Florida Today: FWBL Suspends Operations

Florida Today just posted a story by Mark DeCotis reporting that the Florida Winter Baseball League has suspended operations.

DeCotis cites statements by Global Scouting Bureau staff claiming “non and delinquent payments dating back to November 1st, 2009.”

The article states that the Surge team bus cancelled its trip today to Miami, but manager Jim Gabella was told they should be ready to depart tomorrow at 11:30 AM EST.

It also says that management at Cocoa Expo, which leases their stadium to the Surge, has heard nothing about the league suspension.

I reported earlier that several league web sites were parked or partially inactive. They’re all working again, but who knows if that will last.

One comment

  1. raysrenegade

    Wow,
    Hope this story is not true.
    for some of these guys Winter ball gets them extra exposure so the parent clubs can decide to keep or let them go before the minor league season starts again in 2010.
    Hopefully the Cocoa Beach area will not be without some baseball this winter.

    Rays Renegade

    http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

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