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I was in the Chicago suburbs for business this summer. I would have loved to check this trainwreck out in person, but they were on the road.

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Shame they won't exist next year, at least from the pure trainwreck entertainment perspective. From the perspective of making the NAL work it's for the best that they've been kicked out and will soon be no more.

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Ruh-roh!

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PRIMARILY IN WESTERN CANADA. This league is :censored:ed.

edit: at least three team websites "can not be found." League dead.

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I don't know where Google is getting that.

I count two teams in Western Canada, out of 10. There are four in Texas and one each in California, Hawaii, Arizona and (depending on if the Fielders count) Illinois.

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I just assume that the league is near death anyway. It's got a team in Hawaii, Lake County, three formerly dead Golden League teams coming in, another team daring to go head-to-head with the Omaha AAA team. It's like it has a death wish.

Eventually someone is going to come up with the idea of having another Canadian league, and try teams in Victoria, Alberta, Saskatoon, Regina, Brandon, and it'll fail miserably, meaning Calgary and Edmonton need to find another new league to play their wares in.

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Ruh-roh!

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PRIMARILY IN WESTERN CANADA. This league is :censored:ed.

edit: at least three team websites "can not be found." League dead.

Well, they are putting in an expansion (possible roadie) team based out of (where in the :censored: is) Fort McMurray, AB.

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North of Edmonton. Christ wept.

Also, Chico and Calgary have, apparently, closed shop.

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Ruh-roh!

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PRIMARILY IN WESTERN CANADA. This league is :censored:ed.

edit: at least three team websites "can not be found." League dead.

Blame Google. The rest of that sentence from the front page of the league's site is "and much of the United States, the league brings affordable family entertainment to over 2M fans each season."

Regardless, I agree, the league is boned. If the Texas teams break away, as was mentioned, that leaves Edmonton, Yuma, and four mythical on hiatus / expansion teams for next season. Maybe they patch together enough junk to start one more season, but I doubt it will happen. I'm sure some other questionable league will step in to continue the strong post-PCL tradition of awful baseball here in Edmonton though.

Also, even for low level independent minor league sports the Fort McMurray idea is unfathomably stupid.

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Ruh-roh!

OlL4r.png

PRIMARILY IN WESTERN CANADA. This league is :censored:ed.

edit: at least three team websites "can not be found." League dead.

Blame Google. The rest of that sentence from the front page of the league's site is "and much of the United States, the league brings affordable family entertainment to over 2M fans each season."

Regardless, I agree, the league is boned. If the Texas teams break away, as was mentioned, that leaves Edmonton, Yuma, and four mythical on hiatus / expansion teams for next season. Maybe they patch together enough junk to start one more season, but I doubt it will happen. I'm sure some other questionable league will step in to continue the strong post-PCL tradition of awful baseball here in Edmonton though.

Also, even for low level independent minor league sports the Fort McMurray idea is unfathomably stupid.

Never figured a team managed by Jose Canseco would be one of the few teams to be successful but the people in Yuma really do seem to love their baseball enough to keep the team alive. Maybe it's being denied their long time Spring Training games or something.

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IT'S OKAY GUYS THERE'S AN EXPANSION TEAM GOING INTO SAN RAFAEL

RIP, NABL. :( :( :(

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RIP NABL. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

They're not dead yet. They have a new California team that's not vaporware coming in San Rafael. And they still have Yuma, Maui, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, and possibly the Texas squads. And that assumes none of the rumored SoCal teams comes back.

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Fort McMurray is like 100 miles NORTH of Edmonton, has a population of less than 80k, and has no place to play. I wouldn't call them a team yet.

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RIP NABL. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Never has a fly by night organization been so mourned.

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Fort McMurray is like 100 miles NORTH of Edmonton, has a population of less than 80k, and has no place to play. I wouldn't call them a team yet.

Fort McMurray is basically a boomtown/company town for the oilsands, right? I'm surprised they haven't picked up a struggling Dub team yet.

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I'll say this. At least Schaumburg has some competent ownership and a solid league to play in next season. Finally.

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Fort McMurray is like 100 miles NORTH of Edmonton, has a population of less than 80k, and has no place to play. I wouldn't call them a team yet.

Fort McMurray is basically a boomtown/company town for the oilsands, right? I'm surprised they haven't picked up a struggling Dub team yet.

Yep, that's the polite way to describe Fort McMurray. It's way too remote for a WHL team (450 km away from the closest team in Edmonton) - I'm surprised they even have an AJHL team given the travel involved, especially with how dangerous the highway is. This baseball idea is completely insane.

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Fort McMurray is like 100 miles NORTH of Edmonton, has a population of less than 80k, and has no place to play. I wouldn't call them a team yet.

A prerequisite for NABL teams!

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Fort McMurray Fielders. Book it.

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