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"Professional" Baseball team trades 9 players, releases 14 others

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chris17, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Chris17

    Chris17 Member

    Extremely entertaining story from Chicago area...


    It involves Jose Canseco throwing knuckleballs, Kevin Costner owning his own baseball team, and said baseball team trading or releasing pretty much their entire roster in one day. Enjoy.
  2. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    ... and Pete LaCock, an SportsJournalists.com favorite.
  3. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    The players wanted more money because they had high SLG, but the team said they put waaaaay too much importance on SLG and released them [/crossthread]
  4. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    They were tired of their players hitting home runs and wanted more singles.
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Is this Tim Johnson the same one who was fired by the Blue Jays after lying about his Vietnam service record?
  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    I'm still wondering how they plan to pay the players they just traded for.
  7. Chris17

    Chris17 Member

    Yep, same dude. So let's recap.... the managers in this story are Tim Johnson (the Vietnam guy), Jose Canseco (all around ass clown), and Pat MaCock.

    BTW - rumors are the NABL doesn't even recognize batting averages. Just slugging, home runs, and overall hit distance. Dream league for Canseco.
  8. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    For some strange reason my initial reaction when I saw the first post and the link was "The Cubs did what now?"
  9. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    this story is tremendous. how about “All our bills and airfares have been paid," teams in this league fly on road trips? Canseco is an assclown but i feel a little for him now. He just seems to be remorseful about being the Henry Hill of the steroid era (keeping quiet when all was good but ratting on everyone when it went bad). how great is it that Canseco pitched and also put pitchers in the field. he should've tried to raise money with a charity boxing match vs. Tim Johnson. another great quote in the story --
    "They can cash their checks tomorrow once the Bank of Waukegan opens."
  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    The NABL is a Rube Goldberg league. One division is centered mostly in the Southwest (Yuma plus Texas teams Mc Allen, Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg and San Angelo) left over from the UBL; the rest some remnants from the GBL: Chico, Edmonton, Calgary, Lake County and Maui ... so, yeah, they gotta fly some.
  11. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    Lake County was in the Northern League last year, as a first year team, not the GBL.

    The eight-team Northern League folded when four teams went to the American Association (Gary, Fargo-Moorhead, KC and Winnipeg). The remaining four were going to be in the NABL. Then Joliet and Schaumburg fell apart in disputes with the respective cities. Joliet was sold and joined the Frontier League. Schaumburg was sold and is dark this year (rumored to be going into the AA next year).

    Rockford folded, then Kalamazoo from the Frontier League was moved there and Rockford ended up back in the FL.

    The left only Lake County as a team in the NABL.
  12. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    The joys of minor league baseball.

    I know when Edmonton joined the GBL a few years ago they promoted it as and Independent league at roughly a AA level, for those that follow the league, would this still be accurate?
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