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Bad News Baseball: Yuma Scorpions’ American-Born Players Displaced By Imported Colombians

June 1, 2009
Joe Guzzardi

Meanwhile in Yuma, Arizona— literally 2,500 miles from the Bronx but figuratively ten million miles away baseball-wise—an astonishing development occurred two weeks ago that has negative implications for young, aspiring American baseball players for decades to come.

The Yuma Scorpions, a team in the Golden Baseball League, signed an affiliation agreement with the Colombian Professional Baseball League that resulted in the abrupt termination of the careers of many American hopefuls.

Golden Baseball League Chief Executive Officer Dave Kaval, [email him] a Stanford MBA, said the league still owns the Scorpions. Kaval described the Colombian league transaction as a standard affiliation agreement, on par with the ones major league teams have with their minor league affiliates.

According to Kaval, it’s the first affiliation contract with a foreign league for any American baseball team at any level.

The story continues …..

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  1. June 1, 2009 3:16 pm

    Wow, and I thought it was going to China like the rest of America. I’m wondering what ever happened to “Boycott/” Dave Kaval, in my opinion, should be ashamed of himself.
    I’m wondering if soon it will no longer be called America. Gaylord Brown

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