The independent Atlantic League will have a new divisional structure for 2014, with the eight teams split into the Liberty and Freedom divisions.
The Somerset Patriots, Long Island Ducks, Camden Riversharks and Bridgeport Bluefish are in the Liberty Division; the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Sugar Land Skeeters, Lancaster Barnstormers and York Revolution are in the Freedom Division.
“This division alignment prepares the Atlantic League for the creation of the Western Division as teams are added in Texas, and other markets, over the next few years,” said Atlantic League President Peter Kirk. “It will also create a well-balanced travel schedule and continue to enhance fun, local rivalries amongst the four Liberty Division teams which are within close proximity of one another.”
Over the next few years the League plans to expand from eight to twelve teams, which will join the existing teams in the major metropolitan markets of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Houston.
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