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Forum: NL 08-16-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 13,219
Wink Now they are two

A facility is to be built next to the Field of Dreams movie set.
http://www.northernleague.co/news/index.html?article_id=13
Forum: FL 08-16-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,560
It's still the economy. Nothing has been the same...

It's still the economy. Nothing has been the same since 2008.
Forum: FL 08-16-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,986
The reason why I am entrenched at Railcats games...

The reason why I am entrenched at Railcats games today is because of the great atmosphere at Silver Cross Field before Gary's ballpark was finished. I was hooked and wanted more.
Forum: PBL 07-04-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,776
Geez! Every time I return to the boards after a...

Geez! Every time I return to the boards after a long absence, I find someone or someones thinks the PBL is up to some sort of shenanigans. Nothing can be further from the truth. The PBL is simply...
Forum: NL 03-06-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 40,387
Hindsight is always 20/20. :wink: I miss the...

Hindsight is always 20/20. :wink:

I miss the Fielders. I miss all the Chicago area teams making stops in Gary, for that matter. Following independent/minor league baseball without local...
Forum: PBL 03-06-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,037
The Splash seem to be the Gary Splash on Facebook...

The Splash seem to be the Gary Splash on Facebook too.
Forum: PBL 03-06-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,037
I don't think this is a poke in the eye of the...

I don't think this is a poke in the eye of the ABA. That ship sailed a long time ago. These are just a bunch of guys (teams) that enjoy the sport of basketball and are willing to play wherever they...
Forum: FL 01-22-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,860
As a Railcats fan, there is nothing I would like...

As a Railcats fan, there is nothing I would like to see better. Move to the FL. Good baseball and good rivalries is what I want. It is difficult to development rivalries with the likes of Laredo...
Forum: PBL 12-30-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,729
Hahahahahaha! Too funny. :grin: No one seems...

Hahahahahaha! Too funny. :grin:

No one seems to have money for tickets/sponsorships to keep teams afloat. Once this recession is over in another 5-10 years then maybe actual professional minor...
Forum: PBL 12-28-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,729
not so fast, I only learned of the possible...

not so fast,
I only learned of the possible IBA/PBL merger a few days ago on Facebook. I cut the IBA Splash loose way back in the summer when it became apparent the Splash were not going to return...
Forum: PBL 12-28-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,729
Actually, the issue with the city not being able...

Actually, the issue with the city not being able to properly maintain the venue (Gary Genesis Center) relates directly to the Gary Splash (and any other team wanting to play there)...but what do I...
Forum: PBL 12-28-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,729
Having professional venues would help though....

Having professional venues would help though. Cities like Gary no longer have funds to properly maintain their city parks and venues. That is when an actual professional franchise has to step up.
Forum: PBL 12-28-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,729
What are the makings of a professional league? ...

What are the makings of a professional league? Simple answer. Does it meet Paul\'s criteria for a professional minor league? Oursportscentral doesn\'t list the IBA anywhere...and for good reason....
Forum: PBL 12-26-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,729
I agree 100%. Ironically, I stopped buying...

I agree 100%.

Ironically, I stopped buying season tickets and following the IBA Gary Splash when they moved to a church gym this season. That is a little too unprofessional for my tastes.

This...
Forum: D-League 11-16-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 18,654
La Crosse, WI demonstrated how they preferred...

La Crosse, WI demonstrated how they preferred trade shows to minor league sports ages ago. That was prior to 2008 however. Maybe they are not as picky now?!?

Maybe the Bulls will seek a sole...
Forum: IBL 11-16-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 27,855
The IBA needs deeper pockets. They need to spend...

The IBA needs deeper pockets. They need to spend money promoting before they can be called a true professional league, IMO. Before that can happen, potential fans and sponsors have to feel better...
Forum: IBL 11-02-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 27,855
We're over four years into the Great Recession. ...

We're over four years into the Great Recession. Maybe in another five or six years the economy will recover enough that professional venues will be available, fans will have money, and the IBA can...
Forum: AA 09-18-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,490
There's nothing wrong with Wichita, except they...

There's nothing wrong with Wichita, except they beat the daylights out of Gary this season. I actually like their manager because he's so laid-back. It took me months to realize he was the manager...
Forum: FL 09-18-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 32,926
Exactly Paul. You asked me what I would do. I...

Exactly Paul. You asked me what I would do. I would padlock the facilities, set the alarms, and shutter that place down immediately. I agree, the last thing you want is someone ripping out assets...
Forum: IBL 09-17-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 27,855
Gary went on a road trip to play the Los Angeles...

Gary went on a road trip to play the Los Angeles Lightning. Aren't the Lightning an IBL team?!? I don't know. Maybe not. Everything is so last minute and little publicity. Is the IBA still...
Forum: AA 09-17-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,490
It has been a long time coming, but I'm glad they...

It has been a long time coming, but I'm glad they beat the likes of teams like Fargo and Witchita. Maybe Gary can get back on the championship track again.
Forum: FL 09-17-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 32,926
Well, the old lease isn't worth the paper it was...

Well, the old lease isn't worth the paper it was written on now that the original owner is in default. So you're absolutely correct, the Riverhawks will need a new lease in hand...which brings me...
Forum: FL 09-14-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 32,926
Loves Park is not a city-owned stadium

Keep the utilities on, yes...for awhile. Maintain the property, no...not at all. If an owner cannot be found soon then winterize and shutter the ballpark, but continue to market the property. ...
Forum: FL 09-14-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 32,926
...and if the bank cannot find an owner? The...

...and if the bank cannot find an owner? The bank won't bulldoze the site, but the bank is not likely to maintain the ballpark or keep the utilities on either.

Actual good news from the...
Forum: PBL 08-17-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,974
I'm not surprised. It's located in a high rent...

I'm not surprised. It's located in a high rent area and there is absolutely zero market for a facility like that.
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