With a lot of the recent business-related news regarding independent baseball teams such as new teams being created, new teams deciding to go dark, winter/spring developmental and instructional leagues and stadium construction news it is very possible to forget the goofy side of this business. Since most GM’s will tell you that their teams exist to profit by providing “local, affordable family-friendly entertainment” it is important to remember that the residents who live around these teams will be the ultimate customer.
Occasionally, the locals want to be a part of the show. Here is a recent local news video clip featuring the mascot tryouts for the Schaumburg Boomers (Frontier League) in recent days:
Again, this is nothing earth-shattering; but it reminds us that the game is supposed to be fun in a way which is tough to find at the higher levels of the sport.
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