FIELDERS STAY THE COURSE IN THE NORTH AMERICAN LEAGUE
Remaining 2011 Schedule to be Revised
Zion, IL. The Lake County Fielders, a minor league baseball team in Zion, IL, and the North American League have vowed to stay together -- with a twist for the remaining 2011 games. The League and its member teams, recognizing the high costs of air travel this summer coupled with a distressed economy, will adjust the current schedule for the remainder of the season, and provide all 10 League markets with the same professional baseball experience at an affordable cost for fans in each community.
For the Lake County Fielders, the plan includes a Monday announcement by the Fielders that the team will play many of its remaining home games against the newly formed Kenosha County Fielders, a team of professional minor leaguers that will challenge their Lake County counterparts when other League teams are not traveling into town. Further details on the Kenosha County Fielders will be announced over the next two days.
"The Fielders and the North American League are taking every creative measure necessary to support this market and stadium project, and keep professional baseball alive for Zion and the surrounding communities," said team spokesman Bernie DiMeo of DiMeo Communications. "We"ll continue what we started -- professional baseball in a family friendly environment at an affordable price. This little minor league team has made more comebacks this season than Rocky Balboa, and we're going to finish this marathon!"
The "marathon" referred to by DiMeo started with a 38-day road trip necessitated by the City of Zion's stadium construction delays. The Fielders season started on May 25th, but the City didn't begin construction on the temporary facilty until early June.
"We hope the City can quickly fix whatever internal issues at City Hall have caused the delays, so that in 2012 the Fielders, their fans, and the community can finally have their stadium." said Dimeo.
DELAY OF GAME