A 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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The 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.
Texas 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.
Contrary 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.
The indy pro American Association is reportedly in talks with Brownsville (TX) about building a new stadium and bringing a franchise to town. Local officials are apparently pleased it’s not the “semi-defunct” United League that has come knockin’. Sources say the league is also looking at New Braunfels (TX). Read more here.
It not-so-shocking news, the indy pro Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings (United League) reportedly owe a t-shirt company money, and the frustrated vendor has decided the seek the help of KRVG’s “5 On Your Side” to get paid. Read more and watch news report here. Read about the San Angelo Colts’ recent bankruptcy here. Read about the Bryant and Pierce show here.
In a last minute lineup change, the Brownsville Charros will replace the Mexico Paisanos as the indy pro United League‘s travel team for 2014. The league is talking with Brownsville (TX) officials about a permanent home in 2015. Ozzie Canseco, who managed the nixed Edinburg Roadrunners last year, will manage the Charros. The season begins on Tuesday, May 20, for the four-team circuit. Read more here.
The 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.
The Edinburg (TX) City Council on Tuesday rejected a new lease agreement with the indy pro Edinburg Roadrunners (United League Baseball), amid discussions with the University of Texas System about the future of Edinburg Baseball Stadium. The ULB’s McAllen Thunder also played at the ballpark. Read more here.
It has been extremely quiet on the indy pro United League Baseball front, but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been anything going on behind the scenes. The league has submitted a proposal to lease Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tucson (AZ) starting this season. The ballpark is the soon-t0-be-former home of the Triple-A Tucson Padres/El Paso Chihuahuas (Pacific Coast League). Read more here.
We have to wonder if Forth Worth Star-Telegram blogger/columnist Mac Engel has a bit of a man-crush on embattled New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, as the seemingly giddy-at-the-thought-of-it writer believes the indy pro Fort Worth Cats (United League) “need” to sign “our favorite son.” Read more here.
The indy pro Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings (United League) will return to historic Harlingen Field next year as the city of Harlingen (TX) has agreed in principle to the second year of a two-year option, which went into effect last year. Read more here.
The Alexandria Aces (United League Baseball) opened in front of a whopping 552 fans on Thursday night at partially condemned Bringhurst Field. Read more here. This is not good news for the franchise that was revived as an independent professional club after the summer collegiate version (Texas Collegiate League) went dark when it was clear the city would not fix the stadium before the 2013 season.
Despite the outcry by some vendors and employees over not being paid, the indy pro Fort Worth Cats (United League Baseball) released their schedule for the upcoming 2013 season. Team owner, league official, and former U.S. Congressman John Bryant confidently had this to say about the team’s finances in the Fort Worth Star- Continue reading
We don’t typically talk about schedules, but the fact that the indy pro Edinburg Roadrunners are the first United League Baseball team out of the gate with a schedule with a mere month before the season begins is worthy of mention. According to the schedule, the ULB’s lineup will include the Forth Worth Cats, McAllen Thunder, Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings, San Angelo Colts, and repatriated Continue reading
The indy pro United League Baseball (ULB) has reached an agreement with the city of Alexandria (LA) to place a team at Bringhurst Field starting this season. The team will play in a partially condemned facility, just as the summer collegiate Alexandria Aces (Texas Collegiate League) did late last year. Continue reading
This is not new news within certain baseball circles, but the summer collegiate Alexandria Aces (Texas Collegiate League) will not play in 2013, as the city has still not resolved the challenge of shutting down historic Bringhurst Field over safety concerns. Meanwhile, the indy pro United League Baseball is looking at making a return to the market. Read more here.
Despite shutting down the first-year Abilene Prairie Dogs early last season because of poor attendance at booze-less Walt Driggers Field on the campus of McMurry University, indy pro United League Baseball still hopes to capture the market with a new 4,000-seat stadium. That said, discussions with public officials over the past two years have gone no further than possible land donation. Read more here.
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
The new indy pro North American League website is up and running at www.northamericanleague.com. The site shows a 12-team league divided into two divisions — Eastern and Western — rather than the three divisions originally contemplated when it was announced that the Golden, United, and Northern Leagues were joining forces to form a new super league. Continue reading
The United League’s Coastal Bend Thunder have been locked out of Fairgrounds Field in Robstown (TX). The Nueces County Commissioners took action against the Thunder on Wednesday, because the team and the league had failed to respond to repeated attempts to recover $24,000 in unpaid rent. The team has until Jan. 15 to pay up, or the commissioners will seek a new tenant. The club was Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Golden Baseball League, Northern League, and the United League announced today that they have joined forces in the creation of a new professional independent league that will be known as the North American League. The league will have 16 – 20 teams in multiple countries and cover many of the major markets in the U.S. and Canada in 2011 with expansion already set for Continue reading
Earlier today, Northern League Commissioner Clark Griffith indicated that the league would have interleague play with the Golden Baseball League and United League Baseball. Schaumburg Flyers and Lake County Fielders owner Rich Ehrenreich is now saying that the the leagues will merge to form the new North American League. An official announcement is expected Wednesday. Read more here.
Northern League Commissioner Clark Griffith indicated on Monday that the remaining four teams in the league will not be joining the Golden Baseball League. However, Griffith said that there will be interleague play between the Northern League, Golden, and United League in 2011. Read more here.
Reunion Sports Group, which owns the United League’s Amarillo Dillas, has bounced a second check for $25k that was due yesterday to Potter County pursuant to a payment plan to get the Dillas caught up on their lease payments. The check for the first $25k payment due last week bounced, but the payment was later made by wire transfer. So far, no wire transfer has been made for the second payment, and Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Millennia, Inc. (OTCBB: MENA) today announced it has completed the Asset Purchase Agreement with Reunion Sports Group, LLC pursuant to which Reunion has conveyed to Millennia, Inc. the United League of Professional Baseball, which has now become United League Baseball, Inc., a new wholly-owned subsidiary of Millennia. Continue reading
The United League’s Amarillo Dillas could be booted from National Bank Dilla Villa stadium, if Reunion Sports Group fails to make a $25k payment by Friday, another $25k payment by Sept. 24, and a final $5ok payment by Sept. 30. If the group misses a payment, Potter County will put the lease up for bid. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Edinburg Roadrunners of United League Baseball announced today that Jose Canseco will be at Edinburg Baseball Stadium Friday August 20 through Sunday August 22 for the final three games of the series with the Laredo Broncos. Continue reading
Doing poorly at the gate at Fairgrounds Field in Robstown (TX) outside of Corpus Christi, the Coastal Bend Thunder have decided to play a four games series in Abilene starting today. Read more here. Greg Jaklewicz from the Abilene Reporter-News discusses Abilene’s recent pro baseball past and the potential for a new United League Baseball franchise in town. Read more here.