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Futures League lands Worcester ballpark lease

After the demise of a Can-Am League team and a season-long hiatus from organized baseball, Worcester and Holy Cross have signed a deal to bring a summer-collegiate Futures Collegiate Baseball League team to Fitton Field. As you’ll recall, pro baseball in the form of the Worcester Tornadoes flamed out spectacularly in 2011, with the team […]

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Boulton: Look for announcement of new indy league this month

Frank Boulton’s new independent-baseball project will be announced this month, with cities like Worcester on tap to host teams in the development-oriented circuit. It’s no secret Boulton, founder of the Atlantic League and the Long Island Ducks, has been working on putting together a league that would potentially play in former pro venues in Worcester, […]

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American Association, Can-Am League to play interconnected schedule again in ’13

The independent American Association and Can-Am League will once again play an interconnected schedule in 2013, as the AA deals with an odd number of teams and the Can-Am League deals with an uncertain situation in Worcester. Right now we’ve seen a few schedules released by American Association teams, and while they include play against […]

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Breighner: Tornadoes are in good financial shape

Saying there’s no chance he’ll explore bankruptcy, Worcester Tornadoes (independent; Can-Am League) owner Todd Breighner says the team’s balance sheet is in good shape and he will rebound from financial setbacks. The team was locked out of offices earlier this week after the local Hilton Garden Inn went to court to satisfy a $32,562 bill. This follows […]

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League may take over Tornadoes

The independent Can-Am League may take over the Worcester Tornadoes a day after employees were locked out of offices and the team shop to satisfy a lien. Usually it’s the last gasp of a team when personnel are locked out of the office, so it’s no surprise Miles Wolff and crew are mapping their next […]

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Tornadoes locked out of offices, team shop

After losing team uniforms to satisfy a lien, Worcester Tornadoes (independent; Can-Am League) offices and team store were seized by a creditor, with the team locked out. The seizing came this afternoon after papers were served against the team and owner Todd Breighner over nonpayment of a $32,562 debt against the Hilton Garden Inn. The Inn won a judgement […]

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