Instead of allowing Southern Independent Baseball (SIB) to sub-lease Memorial Stadium to the Pecos League, Potter County (TX) Commissioners decided on Monday to sub-lease the ballpark to San Jacinto Christian Academy. Read more here.
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PRESS RELEASE – American Association commissioner Miles Wolff released the league’s 2016 schedule on Thursday, November 19. Clubs will play 100 regular-season games from May 19 to September 5. Continue reading
Mark Lee, the nine-year general manager of the indy pro Amarillo Sox (American Association), confirmed Thursday that he has been fired by Southern Independent Baseball LLC (SIB), the owner of the Sox. Lee said he was informed of the news in a face-to-face meeting with SIB Chairman of the Board Gary Elliston on Sept. 18. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Grand Prairie AirHogs announced today that the team has been acquired by Southern Independent Baseball L.L.C. (SIB). The ownership group resides and works in the Metroplex. Gary Elliston, Chairman of the Board of SIB, is the senior founding partner of DeHay & Elliston L.L.P. in Dallas. Elliston becomes the Chairman of the Board of GP Baseball Club L.L.C. Continue reading
Mark Lee, the general manager for the American Association’s new team in Amarillo, stated on Friday that a new team name could be announced this week. Not surprisingly, Lee thinks the name is a good one and will fit the area. Southern Independent Baseball, the owner of the franchise, decided to abandon the “Gold Sox” name, after it was Continue reading
The United League’s Amarillo Dillas are seeking an injunction to prevent Potter County from leasing Potter County Memorial Stadium (Amarillo National Bank Dilla Villa) to Southern Independent Baseball. Judge Dan Schaap heard arguments on Monday and expects to make a decision on the motion for a temporary restraining order this week. Read more here.
As we know, Potter County (TX) is expected to approve a deal with Scott Berry and Southern Independent Baseball on Monday to bring a new American Association team to Potter County Memorial Stadium, former home of the United League’s Amarillo Dillas. Click here to see how the SIB proposal stacks up against the other bidders.
Potter County (TX) has received four bids to lease Amarilllo National Bank Dilla Villa (Potter County Memorial Stadium), including Southern Independent Baseball (American Association), the new Pecos League, an unknown entity called Amarillo Community Baseball Club, and the recently evicted Amarillo Dillas. The county commissioners are expected to make a final decision next month. Read more here.
We already know Scott Berry, president of Southern Independent Baseball, which owns the American Association’s Shreveport-Bossier (LA) Captains, is gunning for the Amarillo market after the demise of the Dillas. But that might not be all. The drum beat of an older rumor seems to be growing louder that Berry is also interested in acquiring the league’s Grand Prairie AirHogs and Fort Worth Cats.