-Actual attendance down to around 100 per game for Tuesday, Wednsday and Thursday; maybe 400 on Friday night. Of that total (700), probably half are season ticket holders, so actual gate revenue for four games probably in the neighborhood of $1000 total!
-Long scheduled fireworks night abruptly cancelled out of concern for disturbing the neighbors. Thats Fieldersspeak for the pyro company wanted their money upfront, so
-AM 1220 radio pbp man Qumar Zaman gave an explanation of whats really been going on this season on the air and then quit. Up till now, hes avoided saying much about it. Q, as hes known as, is a good at the job, and I hope he finds a better employer next time around.
-Second half of double header with Chico for Sunday cancelled without reason. No money for air travel-need to get started earlier for LONG bus trip to Yuna for game on Tuesday?
-Fielders trying to lay blame on Zion for their money problems. See Ballparkdigest.com for the links.
-Growing awareness in the area of the true nature of the ownership/management of this franchise. They are slow learners, for sure, but the truth is revealing itself to them now. Not paying the players really came back to bite them. Facebook has been powerful in getting the truth out, something Ehrenriech didn't have to contend with when he's done this in the past.
All in all, I have to doubt that the team will make it through the month extant. Will the league take them over as a road team, or just cancel their remaining schedule?
Back in Zion, another dismal crowd on a beautiful Saturday night. 12-1 loss to Chico. Not going to be easy for them to find any pitching at this time of the season, especially when it's well known now that you probably won't get paid.
Here's an article about two that escaped to greener pastures...
Saltdog newcomers happy to be out of the dumps
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And to think, nearby Omaha wants one of these teams to play in a 24,000-seat stadium.
Here's a link to it...
Audio: Minor League Announcer Quits On Air
http://www.mediabistro.com/sportsnewser ... air_b11885