September 10, 2008

R News: As It Happens, Where It Happens

R News: As It Happens, Where It Happens: "Baseball in Batavia nearly died over the winter. Given a second chance at life, the Muckdogs have run with the opportunity.

There's a lot of history here. The Batavia franchise is a charter member of the New York-Penn League dating back to 1939. But the game of baseball outgrew small town America and last winter, facing an economic and organizational crisis, the Muckdogs nearly folded."

... The Low-A Cardinals' affiliate Batavia Muckdogs are doing well in their playoffs, but the organization that is the Batavia Muckdogs has made a comeback of its own. This story tells you what that it took to accomplish a better organization and team.