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Pecos League Extends Lease in Alamogordo

PRESS RELEASE – The Pecos League has agreed to a two year extension with the City of Alamogordo. The Pupfish will play in Griggs Park 2013-2014 seasons. “We are committed to stay in Alamogordo indefinitely. It is the best city in our league by far.” says Pecos League Commisioner Andrew Dunn. Continue reading

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Pecos League Moves Home Games out of Roswell, Harsh Words for Locals

PRESS RELEASE – The Roswell Invaders are currently in first place in the Pecos League with a record of 24-14. That is where the success ends for the defending Pecos League Champions. Continue reading

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Pecos League Courtship with Carlsbad Ends Ugly

Negotiations between the Pecos League and the City of Carlsbad (NM) to bring the traveling Carlsbad Bats to town on a permanent basis in 2013 ended on a nasty note over alcohol sales and a few choice words from Pecos League Commissioner Andrew Dunn.  The league will now focus on putting a franchise in Durango (CO).  Read more here.

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Trinidad Triggers, Santa Fe Fuego Make Debut

The expansion indy pro Trinidad Triggers (Pecos League) made their home debut against the league’s other expansion franchise — the Santa Fe Fuego — at Central Park last Tuesday.  Read more hereView photos here.  The two teams met again the following night at Fort Marcy Park for Santa Fe’s inaugural home opener.  Read more hereView photos here.

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Finishing Up Apodaca Park Makeover

The new grandstand at 58-year-old Apodaca Park, home of the indy pro Las Cruces Vaqueros (Pecos League) is nearing completion.  The city is spending $400,000 to replace the old deteriorating grandstand with bleachers that will seat 900.  Read more and view photos here.

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Triggers Grandstand Reconstruction Project Progressing

The City of Trinidad (CO) (pop. 9,096) is in the process of rebuilding the grandstand at Central Park, home for the new indy pro Trinidad Triggers (Pecos League).  The facility was apparently damaged by an earthquake last fall.  The ballpark is expected to be ready in time for team’s inaugural opening day on May 8th.  View reconstruction photos here.

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Apodaca Park Grandstand Finally Coming Down

The nearly 62-year-old grandstand at Apodaca Park, home of the indy pro Las Cruces Vaqueros (Pecos League), is finally being dismantled after the announcement last season that it needed to come down for safety reasons.  The new, slightly-smaller grandstand set to be installed over the next few months will reduce the ballpark’s capacity to 902.  Read more hereView photo here.

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Apodaca Park Grandstand Finally Being Replaced

The 1950s-era grandstand at Apodaca Park, home of the indy pro Las Cruces Vaqueros (Pecos League), was closed last season and set to be replaced.  The city is finally getting around to it.  Work is scheduled to begin in January and is expected to be completed by early March.  The new covered grandstand will have a capacity of 750, which is 25 percent smaller than the original seating area.  Read more here.

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Branding Round 3: New Name, Logo, and Unis for Santa Fe Team

The name and branding for the new indy pro Pecos League team in Santa Fe (NM) has been changed for a third time.  The team will now be known as the Santa Fe Fuego (Fire).  The team has previously been known as the Zozobras and Mountain Lions. Sangres was also used for a short time, but we never saw any branding for it. Read more hereView uniform designs hereRead cluster explanation here.

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After Divisive Vote, Beer Sales Approved

With the mayor providing the tie-breaking vote, the Santa Fe (NM) City Council gaves its approval for beer sales at Fort Marcy Park, the new home for the indy pro Santa Fe Mountain Lions (Pecos League).  However, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican, beer sales and advertising will be quite strict:

“Patrons will be limited to three 12-ounce drinks that must be consumed in a fenced-off beer garden with private security. No beer sales will be allowed after the sixth inning. No advertisement of beer sales will be permitted on field fences.”

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Pecos League (Sort Of) Commits to Santa Fe, Unveils Unis, Battles for Beer

The second-year Pecos League has announced that the expansion Santa Fe Mountain Lions will begin play in 2012.  A final agreement to use Fort Marcy Park is apparently still pending.  The city council is scheduled to address the contentious issue of beer sales at a meeting on Tuesday, November 8. Continue reading

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Council Postpones Decision on Beer Sales

The Sante Fe (NM) City Council has postponed a decision on allowing beer sales at Fort Marcy Park, as requested by the expansion Santa Fe Mountain Lions from the fledgling indy pro Pecos League.  If approved, fans would be limited to three drinks, sales would stop after the sixth inning, and security would be placed at the entrance and exit of a fenced-in beer garden.  Read more here.

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Committee Rejects Beer Sales at Santa Fe Ballpark

The Public Works Committee in Santa Fe (NM) has given the thumbs down to beer sales at Fort Marcy Park.  No matter your feelings about the viability of the second-year indy pro Pecos League, which is targeting Santa Fe for expansion in 2012, the rejection of beer sales was a result of overblown, knee-jerk reactions.  Read more here and here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the news.

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Santa Fe Councilman Leads Way for Pecos League, Beer Sales

The fledgling indy pro Pecos League is looking to expand into Santa Fe (NM), and City Councilman Ron Trujillo is working to pave the way by introducing a measure that would lift the ban on alcohol sales at Fort Marcy Park.  Several committees will discuss the initiative over the next few weeks before being heard by the full council.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Vaqueros Unveil 2012 Unis

PRESS RELEASE – The Las Cruces Vaqueros released their new look for 2012 season. The Vaqueros will don royal blue jerseys with gold numbers and white letters. The Vaqueros will also wear solid royal blue hats. The Vaqueros jerseys will include sponsor patches from The Land of Enchantment, IHOP, Dr Shelley Eye Center, The Pecos League and the Las Cruces Sun News. The Vaqueros Continue reading

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Fans Asked to Vote on New Vaqueros Unis

The Las Cruces Vaqueros (Pecos League) have decided to change their uniforms for the 2012 season, and they are asking fans for help.  That said, we really don’t see any dramatic changes in the four new design options presented compared to team’s current unisRead more here.

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Pecos League Season in Review

PRESS RELEASE – The 2011 season is in the books and teams are learning what they did right and what they did wrong. Financial the Pecos League had its ups and downs. Below are the rankings of how the Pecos League Teams did off the field. Continue reading

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Pecos Eyeballing Trinidad, Trinidad Eyeballing Pecos

The first-year indy pro Pecos League and the community of Trinidad (CO) are in talks to bring an expansion franchise to Central Park starting in 2012.  The team is tentatively known as the Trinidad Gold, although a name-the-team contest would apparently be held, if a deal happens.  Trinidad has a population of around 9,000.  Read more here.

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Pecos League Unveils Logo, Unis for Santa Fe Team

Despite the reality that the first-year Pecos League has not come close to locking in a lease deal to use Fort Marcy Park in Santa Fe (NM) for a 2012 expansion franchise, it hasn’t stopped the league from naming the club the Santa Fe Zozobras, and unveiling team branding an uniforms.  View branding and uniform designs here.

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Santa Fe (NM) on Pecos League Wish List

The Pecos League is eyeballing Santa Fe (NM) as a 2012 expansion city.  The only problem is that city officials won’t return phone calls left by league commissioner Andrew Dunn.  The league would like to play at Fort Marcy Park.  Potential team names are the Steamers, Federals, Capitals, Indians, Express, Bombers, and SylistsRead more here.  UPDATE:  Click here.

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Pecos League Gunning for Pueblo (CO)

The first-year Pecos League will extend its 2012 expansion feelers to Pueblo (CO) by playing two games between the Roswell Invaders and the Riodoso Osos at Hobbs Field at the Runyon Sports Complex on July 29 and 30.  Quoting facility chief Dave Dudly, “We’ll see how it goes.”  Indeed, we will.  Read more here.

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Pecos League Cancels Games vs. College Teams

PRESS RELEASE – The Pecos League had originally agreed to play games vs the New Mexico College League on set off days during the season. The games were designed to allow the College teams to play against Pro Players and to let the Pro Teams work some guys into the games. With the exception of the Las Cruces Aggies none of the college teams showed up for a single game this year. Continue reading

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No Pecos League in Abilene, Kemp Looks to American Assocation

The start-up Pecos League prematurely announced back in April a series of neutral site games in Abilene in 2011 and awarded an expansion franchise to Richard Kemp, owner of the Abilene Blue Sox, for 2012.  The games didn’t happen and the franchise is a no go, because a deal could not be reached to use McMurry University’s Driggers Field.  Beyond Driggers, Kemp was talking about using an improved Continue reading

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Andrew Dunn on Carlsbad Series: ‘Worst Decision I’ve Made…’

Pecos League commissioner Andrew Dunn isn’t happy with his decision to play a series of games in Carlsbad (NM), as evidenced by a few majorly blunt quotes in the local paper.  The hope was that a strong turnout could put the community on the map for 2012 expansion, but poor attendance (a mere 23 for Game 1 on Sunday) puts that idea in serious jeopardy.  Read more here.

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Pecos League Team Banned from Alamogordo Applebee’s

The Pecos League’s White Sands Pupfish have been banned from the Applebee’s restaurant in Alamogordo (NM), after several Pupfish players allegedly started a fight with a few members of a local men’s softball team.  A police report was taken, but nobody was arrested.  Read more here.

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Pecos League to Play in Clovis (NM)

PRESS RELEASE – The Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs will finally play in Clovis, New Mexico. On Thursday, July 28th, the Pecos League will hold a game between Alpine Cowboys and Carlsbad Bats at Mike Harris Field, the city owned park in Clovis. Continue reading

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Osos Owner/GM Resigns, New GM on Board

The upstart Pecos League can’t catch a break.  Clyde Woods, who was leasing the Riodoso (NM) Osos from the league and serving as the team’s GM, has resigned to focus on a commercial painting business, but the reality is that franchise disrupting reports were beginning to surface about a fatal shooting in 2005 where Woods plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter.  Beyond this, there are obvious economic Continue reading

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Pecos League Commish Apologizes, Revises Code of Conduct

Pecos League Commissioner Andrew Dunn has apologized to fans for the incident in Roswell on Saturday night, when he rushed the field with a metal folding chair over his head to break up a bench-clearing fight after a questionable call.  The league’s code of conduct has also been revised.  Read more here.

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Pecos League Commissioner Storms Field with Folding Chair During Roswell Brawl

Things got a little bush league in the Pecos League on Saturday, when a brawl broke out after a coach shoved an umpire.  Pecos League chief and owner of the Las Cruces Vaqueros Andrew Dunn then shocked fans when he rushed the field with a mighty folding chair raised above his head to — we think — stop the fight.  The police were called and a report was taken, but no one was arrested.  Read more and view news clip here.

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Pecos League Releases Attendance Figures for Inaugural Openers

PRESS RELEASE – The following were attendence numbers for opening day games.  Fans who attended the Ruidoso game braved 40 mph winds.  The Roswell Game went head to head with a huge cancer walk. Continue reading

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Apodoca Park Nears Ready Status

PRESS RELEASE – As the season approaches the number one concern in the Pecos League has been the condition of Apodoca Park Grandstands. On 4/13/2011 the replacement grandstands were finally put into place. Continue reading

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Commissioners Approve Beer Sales for Pupfish

Despite opposition voiced by three passionate citizens on Tuesday night, the Alamagordo City Commission unanimously approved beer sales at Griggs Sports Complex, where the start-up Pecos League’s White Sands Pupfish will begin play in May.  Read more here.  On an interesting side note, the Roswell (NM) Invaders and Las Cruces (NM) Vaqueros from the Pecos will each play an exhibition Continue reading

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Abilene Blue Sox Already Looking Ahead to New Home

The Abilene (TX) Blue Sox plan to play in the upstart Pecos League starting in 2012 at McMurry University’s Walt Driggers Field, but team owner Richard Kemp is already eyeballing a location at Rose Park for a new home, after a couple of successful years at Driggers.  The challenges at Rose Park would include limited space, the likelihood of no beer sales, and paying for renovations.  According to a quote Continue reading

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Abilene Blue Sox to Join Pecos League in 2012

The Abilene Blue Sox were slated to play in the upstart Southwestern States League, until team operator Richard Kemp, who had been named league commissioner, withdrew from the league.  It’s now been announced that the Blue Sox will join the Pecos League in 2012.  McMurry University’s Walt Driggers Field will serve as the team’s home park.  To tee things up, the Pecos League will play a number Continue reading

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Pupfish to Host Pecos League’s Inaugural All-Star Game, but Support for the Team is Scarce

The White Sands (Alamagordo, NM) Pupfish have been selected to host the start-up Pecos League’s inaugural All-Star Game on July 10 at the Griggs ComplexRead more here.  Unfortunately, the club is reportedly not getting much support from the community.  Read more here.

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New York State League to Operate Pecos League’s Carlsbad Bats

PRESS RELEASE – Jay Acton of the New York States League and Andrew Dunn of the Pecos League have annouced that the New York State League will handle 100% of the on field player procurement and roster for the Carlsbad Bats. Continue reading

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Roswell Council Clears Way for Beer Sales

The Roswell (NM) City Council voted on Thursday to remove the “non-alcoholic” beverages language from the original two-year lease agreement between the city and the start-up Pecos League for the use of Joe Bauman Stadium.  The Roswell Invaders are expected to begin play this season.  Read more here.

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Las Cruces Ballpark Grandstand Comes Down

Work to replace the grandstand at historic Apodaca Park, home of the start-up Pecos League’s Las Cruces (NM) Vaqueros, is now underway.  As previously reported, a structural analysis determined that the seating area had to be replaced.  The new bleachers will seat about 360.  The second-year Vaqueros played in the defunct Continental Baseball League last season.  Read more and view photo here.

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Vaqueros’ Home to Get New Grandstand

The old grandstand at Apodaca Park, home of the Las Cruces (NM) Vaqueros, has been found to be structurally unsound. It is expected to be torn down and replaced over the next few months at a cost of about $500k.  Read more here.

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No Beer in Riodoso

The burgeoning Pecos League’s Riodoso (NM) Osos have been informed that beer sales will not be allowed at the White Mountain Sports Complex where the Osos are expected to begin play this season.  Not only is beer an important revenue stream, failure to offer it impacts a team’s credibility as professional operation.  Lighting for night games is apparently also a problem.  Read more here.

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