It appears as though the newly formed Desert League is still moving ahead with their plans to debut the league in August. The league, which is slated to play 60 games taking place from August to October, has sent out a press release detailing additions to their staff.
The Desert League of Professional Baseball announced today the following additions to their front office for the 2016 season:
Director of Marketing, John Guy of Peoria, Arizona
The former GM of the Bisbee-Douglas Copper Kings of the Arizona-Mexico League, John has made national news with his wacky promotions, been featured on ESPN and in Sports Illustrated and has over three decades experience working in minor league sports-basketball, football and hockey included.
Director of Public Relations, Aaron Cooper of Madison, West Virginia
The former News Editor for the Parkersburg (W.Va.) News and Sentinel, Butch has been the Sports Editor of the Portsmouth (Ohio) Daily Times and has worked for the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette, the Coal Valley News, the Gallipolis (Ohio) Daily Tribune, the Point Pleasant (W.Va.) Register and the Daily Sentinel of Pomeroy (Ohio). He has over 17 years experience in news and sports writing, photography and design.
League Statistician, Tim Tucker, Winston Salem, North Carolina
After 25 years in bookselling for a New England book chain, Tim changed careers and now works in accounting. His passion is tracking and archiving the basketball careers of U.S. players both here in the states and abroad. His first love has always been baseball and Tim is an ardent fan of the old Washington Senators.
We will release more information as well as a Q & A with a league executive in the near future. Subscribe to Indy Ball Island and check back often for more news including tryout information!