Pecos League continues to push the envelope

By: Devon Teeple

Despite some struggles with attendance earlier in the year, the Pecos League has almost made it through their first official season and is days away from crowning its first Champion. 

Andrew Dunn, commissioner of the Pecos League has always been very open with me during my write-ups, “We are committed to play in our cities for 2012 season and we have no financial losses…” 

With that being said, 2012 is looking like it will be a go, and expansion continues to be the main topic. The following cities have been targeted; Del Rio Texas, Odessa, Clovis and Pueblo are the front-runners, while others in this recruitment process (Trinidad), couldn’t have things going any better. 

Trinidad Colorado City Manager Ed Gil de Rubio says “the city is partnering with the Trinidad and Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce to seek approval to be home to an expansion team in the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs…” 

For a league that is one year in, has gone through quite a bit to get to this point, and with a city that is looking for any way to be a part of it, it is more than any commissioner could ask for. 

Andrew Dunn is obviously excited that all parties are on the same page, but this will not only be good for the fans, but good for the city in terms of revenue. 

“I spoke to Mr. Dunn today. It’s a very exciting time for us,” Gil de Rubio said. “It’s a very reputable league, and would definitely be a revenue generator for the city. It comes with a list of references from other city managers throughout the Southwest.” 

What gives the Pecos League an advantage is that they don’t play in cities where other professional/Independent teams exist. Whether its luck or an ingenious strategy, the Pecos League has the ability to corner the market and really make a name for themselves. Now, with 37 players who have advanced to higher independent or affiliated baseball, it’s hard for people not to take notice. 

For those looking to stay updated on all Pecos League action, follow this link to check out their website.

Devon is an author for the Business of Sports Network, which includes the Biz of Baseball, the Biz of Football, the Biz of Basketball and the Biz of Hockey. He is also a contributor to the Canadian Baseball Network. Devon is a Demand Media Studios writer, featured writer on Examiner.com , member of the Yarbarker Network, contributor to FullCountPitch Magazine and is an Associate member of The Professional Writers Association of Canada.
Devon is a former professional baseball player with the River City Rascals & Gateway Grizzlies, and is now an independent scout.

He has continued to further his knowledge by completing
Sports Management Worldwide's Baseball General Manager Class and interning with The Football Outsiders.
Currently, Devon is a Manager at a financial institution in Northern Ontario Canada, and can be reached at
devon@thegmsperspective.com

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