dave Hoyt, who runs USA Training Centers in Newington (NH).  While no specific location for the franchise has been identified, Hoyt’s territory will encompass Continue reading

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More on the Futures Collegiate Baseball League

Nausha Telegram staff writer Tom King recently interviewed Chris Hall, commissioner of the new Futures Collegiate Baseball League.  The two talked about the development of the league, the availabity of quality talent, and potential markets.  Hall was the former GM of the Nashua Pride and American Defenders of New Hampshire.  The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks and a new team in Nashua run by the Continue reading

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Holman Stadium to Get New Team

Nashua (NH) Mayor Donnalee Lozeau’s office plans to announce at a press conference on Thursday that Holman Stadium will be getting a new franchise from a newly formed summer collegiate league.  The team will be owned and financed by Wisconsin businessman Eric Butlein, but it will be managed and operated by the Single-A Lowell Spinners.  The commissioner of the yet-to-be-unveiled league is Chris Continue reading

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Holman, Nashua Snubbed by All-Americans

Nashua Telegram writer Tom King takes a look at how Nashua (NH) lost out to Old Orchard Beach (ME) in the bid to snag the NECBL’s Lowell (MA) All-Americans.  Better ballpark, cheaper rent, luxury suites, and a shorter move were not enough to get the All-Americans to look past the potential risk of an empty ballpark on game nights.  Read more here.

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NECBL All-Americans Have Eye on Nashua, OOB and Portsmouth

The New England Collegiate Baseball League’s Lowell (MA) All-Americans have struggled at the gate for years, while being overshadowed by the powerhouse Single-A Lowell Spinners.  The expectation was that the All-Americans would slide into Holman Stadium in Nashua (NH), now that it’s become available.  Not so fast.  The club is also exploring Old Orchard Beach (ME) and Portsmouth (NH).  Read more here.

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All-Americans Play at Holman

The New England Collegiate Baseball League’s Lowell (MA) All-Americans defeated the Laconia (NH) Muskrats on Monday night at Holman Stadium in Nashua (NH).  It was the first of three games the All-Americans have scheduled at Holman, as the club explores a possible relocation to the Gate City and the former home to the failed American Defenders of New Hampshire, Nashua Pride, and Nashua Nighhawks.  Read more here.

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Writer Advocates for NECBL in Nashua

Nashua Telegraph writer Tom King makes the pitch for the New England Collegiate Baseball League to fill the void at Holman Stadium left by the departed American Defenders of New Hampshire (now Pittsfield Colonials).  This is a no brainer, as affiliated ball is out of the question, and the indy pro Nashua Nighthawks, Nashua Pride, and Defenders could not make a go of it.  Expect the NECBL’s Lowell All-Americans to relocate to Nashua for the 2011 season.  Read more here.

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The 12-Year Professional Run at Holman Stadium

Nashua Telegraph writer Tom King takes a quick look at the recent history of professional baseball at Holman Stadium in Nashua, NH.  Read more here.  What caught our attention here is the statement about the owners of the failed American Defenders of New Hampshire blaming fans and the business community for the team’s demise. Continue reading

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Nashua Writer Unleashes Scathing Attack on Defenders

Ouch!  Tom King, a writer for the Nashua Telegraph, has unloaded on the Can-Am League and the owners of the American Defenders of New Hampshire.  In short, it is a nasty warning call to the people of Pittsfield.  Indeed, there are valid points here, although we will not fault the league for doing everything possible to maintain a lineup of at least six franchises for the 2010 season.  That said, we would bet that commissioner Miles Wolff is holding his breath and his nose here as he tries to navigate the league through another challenging season.  Read more here.

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Can-Am Approves Nashua Team’s Move to Pittsfield

PRESS RELEASE – In a vote of league directors of the Can-Am League, preliminary approval was given for the transfer of the membership of the American Defenders of New Hampshire from Nashua, NH, to Pittsfield, Massachusetts for play in the 2010 season. Final approval will need to come from the city for use of Wahconah Park with a decision expected by early January. Continue reading

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