Local Event Sports Association

For those unfamiliar with independent baseball, there is always an air of uncertainty year to year. 

Independent baseball attempts to provide affordable family entertainment while competing against professional teams located in the same area. 

The game is the same, the talent level may not be up to par for some baseball fans but the game is marketed on a grassroots level and can promise that its players will give their all each and every time on the field. 

I can attest to that.  During my stint with the Gateway Grizzlies, we were a first-year franchise located in a sports hot bed (the greater St. Louis area).  The fact that we were competing with major franchises in Missouri and Illinois meant that our product had to be superior, in one area or another. 

We, the players did our part; signing autographs, always available for photos and doing what we could on the field of battle. And though I can’t say that I made a lasting impression on the fans, “my team” has continued to triumph completing its 10th year ...

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