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Old 01-10-2011, 04:01 PM
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Since OSC has started to cover the CCBL, I have two questions:

1. Will other collegiate wood bat leagues be covered? (such as the Coastal Plain, Northwoods, and Prospect League)
2. If so, what is the criteria for one to be included?

Thank you very much...look forward to helping out however I can.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:34 PM
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Short answer is yes, other leagues will be included and will be added to OSC very soon. Your list above is an excellent indicator of what to look for. In general, the criteria we're using for the wood bat leagues is that they must have scores readily available on game nights, issue press releases, have stats available and receive some local coverage.
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Would the NBC be treated as one entity or its constituent leagues?
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Would the NBC be treated as one entity or its constituent leagues?
Obviously I can't speak for Paul, but if that were me running the site, I would list them as their own constituent leagues (similar to how Paul lists the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL as separate leagues rather than as the CHL.)

Then again, I can't speak for him, so it's his decision.
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Prospect League FTW, can't wait.
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Obviously I can't speak for Paul, but if that were me running the site, I would list them as their own constituent leagues (similar to how Paul lists the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL as separate leagues rather than as the CHL.)

Then again, I can't speak for him, so it's his decision.
You are correct, they'll all be treated as separate leagues, which they in fact are. So in the end, some NBC league might be covered, while other may not. We'd really love to include all the wood bat leagues eventually, but right now the leagues and their teams are all over the map in issuing press releases, having readily available (even real time) scores and stats and getting local coverage.
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Prospect League FTW, can't wait.
They're high on our list and seem to fulfill most if not all our criteria.
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BTW, any other leagues we should look at?
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BTW, any other leagues we should look at?
Besides the Coastal Plain, Northwoods, and Prospect League, I suggest the NYCBL, the PGCBL (with some former NYCBL teams), the TCL, the NECBL, and the FCBL...
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Don't overlook the West Coast League. They meet the criteria listed above as well -they use Pointstreak, are mentioned frequently on other sites and seem to be fairly consistent in getting information out. From browsing their site I see at least 4-5 operators that worked in affiliated or indy ball - their commish helped put together River City and Gateway in the Frontier League.

http://www.wccbl.com/

Might check this out too:
http://www.collegesummerbaseball.net/

Glad you're adding this part - I really believe college wood bat is coming on strong, with many minor league-template operations. With the seeming demise of many independent teams, the lower operating budgets of college wood bat leagues (players don't get paid and travel is usually limited to a smaller area), these teams are growing in popularity with fans.

Glad to see the coverage.

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