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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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Future of LaGrave Field Remains Uncertain

Forth Worth Cats LogoAs summer drags on without Fort Worth Cats (Indy Pro, United League) action, civic leaders and baseball fans are scrambling to bring back minor league baseball to LaGrave Field — or risk losing it for good.  Read more here.  Thanks to Jim Smith for LaGrave link.

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WhiteWings Leave Trail of Debts

Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings LogoAfter the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings (Indy Pro, United Baseball League) reportedly disbanded in January owing money, fans, players, staff and businesses were left holding the bag.  Read more and watch news report 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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WhiteWings Cease Operations, Widow Left Holding the Bag

Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings LogoEarlier this week, John Cannon, general manager of the indy pro Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings (United League), confirmed that the team has ceased operations.  Doneen Poulton, a widow on a fixed income who forked over $276 for two season tickets for what would have been the 2015 season, said she is concerned she will never see a refund.  Read more here.

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