SALE OF RED LEGS COMPLETE
Geno Costello was handed the keys to the Red Legs this week as former owner John Cheslock steps down and moves into his new role as exclusively being commissioner of the league.
"I have complete confidence in Geno and look forward to seeing what he does with the organization," Cheslock said.
When asked if he is pulling for them to win, Cheslock answered, "Of course. I hope they do well. Those were guys I brought up and groomed and I only hope the best for them."
Details on Costello's plan to move and rename the team have not been announced but the commissioner said some news should be forthcoming. The new owner hails from the northwest and will join the Washington Wolves as the only west coast teams.
MILLER ROAD PARADE
NEWFLASH: PAPER MAKES CUTBACKS
Hard to believe it's been already a year since the ACBA News began publishing it's bi-monthly periodical. But the league is set to change its format with regards to the release of subsequent issues. No longer will the publication fire up the printer every 2 months, but will do so, going forward, on a more needed basis. "This will help keep the fluff pieces down and just put out more pertinent information to keep owners up to speed on what's going on around the league," ACBA News Editor in Chief said. "We can also make some cuts backs on our staff writers and help the league save on added costs."
The league wasn't immediately available for comment but a representative did say that even though no set amount of issues is planned and that the number may vary, that owners can expect 2-3 issues a year as news develops. The source added that while most of the articles published will be informative, they are not completely doing away with entertainment pieces.
Congratulations to the 2013 Awards recipients and thanks to all of the owners who took the time to vote.
Manager of the Year - Brent Ford, Michigan
MVP - Miguel Cabrera, Green Bay
Cy Young - Max Scherzer, Flint
Alan Trammell - Chris Davis, Florida
Fireman - Craig Kimbrel, Merrimack
HEY WHO'S THE NEW GUY?
We're happy to announce the presence of Chris Olin, the new replacement owner for the former Cooperstown Devil's Rejects.
Chris got to see a very limited amount of game action this summer, coming in for the final four games of the regular season, but it was a chance to get his feet wet as we head into the offseason.
"It gives me a chance to look around, get a feel for things and do a little scouting," Olin said when he took over the team back in late August. "I'm glad to be a part of the league and I look forward to the 2014 season."
Olin has a busy fall planned as the team will be moving to the Houston area while the owner begins making executive decisions on personnel. Welcome to the league, Chris!