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Pacifics launch season tonight

It will either be a unqualified success or an amazing crash, as the San Rafael Pacifics (independent; North American League) open team history tonight at Albert Park. We’ll give the Pacifics ownership big props for gutsiness: down to two years, they and Bob Young, owner of Maui Na Koa Ikaika, went out and added two […]

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New for 2012: Hawaii Stars

The second new team in the independent North American League has been announced: the Hawaii Stars will be owned and run by the existing Na Koa Ikaika Maui ownership. The team doesn’t have a home yet, but owner Bob Young and other NAL officials are looking at playing some games at Wong Stadium in Hilo, a […]

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OC Flyers owners double down on NAL with purchase of Na Koa Ikaika Maui

Three owners of the Orange County Flyers have doubled down their investment in the new independent North American League with a purchase of Na Koa Ikaika Maui from Xcellence in Entertainment. The trio — owner Harris Tulchin, managing member Leroy Pettigrew and investor Bob Young — announced their purchase via a press release. They’ve been […]

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OC Flyers pitch woo at Fullerton for new ballpark by threatening to leave

It is an interesting new-ballpark bargaining strategy, to be sure: threaten to leave the market before serious negotiations begin. But that’s exactly what the press release sent out by the Orange County Flyers (independent; Golden Baseball League) lays out. The OC Flyers haven’t been the biggest of successes in the indy circuit, though the team […]

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