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Angelo State to Re-Open Foster Field Friday

Angelo State University Rams LogoAfter a 17-game road trip to start the season, Angelo State University in San Angelo (TX) will at long last make its debut in its renovated home, Foster Field at 1st Community Credit Union Stadium, where the Rams will host Texas A&M-Kingsville at 6:30 p.m. Friday.  The spruced up ballpark was the home of the defunct San Angelo Colts (Independent, United League). Read more here.

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San Angelo Colts Liquidated

San Angelo Colts LogoA liquidation sale of the San Angelo Colts (Indy Pro, United Baseball League) was recently held at Foster Field, pursuant to a court order because the ownership failed to satisfy the requirements of the their Chapter 11 reorganization plan.  Former GM Mike Babcock, who left the team in 2012 after his eight-year tenure at the helm, blamed central league ownership for the team’s demise and said, “We were making money, and in our worst years, we broke even.”  Read more here.

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Time, Patience Run Out on Colts

San Angelo Colts LogoThe Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of Texas in Dallas has put the final nail into the coffin of the San Angelo Colts (Indy Pro, United League Baseball).  In a recent ruling, the court ordered the ownership’s Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings be dismissed.  The next step is liquidation of its assets under the guidance of the court.  Read more here.

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Looks Like End of Road for San Angelo Colts

San Angelo Colts LogoTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked the Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of Texas to convert the San Angelo Colts (Indy Pro, United League) baseball team’s bankruptcy to Chapter 7, or liquidation, on behalf of the Texas Tech University System and Angelo State University.  The order was granted last week, according to court documents.  Read more here.  Read previous post here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Foster Field (San Angelo, TX)

Digital Ballparks LogoSan Angelo Colts LogoEric and Wendy Pastore from DigitalBallparks.com recently visited Foster Field, home of the bankrupt and gasping for air San Angelo Colts (Indy Pro, United League Baseball).  Read more and view photo gallery here.

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New Life for San Angelo Colts?

San Angelo Colts LogoThe San Angelo Colts (Indy Pro, United Baseball League) appear to have new life, after U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Barbara J. Houser approved a third amended version of a Chapter 11 reorganization plan on March 10.  Records also indicate that team and Angelo State University have agreed to enter into a new 15-year Stadium Use Agreement for the use of Foster Field starting at $4,166.66 per month plus utilities, with the first payment due by May 1, 2015.  Read our previous analysis here.

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Colts, United League Still Not Toast

San Angelo Colts LogoThe owners of the indy pro San Angelo Colts (United League) are still fighting to keep the team alive as they continue to pursue a reorganization plan in bankruptcy.  To protect their interests, a number of debt holders have filed objections.  A hearing on the confirmation of the debtor’s plan is scheduled for March 4.  As you recall, the bankruptcy trustee would like to convert the Chapter 11 reorganization Continue reading

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Bryant Claims ULB Not Yet Dead

United League LogoContrary to reports that the indy pro United League Baseball will shut down — along with all of its teams, including the San Angelo Colts — ULB owner John Bryant says the league is in danger but not yet dead.  Read more here (subscription required).  Read our relevant comments below our San Angelo posting here.

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United League Ceases Operations

United League LogoIn not-so-surprising news, the indy pro United League has called it quits.  Read more here.

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United League’s Colts Face Major Bankruptcy Hurdle in Court

San Angelo Colts LogoThe trustee overseeing the Chapter 11 (reorganization) bankruptcy filing by the business that owns the indy pro San Angelo Colts (United League) has filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Dallas to (1) dismiss the Colts’ Chapter 11 filing, or (2) convert it to a Chapter 7 (liquidation) bankruptcy because “The Debtor has failed to file monthly operating reports and failed to provide the United State Trustee with tax returns, proof of insurance, and proof of debtor-in-possession bank account.”  Read more here.

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Amid Financial Challenges, Colts Will Close Up Shop Early

San Angelo Colts LogoThe indy pro San Angelo Colts (United League), embroiled in financial problems, will reportedly shorten their current season by eight games.  Read more here (if you have a subscription).  As you recall, the Colts ownership filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month.  Thank you, Bryant and Pierce.

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San Angelo Colts File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

San Angelo Colts LogoHere we go again with the Bryant and Pierce show, as the ownership of the indy pro San Angelo Colts (United League), led by former Congressman John Bryant, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which will stay a foreclosure action and keep the team in operation.  The Colts recently received notice of foreclosure from their lender on the stadium note for Foster Field, where the team plays.  Read more here.

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Colts to Celebrate 15th Season, Release Logo

San Angelo Colts LogoWe haven’t seen any stories about the indy pro San Angelo Colts (United League) celebrating their 15th season at Foster Field on their website, but we did find the logo attached to an April 27 story announcing the release of the team’s 2014 schedule, without an actual schedule attached.  See logo blurb here from the local paper.  Last we heard, the Colts, Fort Worth Cats, Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings, and Mexico Paisanos would make up a four-team United League this season.

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Fort Worth Cats Release 2014 Schedule, United League Will Operate with Four Teams

United League LogoThe indy pro United League will operate with just four teams in 2014.  The Fort Worth Cats have released their schedule, and only the San Angelo Colts, Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings and new-entry Mexico Paisanos will be coming to LaGrave Field this season. The WhiteWings and Paisanos will apparently share Harlingen Field in Harlingen (TX).  View the Cats’ schedule here.

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NAL’s Southern Division Now United

We noticed that the indy pro North American League’s Southern Division is now listed as the United Division.  As this whole Frankenleague experiment — born out of desperation, not inspiration — evolves, we could certainly see the Texas teams reverting back to the old United League Baseball brand, if the Northern Division of the NAL fails to stabilize.  The Edinburg Roadrunners Continue reading

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Colts Hire Whitten as Assistant GM

PRESS RELEASE – The San Angelo Colts have named Murlin Whitten as their Assistant General Manager for the 2012 season. Whitten is a native Texan who has 18 years of experience in minor league baseball. He also worked multiple spring trainings for the San Francisco Giants, California Angels, Oakland Athletics and Colorado Rockies. Continue reading

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Colts Name Riggs New Broadcaster

PRESS RELEASE – The San Angelo Colts have named David Riggs as their Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the 2012 season. Riggs will broadcast every Colts game on the radio this summer. Riggs was chosen to replace Ira Liebman, who became the Event Marketing Manager for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Liebman Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Foster Field (San Angelo, TX)

Baseball Pilgrimages visits Foster Field, home of the indy pro San Angelo Colts (North American League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Colts Drawing Crowds

PRESS RELEASE – Needing just 1,053 fans through the gate, the Colts drew a crowd of 2,502 at last night’s doubleheader against the Coastal Bend Thunder, drawing over 100,000 fans for a club record fourth consecutive season. The club’s attendance now sits at 101,449 for the 2010 season. Continue reading

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Colts, Foster Field Get New Scoreboard

PRESS RELEASE – San Angelo, Texas—-The San Angelo Colts have announced their biggest acquisition in their club’s history. It is not a big name player, coach, or even manager, but the biggest TV in town. The Colts will be building a brand new state of the art scoreboard at Foster Field for the 2010 season. Continue reading

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