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Pacific Association suspends Vallejo Admirals

Pacific AssociationThe Vallejo Admirals will not be part of the independent Pacific Association until the team comes current on its bills to players, staff and the city for the ballpark lease.

From a league press release: “Pacific Association Commissioner Mike Marshall informed the Admirals’ ownership that effective July 15th all future Admirals’ games would no longer be officially sanctioned by the League and would not count in the League’s official standings or statistics. Marshall stated that the Admirals could re-enter the league this season at such time as the team fully paid all its current and past players, coaches, employees and umpires; brought its stadium rent current; and presented satisfactory proof to the League that it could and would operate the franchise in accordance with the Pacific Association’s Operating Agreement and By-laws to assure the team’s capacity to operate through the end of the 2013 season.”

“While the Pacific Association is disappointed with the present situation in Vallejo, we are hopeful that today’s actions will afford ownership the opportunity to right the Admirals ship and put the team back on track consistent with our League’s principles,” said Marshall. “We remain committed to keeping a franchise in Vallejo and are optimistic that the community and ownership will overcome these difficulties.”

The Admirals had been scheduled for a Hawaii road trip to take on Maui Na Koa Ikaika and the Hawaii Stars, but backed out and were replaced by the East Bay Lumberjacks.

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