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Another potential AA defection: Shreveport-Bossier exploring options

Disappointing attendance and the potential to occupy better markets is causing Southern Independent Baseball to look at other options for the Shreveport-Bossier Captains (independent; American Association). The issues: the deteriorating condition of Fair Grounds Field and the inability of the local market to support professional baseball. The team owners came close to scrapping the Captains […]

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Brasfield new GM in Grand Prairie

The new owners of the Grand Prairie Airhogs (independent; American Association) brought in a familiar face to run things at QuikTrip Park at Grand Prairie: Craig Brasfield, a longtime GM in the independent-baseball world, is the team’s new vice president and general manager.   Brasfield comes to Grand Prairie after two years as the VP/GM […]

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SIB buys Grand Prairie Airhogs

Southern Independent Baseball (SIB), which already owns two American Association teams, finally breaks into the greater Dallas–Fort Worth market with the acquisition of the Grand Prairie Airhogs (independent; American Association). SIB already owns the Shreveport-Bossier Captains and the Amarillo Sox. The group is based in Dallas and had previously worked to bring a team to […]

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No Gold Sox for you!

There will be no Amarillo Gold Sox playing in the independent American Association in 2011, as the city of Marysville trademarked the Gold Sox name during the days of the old indy Western League days — and they’re not allowing its use in Texas. Southern Independent Baseball and GM Mark Lee had made the announcement […]

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American Association lands Amarillo; ULB loses court bid to halt process

The Potter County Commissioners unanimously awarded a lease for Potter County Memorial Stadium to Southern Independent Baseball, freeing the way for the independent American Association to set up shop there in 2011. The move wasn’t surprising: SIB principal Scott Berry has been an owner in good standing in the AA for several years, and the […]

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American Association frontrunner to land Amarillo lease

Potter County (Texas) will exclusively negotiate with Southern Independent Baseball for a lease at Potter County Stadium — the former Amarillo Dilla Villa — as the independent American Association is poised to move into Amarillo for the 2011 season. Southern Independent Baseball is headed by Scott Berry, who also own the Shreveport-Bossier Captains in the […]

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