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Edinburg to negotiate new lease with RoadRunners ownership, passes on American Association

Despite having problems with unpaid rent at Edinburg Baseball Stadium, the Edinburg City Council decided to go ahead with lease negotiations with the Edinburg Roadrunners (independent; United League Baseball) for 2013 and beyond. Problems with unpaid rent at the end of the 2012 season caused the council to terminate the ballpark lease with Edinburg Equities, […]

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Diamond Sports walks away from North American League management

Diamond Sports and Entertainment, which founded the independent Golden Baseball League and formed the North American League via merger, has walked away from the circuit as league management. Kevin Outcalt, the league commissioner who was part of the original Golden Baseball League, left the organization on March 7, according to a press release issued by […]

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New ballpark on tap for Abilene

In announcing the addition of the Abilene Prairie Dogs to the independent North American League lineup, team ownership announced efforts were underway to procure a new ballpark for the 2013 season. It’s not the first time Byron Pierce and John Bryant have fielded a team in Abilene; they owned the Abilene Prairie Dogs in the […]

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Bell files bankruptcy, preventing LaGrave Field foreclosure

With Amergy Bank threatening to foreclose on LaGrave Field, owner Carl Bell yesterday filed for bankruptcy protection, allowing him to keep control of the historic ballpark. After the independent American Association pulled the team’s membership because Bell couldn’t put up a letter of credit for the 2012 season, he turned his sights to the independent […]

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McAllen Thunder details released

As we surmised last week, the new McAllen Thunder (independent; North American League) will be a semi-travel team for the 2011 season, playing its “home” games out of Edinburg Stadium and run by the owners of the Edinburg Roadrunners. Using the name (and uniforms and caps and marks, we assume) of last year’s Coastal Bend […]

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