There is a good degree of recent Atlantic League news in recent days. First, is that their playoffs are now underway. Through last night here are the standings for the two best-of-5 first round series:
- Somerset Patriots lead the Sugar Land Skeeters 2-0
- Long Island Ducks lead the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 1-0
Regarding the proposed Loudoun Hounds team, there was an announcement of a stadium construction delay:
Instead of putting the team on the road for the first part of 2014, the Atlantic League will resume with its current 8 teams:
In the same article, Frank Boulton (CEO) was quoted as saying that there will be a new team in Texas to help reduce the travel costs of the Sugar Land Skeeters. He also states that there will be expansion starting in 2015, possibly beyond the Hounds and new Texas team starting in 2015. The same article states that the Bridgeport Bluefish have confirmed that they will return to the league in 2014. Bridgeport is one of the original Atlantic League member teams from back in 1998.
As news about Atlantic League expansion teams becomes confirmed, it will be added to this site.
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