Kaval Out as CEO

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Post by LaVidaLoca » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:22 am

Heard this was coming...but soccer? This is just the start of the GBL changes to come. Kaval helped create the issues but was smart to leave now. Being on the board is probably Safeway saying stay on the board...Next up we'll soon see who exercises options on players which should lead to more news and teams shuffling, leaving or changing leagues. Should get interesting in the next 3 weeks.

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Post by preeths » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:26 am

Not only soccer, but Major League Soccer:
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Post by smallballfan » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:18 am

Does anyone think the GBL comes back at all? Outside Canada, what do they really have? If Tucson is considered, the travel alone would kill them unless Yuma somehow manages to become viable, which it won't.

Hopefully the house of cards has finally fallen.

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Post by ChicoOutlawsFan » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:16 pm

I'll bet the Portland Timbers in MLS gave him an idea. They ended Portland Beavers baseball at PGE Park. True sports fans loathe the MLS Timbers because of it. Now Kaval wants to explore professional SOCCER? Where? MLS? Oh, puh-LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE! :eek:

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Does this mean?

Post by LivefromChico » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:08 pm

Now that Kavel has gone to San Jose with the Earthquakes of MLS, does this mean that we'll soon hear stories about the players there not being paid, sponsors getting screwed and coaches forgetting to order soccer balls? The amazing thing to me in all of this is that he not only got another job, but one with a league that is actually legit as opposed to the GBL. Those poor bastards have no idea what they just got themselves into...

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Post by stg2010 front office » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:58 pm

the GBL's gain is the MLS's loss.

Does NO one bother to do any research?

"Well, what kind of track record does he have with the GBL?"
"Contracts violated, bills not paid, players not paid, team failure after team failure..."
"Hey, looks good to me! Just the kind of leadership we're desperately in need of."

Simply amazing.
Oh well, one down, one to go...

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Post by BaseballJay » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:11 pm

Prediction for Kaval's first year in San Jose:

Fans wake up and find their roster filled with former pro players such as Alexi Lalas, Eric Wynalda, Pele, and Maradona. Jose Canseco will be added once Kaval remembers how he once used his head to volley a baseball over an outfield wall. Still bankrupt Canseco signs because Kaval convinces him that "San Jose" is really a rich relative. ESPN gives San Jose national attention when Brandi Chastain becomes the first woman to play MLS soccer. Kaval decides an unbalanced schedule is best, and gives his team sixty "home" games, and those are to be played in a dirt parking lot at a Wal-Mart to take advantage of the night lighting. Despite a complete lack of seating, average attendance for those games sets a new MLS record at 603,000 per game. Sponsors begin to ask questions about the lack of fans, but Kaval tells them they "just got to the game too late." Playing the league's permanent travel team, the Galapagos Tortoises, in the semi-finals, San Jose wins by default because Kaval's hotel sponsor kicks the visitors to the street for non-payment of hotel bills. Kaval rejoices in his luck because he forgot to order soccer balls for the match anyway. The championship game against Chico at Nettleton Stadium, which was converted to a soccer stadium after the Outlaws were well, "outlawed," goes into penalty kicks. Kaval decides that this is the perfect opportunity to raise funds, and sells each of the five penalty kicks to the highest bidder. Kaval promises them all that the balls are really filled with gold and they'll get to keep them after they attempt the kick. Christian Okoye, Pat Sajak, Ricky Henderson, a Safeway executive and Jose Canseco all get duped into the scam. The first four miraculously score but San Jose is down 5-4 as Canseco steps up. As he's running to the ball, a steroid needle falls out of of his shorts and punctures the ball, instantly deflating it. As he kicks it, it flutters to the baseline, and stops. No goal. San Jose loses. Soccer is ruined. And Kaval takes the GM job with the Raiders.
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Post by smallballfan » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:02 pm

I bow to the greatness of Jay. Funny (yet probably more prophetic than ficticious)!

Saw a comment on the Yuma paper's story on this, a person wrote that the headline on the story should be "Earthquakes run out of honest people to hire." Had to laugh.

I truly hope this is the end of the Golden League and that someone can get a real baseball league going in some of these markets. Though over six or seven years, one can only get screwed over so many times. Sad.

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Post by FormerGM » Fri May 27, 2011 7:57 am

fans, players, employees and good owners listen up Kaval and those like him are the reason Independent Baseball has the bad name it does and until the good owners/leagues run these guys out and vette them properly not just how much $ do you have this WILL continue and us baseball lovers and the game itself will suffer.

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