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Recent Additions:
2018 September 1: Baseball - Ottawa Champions
2018 August 26: Baseball - Pittsburg Diamonds
2018 August 20: Baseball - Joliet Slammers
2018 August 11: Baseball - West Virginia Black Bears
2018 August 5: Baseball - Diablos Rojos del México



Time for the bi-annual ritual of updating the website to reflect the changes in the landscape of one sport or another. If it's autumn, this must be hockey.

This has been an unusually gentle offseason. No city has completely lost hockey. The SPHL Mississippi RiverKings have suspended operations, and while there's no guarantee they will return, they're not officially gone yet. The ECHL Quad City Mallards have folded, but one of three new teams this year is the SPHL Quad City Storm. In addition to the Storm, the Newfoundland Growlers and Maine Mariners (both of the ECHL) are debuting this year.

Here's hoping the temporary loss of hockey in Southport doesn't become permanent.




"What's the Bush League Factor?" you may be thinking.

Basically, it's a not-too-serious attempt at quantifying how lousy some of the logos in minor league hockey and baseball are. Certain offenses have been catalogued -- cartoony logos, logos with irrelevant features in them (such as a bear in the logo for a team called the "Aces"), trendy and/or garish colors, and so forth. Each offense has been given a point value, and the scores have been added up.

Some people would say that I need to get a life, and they may be right, but until then I'm going to keep working on this.

Updates should come roughly once a week during the season...maybe more often, maybe less. Keep checking to see what I have to say. With every update one team (sometimes more if I'm feeling ambitious) will be spotlighted. Teams will be done in a seemingly random order (it isn't, but the exact order is left as an exercise to the reader).

Navigation is fairly straightforward. Look at the links on the left and click on the team or department you want to go to.

If you wish to contact me, the best way is through the Facebook page. If you're old school and prefer e-mail, my username is daniel and my domain is the same as that for this page. I avoid putting the two together because I get more than enough spam as it is. Be warned that I often go months without checking the e-mail for this site, whereas I'm on Facebook fairly often. Comments are welcome and encouraged. Particularly witty comments may get put on the website. Particularly stupid ones may as well. Sending me e-mail regarding the Bush League Factor constitutes acceptance of these terms (which is a fancy way of saying, "No, you can't sue me for putting your e-mail on the webpage!").


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