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It’s official: Vallejo Admirals in Pacific Association for 2013

Pacific AssociationA lease for Wilson Park has been approved for 2013, clearing the way for the Vallejo Admirals to debut in the independent Pacific Association.

The approval puts the league lineup at four, with two teams in California and two in Hawaii. In addition, the league will play against pro teams from the independent Freedom Baseball League and local amateur teams.

The locals are thrilled:

Owner [Mike] Shapiro believes the Admirals can be one of Vallejo’s top tourist attractions, seconded by Mike Browne of the Vallejo Convention and Visitors Bureau.

“It really is some great news for Vallejo and the surrounding area. I’m sure it means a lot for tourism,” Browne said. “The all-American pastime comes to our town. How cool is that? These kinds of teams play some great baseball but the owners and organizers also know how to entertain and make the experience so much fun for the fans.”

Having the Admirals in town “is a great idea that can’t do anything negative for baseball or Vallejo,” said Josh Ramos, varsity baseball coach at Vallejo High School.

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