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Great article on Independent baseball

Post by Fran » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:52 pm

Very good article! ... 1440381696

In 1994, Bill Lee was interviewing to become commissioner of an independent baseball league when he faced a pointed question: “Why would you want this job when the league’s going to be out of business in a year?”

“I said, ‘Well, if I take it, I hope it’s not. It better not be,’ ” recalls Mr. Lee, an unpretentious former minor-league and independent-league player.

Twenty-one years later, he is still the commissioner, and the Frontier League is now the oldest active independent baseball league in the country. But the question still sits in the back of Mr. Lee’s mind—and hovers over independent teams everywhere.

Independent baseball is an umbrella term for any league not affiliated with Major League Baseball—the 30 MLB teams and their minor-league farm clubs. The quality of play in independent leagues is comparable to that in the affiliated minors, but that’s where the similarities end.

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Post by crixus » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:34 pm

That was good. Thanks for sharing! :D

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