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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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Vendors seeking back payments from Will County, Illinois teams

A bad summer could end up being much worse for Will County CrackerJacks and Illinois Lincolns owner Jamie Toole, as creditors seek payment for housing and promotional expenses. Toole shut down both teams from play in the summer-collegiate Midwest Collegiate League before the end of the year, arguing philosophical differences with league ownership. The league […]

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Canseco suing Worcester Tornadoes over unpaid salary

Jose Canseco’s return to indy ball may be more profitable than anticipated if he prevails in a lawsuit against the Worcester Tornadoes (independent; Can-Am League) over an unpaid salary, which is causing him severe emotional distress. Canseco filed the suit today against the Tornadoes and team owner Todd Breighner for “breach of contract, defamation, unjust enrichment, failure […]

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Pacifics, North American League season to proceed as planned after court victory

Opponents of an Albert Park lease for the San Rafael Pacifics (independent; North American League) lost their motion to boot the team, allowing the team and the circuit to proceed with the 2012 season. The Albert Park Neighborhood Alliance had argued the leasing of Albert Park by the Pacifics would violate the park’s original grant, which […]

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