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Multiple leagues interested in Watertown ballpark lease

Watertown RamsWe have multiple pro and summer-collegiate leagues interested in placing a team in Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds after the demise of the Watertown Rams (summer collegiate; Perfect Game League).

The latest entrant: the startup East Coast Baseball League, which has three teams committed for 2015: Waterloo, Newburgh Newts and Niagara Wild. City officials have also talked with Perfect Game League and New York Collegiate Baseball League officials about a team as well. From the Watertown Daily Times:

In a Nov. 23 letter to City Council members, restaurateur Bruce Zicari, who spends his summers in Clayton, wrote that he’s interested in owning a team in the fledgling East Coast Baseball League, which approached the city in October about playing at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds….

In his letter, Zicari wrote that he is a lifelong baseball fan who believes local children deserve a baseball team “and all the excitement that it brings with it.”

“My main goals would be to provide the families of the area an enjoyable experience” and “to inspire the children of the area to enjoy this great game,” Zicari wrote.

The Rams were evicted from Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds over unpaid city charges: $303.61 for cleaning up the clubhouse after the end of the season and $113.36 for an unpaid water bill.

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