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Oneonta Tigers Relocating to Norwich, CT


Brian in Boston

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The New York-Penn League has announced that the Oneonta Tigers have filed an application to relocate to Norwich, Connecticut's Dodd Stadium in time for the 2010 season. The announcement took place at a press conference in Norwich this afternoon. Team owner Miles Prentice and the NYPL's relocation committee were on hand at the press conference. A thumbs-up of the relocation is expected to be a given, pending approval of the league, MiLB officials and the MLB Commissioner's office.

Prentice said that due to the late start that the team is making into the market, as well as rules regarding the time-table for changes in team identities and logos, the franchise would likely be known as the Connecticut Tigers for the first year in Norwich. Additionally, he said that the league's divisions wouldn't be realigned. He also pledged that baseball would be returned in "some form or fashion" to Oneonta.

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My one suitemate at Cortland is from Oneonta and worked with the team for the past 5 years and the old owner is part of his family. He says it is a very bad day in Oneonta and the past owner is upset because there was an agreement to stay in Oneonta through this season, however he does receive some money for breaking that agreement.

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My one suitemate at Cortland is from Oneonta and worked with the team for the past 5 years and the old owner is part of his family. He says it is a very bad day in Oneonta and the past owner is upset because there was an agreement to stay in Oneonta through this season, however he does receive some money for breaking that agreement.

Sad day indeed. The League Championship trophy is named after Sam Nader (the former owners) late wife Alice and the Executive of the year is named after Mr nader Himself. This "Attorney" had no intention of keeping the team here. I dont thik the sale of the Tigers was about "Money" with Mr Nader and Mr Levine, as they are both in their 90s. They Both fought long and hard to keep the game in Oneonta.They did an outstanding job in doing so. The Obituary for the team, if anyone cares can be found at thedailystar.com.

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