We recently received several press releases with more information on the Desert League’s inaugural season. The releases include an explanation of the league, a team announcement and some promotional events.
The Desert Professional Baseball League, Inc. will become the only professional independent baseball league to play in the United States during the Fall and Winter months-starting their first season on September 24th.
The brainchild of former independent player Luke Powell of San Diego, the Desert League will center around the Yuma, Arizona area-an area with tens of thousands of part-time winter visitors seeking the sunny and warm climates of southern Arizona and California.
Dedicated to giving players a second chance at playing professional baseball, each of the four inaugural teams will have a mandated 12 rookie roster rule since the league is looking for players overlooked in the June draft and who have not been able to catch on with summer independent and professional teams.
All four teams will be located within an hour’s distance of each other making travel expenses minuscule and the league will offer compensation and medical coverage for the 8-week season.
Teams will be announced shortly along with promotions guaranteed to make waves and news throughout the country according to Marketing Director John Guy.
The league will hold their Training Camp in Chandler, Arizona from September 15th thru the 19th and information can be obtained by visiting the league website at www.desertleague.com.
SAN LUIS DORADOS
The Desert Professional Baseball League, Inc. is excited to announce the admission of the San Luis Dorados baseball club as the first of their teams for the 2016 inaugural season.
The Dorados will be managed by former professional Francisco Javier Villegas-a veteran of 14 minor league seasons that reached to the top of the Mexican League with the Mexico City Reds. He also played two seasons in the New York Yankees organization. His father Francisco will be assisting. He is a former scout for both the Mexican League and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Together they operate a baseball academy in San Luis, Sonora, Mexico called Sueno
The Dorados hope to play on both sides of the border during their season as the Mexican side hosts the San Luis Cottonmen of the Liga Norte de México-a minor league of the Mexican League. The Mexican city is building a new stadium while the Arizona side plays at Joe Orduno Park.
Snowbirds beware! John Guy, the Marketing Director of the Desert Baseball League,Inc. has set a trap for you and if you are a baseball fan, you’ll have to pay $5 to see some of the wacky promotions this inaugural season.
Beginning September 24th and running through November 22nd, the only professional independent winter league will feature the following (barring a court order…):
NORTH KOREA NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK – everyone gets a single grain of rice
WITNESS RELOCATION NIGHT – come out and meet Jimmy Hoffa in the flesh!
CHEECH AND CHONG MEDICAL MARIJUANA NIGHT
DATE NIGHT – everyone receives a date from the Yuma date farms
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE NIGHT – free tater tots for everyone!
INCARCERATION NIGHT – salute Arizona DOC with Johnny Cash!
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE NIGHT – no stress and no loud noises
MOM ALWATS LIKED YOU BEST NIGHT – a tribute to the Smothers Brothers
More special nights saluting the Armed Forces, South Park, Breaking Bad, Ghostbusters, Zombies, the Blues Brothers, Kim Jong-un, Canada, the Upper Midwest, psychics, clowns gone bad, Animal House and the Church Lady.
Be prepared. The man who gave us such promotions as Ted Williams Popsicle Night, Lost Luggage Night and mimes doing instant replays has plenty of off-beat ideas swirling in his head and he’s bringing them to life for fans in Yuma, San Luis and Imperial County.