Sunday, April 08, 2007

Bay Area Toros To Play Professional Baseball In Clear Lake

By Robert H. Kelly
(League City, TX-April 8, 2007) Professional baseball will be come to the Clear Lake/League City area in May in the name of the Bay Area Toros.

Ron Baron, President and CEO of the Continental Baseball League (CBL) has announced that League City, Texas has been awarded one of the four franchises for the inaugural season in the independent league.

The Toros will play a 12 week, 60 game schedule, with the first game occurring on May 27, 2007. They will play their games at Clear Creek High School and will be managed by local coaching legend Jim Bolt.

The Toros roster, in addition to the other teams in the league will consist of 20-25 players, with many of them coming from the local college ranks, along with other young professional players from independent and Class A minor league teams.

The league will held tryouts in Dallas on March 30-31, with the Toros holding tryout locally on April 15, 22, and 29.

Other teams in the league are the Tarrant County Blue Thunder, the Lewisville Lizards, and Dallas based Texas Heat.

The CBA, which is striving to be fan friendly, will offer tickets from $5.00 to $10.00 and will and have complementary parking at each ballpark.
TexSport Publications will stay on top of this new league and will provide further information as opening day approaches.

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