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Old 05-03-2017, 07:15 PM
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Default Goodbye Laredo, hello Salina?

Goodbye Laredo, hello Salina?

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Old 05-04-2017, 11:02 AM
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The Laredo Lemurs will not operate during the 2017 season and are no longer members of the American Association, League Commissioner Miles Wolff announced on Wednesday.

This statement support my earlier post about the Lemurs not paying that renewal fee, if they had paid that money this statement would have read differently. This also is why Wichita doesn't want the Wingnuts to be part of the new stadium even though they are proven winners they can't draw enough to excite the locals, reason for that being career minor league players while needed for this model they run overboard, simply notice that the article pertaining to the Lemurs had a caption showing that teams leader hit percentage player at .290 but he had been a member of the team for six years, meaning that attendance will be low which it was.

Yep no place like the AA where a team not only replaces a former member club but without even lifting a glove can host member teams, and we know what attendance number are in the Pecos well under a 100 so going there will be glorified scrimmages yes sir the AA a model for all of independent baseball
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:18 PM
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The ongoing legal battle was the issue. It was a case where after the court ruling giving her control on the 28th she was more than willing and ready to foot the bill for an entire season just to have the team play. For Ms. Torres it was more than just about baseball, it was about sticking up for what was right and her baseball family and those that believed in her.

What you don't see is the fact that every time there was a ruling for Ms. Torres in court the other side simply ignored it. They basically held the ballpark hostage because the city seems to have given them that power..

The issue had NOTHING to do with Ms. Torres being able to fund the team. What the issue was that there was a battle over who should be running the team. Ms. Torres was the owner, the other 2 were there to run the stadium. They managed to find some loopholes and pull many shady things off.

The lawsuit comes because they allegedly tried to sell the team out from under Ms. Torres. Thats when the lawsuit began

This woman and her family funded this team and those 2 were essentially forced on her by the city to run the stadium. While you would think if she felt they were misappropriating and mismanaging funds she could just fire them ..... the court said different ..... and that too, in my opinion, comes because of the conflict of interest within the city etc.

Ultimately it seems that she cut funding for the team because she had to stop the bleeding which is also what you will see if you read the numerous articles and local newscasts.

A few weeks prior to the April 28th court decision giving her full control the court gave Mr. Holliman and Mr. Vilarreal 10 days to find a way to fund the 2017 season ....... they came back with NOTHING .... no way to fund it and also said in court that they their bank accounts were negative. Court finds in favor of Ms. Torres on the 28th, city council fails to put the team on the Agenda for the City Council meeting on May 1st. Without City council approving or talking about the changes that needed to be made in management structure and working something out there was only one thing that was going to happen. TIME WAS UP and she did not have another week to wait.

It sucks for employees, fans and definitely players and coaches. In the end however when this all plays out and all the FBI investigations into city corruption in Laredo also play out everyone will finally see that Ms. Torres was the LEAST of the issue with the Lemurs.

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Old 05-04-2017, 12:27 PM
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As for the Salina team ........ well ...... it's going to be very interesting to say the least. The league may wish that they made the Lemurs a road team instead of going outside the league for this. We all have read articles on the Pecos league and I think we can agree that it could be a mess.

You are also going to ask after all that I posted how do I now mention the option that the Lemurs could have been a road team ...... well even though that was mentioned and thought of as an option it actually was not because of the fact that the city owns the rights to the Lemur name and I believe it would have also been an issue with the lease agreement. Obviously there are other issues you will say because of the team not playing but there is also litigation involving that and it will all play out in court.
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Old 05-04-2017, 05:11 PM
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Baseballkid3, you are loyal that is one thing everyone that see this will take away, but you are also easily fooled it appears, go ahead have your crush on Torres that's fine nothing wrong with it if its your thing, wait I don't mean that in a manner of idol worship.

But the AA even with the issues would have easily kept the team in the league even under a different name for 2018 if that little renewal fee had been paid, as for the city its all about the cash remember that $350 thousand still owed, well if that cashier check had been placed on the council table they would have called an emergency meeting quicker than a politician can fake kiss the baby, you have placed a lot of if's on the table it only took one to solve this,partnerships are hard to dissolve they usually take a lot of extra cash to buyout the dic% in the room.

Seems to me Torres simply should have offered a olive branch in the form of all that expendable cash you speak of,that is if she really wanted to save the team, you would be surprised how these things play out when the losses are as big as she announced, she said the team lost 3 million over three seasons plus the $352 that will make millionaire's start to question themselves I'M simply pointing out grey areas within your defenses of which you are presenting circumstantial evidence, the material facts don't offer you much for an opening argument from a position of strength.

But so what this is a message board so stay strong and support the Lemurs/Torres all you want.

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Old 05-04-2017, 06:26 PM
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$350,000 still owed?? You have NO CLUE what you are talking about!

That is a number that the 2 idiots on the other side of the lawsuit came up with thinking that it would help them save the team. She owes no one anything!

Its just frustrating as hell to listen to many people now spew **** they don't know about. I was there in the first year and a half. I know the reasons why those 2 were brought in, I know much more than I care to at this point because it makes me sick to see all the lies. Unfortunately most come from the side of the 2 jokers.

Ultimately it will come out in court.

Maybe then you will see how silly what you claim is

Adios

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