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Yuma Scorpions: Another Casualty of Independent Baseball

By Devon Teeple On July - 28 - 2010

Baseball is a funny game.

If you fail seven out of ten times, you are an All-star.

If you hold a team to three runs or less, you are an All-star.

Does the second-best record in the league ultimately lead to success? Not always.

Does having the tenth-largest city in the state ultimately lead to sellouts of home games? Not always.

These are two of many factors that led to a string of unfortunate events affecting the Golden Baseball League’s Yuma Scorpions.

According to Yumasun.com, “The Golden Baseball League announced on Wednesday that it had dissolved its affiliation agreement with the U.S. subsidiary of Golden Gloves Professional Baseball, the company that had been handling baseball operations for the Yuma Scorpions.”

Stepping in for GGPB will be Diamond Sports, who according to the Golden Baseball League’s website is the official owner of the Scorpions franchise.

To be more specific, Diamond Sports & Entertainment, (which had an agreement to let GGPB run the baseball side ...

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