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For this, we have to thank the wreckless sleight-of-hand of the Laredo seedy council and assorted culprits. Think of it: we've got an $18 Million dollar, brand spanking new baseball field to offer and the best we can get is a used, sold-off, recycled team? Thanks a lot to all those in Laredo politics that made this fleecing of our taxpayers possible.
The Shreveport-Bossier Captains minor league baseball team has been sold and is moving to Laredo, Texas, next season.
The new team is a member of the American Association and will be called the Laredo Lemurs.
"We thank everyone involved with our efforts in Shreveport-Bossier for the last nine years, starting with the fans, along with sponsors, city officials, and our staff," team president Scott Berry said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.
The city of Laredo is building an $18 million, 6,000-seat ballpark. The Captains played at Fair Grounds Field in Shreveport.
Also, here's an interesting post in regards to the above KTBS story. This individual seems to have a rather low opinion of the Gateway City as well as of those who make these multi-million dollar deals and in the process, rip off unsuspecting taxpayers from mid-sized towns all across the country.
If anyone thinks Shreveport is a crappy place, then they've never been to Laredo, TX. All the readers here shouldn't take this personally, these types of teams aren't really successful anywhere. They just move them around, milk the money they can out of the market, and then move them somewhere else once the "new" wears off.
The only one doing really well of this deal is whoever the politically-connected contractor is in Laredo that talked them into building an $18 million ballpark.
LaredoTejas, likewise, has predicted that the
Captains Lemurs will come into Laredo, pander to the unsuspecting kids and their parents with their connection to the animated motion picture Madagascar 3, which by then will be nearing release, rake in the big bucks and skip town shortly aftewards.
Oh wait, we should be grateful, I've heard that they might even let Laredo kids run the bases after the games. Now thats worth $18 Million dollars right there!