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Pecos League to Amarillo Decision Delayed, Dunn Told to Hold Off Selling Tickets

amarillo-lone-stars-capThe Potter County (TX) Commissioners Court agreed Monday to put a two-week hold on their decision to allow the Pecos League to be a 2017 summer tenant in Potter County Memorial Stadium.  League commissioner Andrew Dunn had jumped out ahead of the process by announcing the team after agreeing to a sublease to use the ballpark and was asked to hold off on selling tickets for now.  Read more here.  Read background here.

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Despite Announcement, Amarillo Lone Stars’ Ballpark Deal Not Finalized

amarillo-lone-stars-capIn typical Pecos League fashion, the circuit announces a new team, unveils branding and uniforms, but doesn’t quit have an approved ballpark lease in place.  This is the case in Amarillo (TX) with the Amarillo Lone Stars.  Read more here.

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Pecos League Takes On Tucson, Looks to Wichita Falls

Pecos League LogoThe Tuscon Saguaros have been added to the Pecos League lineup for 2016.  The team will play at the Kino Sports Complex.  Read more here.  Taking another run at Bisbee (AZ), the league has scheduled the Saguaros to play 10 Sunday games at historic Warren Ballpark.  Read more here.  The circuit is also hoping to secure a lease to use Hoskins Field in Wichita Falls (TX) and revive the old Wichita Falls Spudders name.  Read more here.

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Pecos League’s Robbers Relocating to Topeka

Las Vegas Train Robbers Cap LogoThe Las Vegas (NM) Train Robbers (Pecos League) are relocating to Topeka (KS) for the 2016 season. The team will play at Jerry Robertson Field in the Bettis Family Sports Complex.  As a lease payment, the one-year deal requires the “Topeka Train Robbers” to pay $365 per game plus $1 per person from gate admissions.  Read more here.

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A Look at the Business of Independent Professional Baseball

Independent Professional Baseball AssociationThere 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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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Griggs Sports Complex (Alamogordo, NM)

Digital Ballparks LogoWhite Sands Pupfish New LogoEric and Wendy Pastore from DigitalBallparks.com have posted their first ballpark photos of 2015.  The honor goes to Griggs Sports Complex, home of the White Sands Pupfish (Pecos League).  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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Pecos League Relocates Blizzard to Kansas, Returns to Las Cruces, Ditches Four Other Markets

Pecos League LogoThe Pecos League has added the Garden City Wind and Las Cruces Vaqueros to the league lineup for the 2015 season.  The Wind will play at Clint Lightner Field in Garden City (KS).  After a two-year hiatus, the Vaqueros will return to play at Apodoca Park in Las Cruces (NM).  The Taos Blizzard, Raton Osos, Douglas Diablos and Bisbee Blue are no longer part of the circuit. Continue reading

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