Posted by Mark J. Miller on May 23, 2012 11:44 AM
Every weekend, millions of kids take to the baseball fields of the world and hope that they’ll play well enough to win and be noted for their excellence. And plenty of them dream that they’ll keep moving on up the ladder, finishing up in a pile at the end of Game 7 of the World Series, which they have of course just won by either throwing a perfect game or hitting a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.
But with 25 players on each Major League team at one time and 30 rosters to fill, there are only 750 spots to fill in the big leagues at any one time. Now those players who want a shot at the big-time will have a new place to showcase their skills. A new pro-ball league, owned by California-based Godfather Media, is now getting ready to batter up, and the American West Baseball League has just unveiled its logo.
The summer edition of the league will kick off in 2013 and it will also have fall and winter instructional leagues “for players that want to showcase their talent to professional baseball scouts,” according to the league’s press release.
“(The logo) has been done with class, shows professionalism and immediately lets the public know who we are as a league,” stated Michael Cummings, Godfather Media, Inc. chairman and CEO. He added that the league has hired a commissioner and chief umpire, negotiated a lease for the league office, and been in discussion with potential league members recently.
Now all they need are players. And you can be sure they won’t be hard to find.