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I was reading online (can't remember if it was ballparks.com or not) they said the Ottawa Lynx are going to be leaving town either the end of this year or next year. The league has already looked into putting a team in to Ottawa as well as Montreal.
I live south of Boston and their has been talk of a team in Plymouth MA. The Plymouth River Eels (sp?) are supposed to be in a new stadium by somewhere between 2007 and 2009 depending on construction. No league was mentioned for the team but it would have to be either the Can-Am or Atlantic League, Atlantic League season is too long for this area so Can-Am seems more likely.
Wonder if Bangor, Albany, Pittsfield have any chance of returning? Just thinking out loud. Springfield and Hartford would also make sense
Are coming. The Montreal Royals on the "north shore" of Quebec and Ottawa. I don't know why Trois Rivieres does not have a team in their beautiful stadium. Don't hold your breath on the others, with the possible exception of the Plymouth River Eels, if a stadium is ever built. I'm surprised Pittsfield isn't considered with Waconah Park. The NECBL team can't be much of an obstacle. Utica, Glens Falls, Portsmouth, Niagara Falls (with the new Sal Muncie Stadium), would be great. The success of Brockton makes you think places like Woonsocket, Fitchburg, Asbury Park, or Perth Amboy might be worth a look.
I heard recently a possibility exists of some sort of agreement between Can Am and the Atlantic League. Supposedly, the Can Am league would operate as a minor league system for the Atlantic League. I heard that from a reporter covering a recent Somerset Patriots Game.
Pittsfield, CanAm league being there, done that!
For 2 years, crowds we're so low tha you could hear infielders talking
Wahcona Field is not up to any professionnal standards.
Glens Falls: CanAm (or Northeast League) barely survive five or six years. Beside fireworks night, crowds we're in hundreds more than thousands. East Field: the only place we're a football game made the field better for baseball!
how about ottawa, they won't have a team after this year, they could keep everything the same, still be the ottawa lynx, with the same jerseys and everything. what about a team near howell, michigan, or a team out in the adirondacks, delaware, west virginia, lake superior area, albany, they could expand north up into canada more, what about another team in connecticut
how about in Boston or right next to Boston...of course there is a 20 mile radius...enough people are tired of paying these high prices at Fenway.
Having an Independent ball club in the same city as a major league team is a tried and true idea. Look at the Northern League... they have the T-Bones in Kansas City(drawing 6,000 each game) as well as Gary, Schaumburg and Joliet in the Chicago area. Plus the American Association has the St.Paul Saints drawing 6,000 fans per game in the same geographical areas as the Twins.
they will not be coming back next season or so i have heard, they are folding, n nashua has also hinted towards folding, which means it'll be the skyhawks, rox, cutters, surf, grays, jackals, capitals, and the tornadoes, i hope the season isnt shortened, i think it should be expanded to 105, 15 games agiainst each team, 15 x 7 is 105, then is should be 2 divisions, tornadoes, rox, grays, capitals in the north and skyhawks, jackals, cutters, and surf in the south, then have the top two in each play each other like, say the jackals come in first in the south, then they will play say the rox who come in second in the north, then the capitals who come in first in the north, play say the skyhawks, who say are second in the south, they play a 5 game series, then the championship is 7 games, 3 at each stadium, and then the last is determined, by who won, game six. o and hoo should become the coaches for the skyhawks? i say, manager should be an old met, how about lenny dykstra, or todd hundley, how about brian mcrae, and pitching coach should be rick reed, or maybe lenny harris and the hitting coach could be bernard gilkey, or darryl hamilton or todd zeile, pitching coach would be dennis cook or turk wendell
not a chance of lenny dykstra coming to the skyhawks as a coach. he's plenty busy in his 2nd career (which he's actually been much more successful in and has made the money he earned in the majors look like peanuts) in the stock market. he's well respected in the financial world... if you google him, you'll find his articles, commentary, etc... you're more likely to see him on tv nowadays discussing stocks than baseball.