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O-Tigers to Norwich for 2010

We interrupt our annual week of vacation to report on news we already nailed: The Oneonta Tigers are indeed moving to Norwich for the 2010 season.

Regular readers will remember this story:

Oneonta to Norwich?

Our reporting came to bear, as the announcement was made that the Oneonta Tigers (short season; NY-Penn League) was the franchise making the move to Norwich's Dodd Stadium for the 2010 season. The announcement came last night, and the press conference detailing the move is scheduled to begin in an hour. 

The team will honor the Damaschke Field lease, which does not include a performance clause, for the 2010 season.

Dodd Stadium was the home of the Connecticut Defenders (Class AA; Eastern League) until the franchise was moved to Richmond.

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