Recent Independent Baseball Updates

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In recent days there has been some significant news on the business side of the independent baseball leagues.  Here is the recap by league:


American Association

  • Joplin city council approves lease to move the El Paso Diablos to Joplin for 2015:

http://www.joplinglobe.com/topstories/x1139776441/Joplin-City-Council-approves-lease-for-baseball-stadium

  • Lincoln Saltdogs VP/GM leaves for college sports opportunity at NC State:

http://saltdogs.com/news/releases/?article_id=1324

  • St. Paul Saints owner Mike Veeck interviewed about the team and the new stadium:

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_25051899/st-paul-saints-mike-veeck-talks-baseball-stadiums

  • Saints host winter softball game

http://kstp.com/article/stories/s3307839.shtml

Atlantic League

  • The Atlantic League has a new league president, Rick White:

http://atlanticleague.com/news-league/news-league.aspx?ID=395

  • Former NBA player, Tracy McGrady is trying out for the Sugar Land Skeeters as a pitcher:

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/10404273/former-nba-star-tracy-mcgrady-try-baseball

http://sugarlandskeeters.com/team/news/?article_id=502

  • Updates on the league’s pursuit of a new team in Virginia Beach:

http://ballparkdigest.com/201402037043/independent-baseball/news/virginia-beach-group-seeking-land-infrastructure-for-new-ballpark

http://www.wvec.com/news/professional-baseball-stadium-243375161.html

Can-Am League (as part of the AA)

  • Ottawa signs lease to bring back Can-Am team in 2015

http://www.obj.ca/Local/2014-01-22/article-3586369/City-signs-lease-agreement-to-bring-back-Can-Am-baseball/1

Frontier League

  • Speculation of a new stadium to be constructed in Franklin, WI

http://www.jsonline.com/business/minor-league-baseball-may-be-coming-to-suburban-milwaukee-b99193904z1-242514111.html

United League

  • Jose Canseco working with Texas Winter League

https://twitter.com/JoseCanseco/status/429969481272524800

Pecos League

  • Lights installed at Taos field

http://pecosleague.com/pecosleague.asp?page=28&article_id=1033

Freedom League

  • Announced its 2014 player eligibility rules:

http://freedomprofessionalbaseballleague.com/2014-player-eligibility/

Pacific Association

  • Jennifer Clark named director of business operations for San Rafael

http://www.pacificsbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=437:jennifer-clark-joins-the-pacifics-front-office&catid=50&Itemid=640

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