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Indy Ball Rundown: December 2011

12/07/2011

(1) Rarely does a name unveiling become more of a news story than a footnote with the local media.  But for Sports Illustrated, The Huffington Post and NBC Sports to devote time and ink to an independent baseball story, much less a simple name and logo unveiling of a team that has yet to play Read More

Indy Ball Rundown: October 19, 2011

10/19/2011

(1) The independent ball season is officially over!  The final league to wrap up their playoffs was the Atlantic League, courtesy of their longer regular season that stretches to the end of September.  This 2011 edition of the playoffs saw the York Revolution repeat as champs on October 2, beating the Long Island Ducks at Read More

Indy Ball Rundown: Playoff Preview

09/02/2011

It’s playoff season in Indy ball!  We have updates for playoff races, or first round coverag for the leagues where playoffs are already underway.  Also, the unnamed team in Schaumburg has a new owner (a local, familiar face), as well as potentially a new league for next season.  Finally, a father/son combo suit up together Read More

What A Train Wreck of a Season…

08/30/2011

After a tumultuous summer at times, the North American Baseball League wrapped up its regular season on Sunday, leaving several teams to pick up the pieces of a dreadful summer and the NAL to end its regular season a week early.  We can give Maui Na Koa Ikaika the runner-up trophy for worst professional baseball Read More

Indy Ball Rundown: Chaos in the NAL

08/14/2011

Well, it was an eventful week for the North American Baseball League, and not at all in a good way.  (1) The Lake County Fielders forfeited a game for using little league baseballs.  (2) An ugly brawl between two former major leaguers in Tuesday’s Yuma/Chico game ended in a forfeit and a police investigation.  (3) Read More