View Full Version : continental baseball league coming in 2007
05-11-2006, 08:26 PM
05-11-2006, 10:19 PM
Looks like it will never happen.
The cities they have targeted have very inadequate facilities.
05-11-2006, 10:49 PM
They've been seen looking around Manhattan, Lawrence and Topeka in Kansas. They'd have to play in small college ballparks (under 2,000 seats) in each town. I don't know of any town in Oklahoma outside of Tulsa and OKC, which already have teams, that could support a team.
05-25-2006, 01:27 PM
I'm far from a traditionalist, but I don't really fancy the idea of doubling the run total for the first home run in the seventh inning. That's highly arbitrary. Gimmicks have made arena football an attractive and interesting game to watch, but that's due primarily to the constraints of playing football indoors. Baseball doesn't need such gimmicks, and certainly I doubt if very many extra tickets would be purchased just because of a solo homer counting for two runs.
That notion, combined with their apparent attempt to move into an area already saturated with the PCL, American Association, United League, Texas League, and Frontier League -- am I missing any? -- seems to point to yet another unsuccessful indy circuit.
05-25-2006, 04:15 PM
Perhaps I'm missing something....but where is this information regarding these wacky rules and cites? I just don't see any of that in the link.
Also...from what I saw, it just looks like another indy baseball circut. Nothing different than the Frontier League.
06-01-2006, 05:17 PM
In the nlfan forums (http://p200.ezboard.com/bnlfanmessageboard) I wrote about this topic (http://p200.ezboard.com/fnlfanmessageboardfrm3.showMessage?topicID=194.top ic) at length early last month. We had a long discussion about it and how other leagues have failed.
The goofy HR rule was in the press release section (http://www.cblproball.com/press.html) in their first press release (http://www.cblproball.com/images/press_release_2005-05.pdf) (PDF).
There was also an old (10.May.06) Sante Fe article (www.highbeam.com/library/docfree.asp?DOCID=1Y1:92948494&ctrlInfo=Round20%3AMode20a%3ADocG%3AResult&ao=) with some other details:The CBL is targeting cities from eight states -- Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana. All cities under consideration will have populations in the range of 80,000 to 190,000 residents, must not have professional baseball in that city, and are located at least 25 miles or more from a major league or minor league franchise team in operation.For me the bottom line is that the description is of a league similar to the Northern League and American Association. 1.5K per night will not cover expenses in those leagues and won't in the CoBL.
06-17-2006, 09:20 AM
The Continental Baseball League is coming, just like the Coast-to-Coast League, Global Baseball League, Peach State League, Piedmont League, Border League/Southwestern League, Great Lakes League, South States League, Mid-States League, Western Canada Baseball League . . .
I'll wait and see.
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