Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Bad news next door

In the summer of 2004, the Texas Collegiate League began playing summer baseball, giving the players from the fertile proving grounds in the state a chance to show off for the scouts and stay close to home at the same time.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, seven of the nine TCL teams are talking about leaving the league and the league has threatened a legal response.

This isn't good news. The league had a chance to be one of the better summer leagues simply because of its geographical location. Now, the threat of red tape, legal processes, etc., etc. casts a shadow over the TCL, regardless of how the situation is rectified.

The rumor around here is a couple of big names in area baseball are trying to lure a summer league here for 2008. Let's hope, if it gets off the ground, it enjoys a smoother ride than the TCL is enduring right now.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home