Facing financial problems, the London Rippers (independent; Frontier League) ownership is withdrawing its membership in the circuit as of midnight tonight, replaced by the Road Warriors, with any home games moving to the opponent’s ballpark.
The word comes from league officials, who have been presented with a steady deterioration in the team’s finances, a deterioration first seen when the team was barred from selling beer at Labatt Park and accelerating this weekend when the Rippers were evicted from their team store and offices for lack of payment.
The first Road Warriors game will be played Thursday, with a doubleheader scheduled against the Lake Erie Crushers in Avon. All seats will be a dollar both Thursday and Friday, with dollar beer, soda and hot dogs scheduled for Thursday.
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