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Jones GM for new Victoria team

Holly Jones is the first general manager of the new Victoria (B.C) team in the summer-collegiate West Coast League. Jones, a former assistant GM with the Corvallis Knights in the same circuit, brings marketing experience from JetBlue, CAA and the NBA to her new position. She’ll be charged with everything on the business side of the […]

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WCL expands to Victoria for 2013

It’s official: Baseball returns to Victoria’s Royal Athletic Park in 2013, as the summer-collegiate West Coast League signs a three-year lease for the historic facility. We reported on negotiations for this move last fall. John McLean and Dwight Willet will own the team after coming to a lease agreement. Pro ball was played at Royal […]

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WCL eyes Victoria for 2013

The summer-collegiate West Coast League is negotiating to put a team in Victoria’s Royal Athletic Park for the 2013 season. It would be the circuit’s first foray into Canada. Currently the league features teams in Washington State and Oregon. Royal Athletic Park was home to the Victoria Seals (independent; North American League) for two seasons […]

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Seals: Canaries in the coal mine?

Many in baseball were stunned when respected operators Darren and Russ Parker pulled the plug on the Victoria Seals (independent; Golden Baseball League) for the 2011 season, citing issues with the city and concerns about the future of the GBL. Was the decision a harbinger of what’s to come with independent baseball? When the Parkers, […]

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