Could Batavia lose the Muckdogs?
Submitted by Howard Owens on August 18, 2009 - 8:19am
The Democrat and Chronicle engages in some idle speculation, raising the possibility that this could be the last year of baseball in Batavia.
The article leaves the impression that the writer has spoken with officials of the Red Wings and that the operator of the Muckdogs is undecided about the Muckdogs' future.
The average attendance this year has been 988. The article says that's down from 1,199 last year, but doesn't note that the Red Wings have instituted something new in counting attendance at NY-Penn League stadiums: Telling the truth. There's no inflation in the count this year.
The Red Wings would get only 10 percent of the sale price if the team were sold prior to next season.