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Post by toad455 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:45 pm

a Texas division by 2018?

Atlantic League: The independent Atlantic League is looking to add three more teams in Texas by the 2018 season to create a four-team Southwest Division that would include its only current Texas-based team called the Sugar Land Skeeters. Seven of the league's eight teams are located in the East (New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Maryland) and a proposed Southwest Division was discussed after the Sugar Land Skeeters were added for the 2012 season. The league is reported to be in discussions with five potential ownership groups.

Maybe Virginia Beach does join eventually to round out the league at 12 teams?

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Post by toad455 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:00 pm

Bluefish to fold after 2017 season? RoadWarriors to return or does the league have a new team ready to replace them?

http://www.fieldofschemes.com/2017/08/0 ... -concerts/

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Post by BRIDGEPORT BLUES » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:53 am

Devastating news. The Bridgeport municipal government, led by Mayor Joe Ganim, a convicted felon, has destroyed our baseball team.

I will reply when I have more information.

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Post by toad455 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:59 am

Might seem like Atlantic City could replace Bridgeport if the owners don't find a new venue in Connecticut.

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Post by toad455 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:12 am

Bridgeport to relocate to High Point, North Carolina beginning in 2019. Ownership currently exploring options to play at a temporary location in 2018.

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Post by Sharks52 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:09 am

Road Warriors back for 2018. I wonder what 2019 will bring when High Point tells the Atlantic League that they won't be ready in 2019?

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Post by toad455 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:19 pm

And yet I keep wondering about those phantom expansion teams in Texas the league always talks about bringing in. Loudoun failed, Virginia Beach failed, High Point has no info, Camden & Bridgeport got the rug pulled out from them. Atlantic City is rumored to return. The hope of this league ever going past 8 teams seems less and less realistic.

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Post by crixus » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:33 am

[quote=""toad455""]And yet I keep wondering about those phantom expansion teams in Texas the league always talks about bringing in. Loudoun failed, Virginia Beach failed, High Point has no info, Camden & Bridgeport got the rug pulled out from them. Atlantic City is rumored to return. The hope of this league ever going past 8 teams seems less and less realistic.[/quote]

Atlantic City sounds interesting, but as with all Indy League teams...I'll believe it when I see it. And I agree with you, going past 8 teams in this league doesn't seem realistic.
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Post by toad455 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:08 pm

High Point officially announced for 2019. Have to wonder where the league would be if Bridgeport & Camden weren't forced out and Virginia Beach & Loudon's teams came through. That would be 12 teams, plus whatever Texas teams might join the league. Hopefully the league considers bringing back Atlantic City and adds that 2nd Texas team. I'm sure Sugarland would much prefer another team nearby to off set travel expenses.

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