The drama over the future of United League Baseball in Amarillo was heightened when the beleaguered indy circuit bounced a check to Potter County for Amarillo Dilla Villa back rent, but the league quickly wired funds to cover it.
Potter County ordered ULB to make up $100,000 in back rent for the home of the Amarillo Dillas with three payments: $25,000 on Sept. 17, $25,000 last Friday, and $50,000 this coming Thursday. It was the Sept. 17 payment that bounced because of insufficient funds; the second payment reportedly went through with no problems.
The problem for ULB: perception. There’s a lot of buzz out there about employees and vendors not being paid, compounded by issues facing the league in Laredo over back rent; even if the buzz were not true, bouncing a rent check is a black eye even when the problem is immediately corrected. As a league, having people think you are facing financial issues is a killer.
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