The Carlsbad Bats are a travel team in the Pecos League, and in recent days they announced that Ryan Powell has become the new player-manager. It has not yet been added to the CarlsbadBats.com site, but it was mentioned in this article:
The article goes into some of the nasty side of the independent minor league baseball business including the loss of money on bringing games to new cities, umpires boycotting a league, and the remifcations of player fights. Commissioner Andrew Dunn is quoted in the article, so it gives his perspective on the business side of the industry.
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