Pecos League settles numbers off of the field
Pecos League settles numbers off the field. The 2014 season
is complete. Below is the report of the 2014 Pecos League
1. Santa Fe Fuego-The Fuego lead the league in attendence
and won the Northern Division. The Fuego had a great group
of players on and off the field and the fans took note.
The Fuego again hosted the All-Star Game. Fort Marcy Park
lost its beer garden and made several other improvements.
As soon as the burning of Zoozobra is complete fans will begin
to look forward to 2015.
2. Alpine Cowboys-The Cowboys won the Southern Division
and had great crowds and a great setting for baseball in West
The Cowboys again ran their own concessions and are getting
prepared for 2015 season.
3. White Sands Pupfish-The magic is back in Alamogordo.
The Pupfish had their best season ever in total attendence,
and finally had a team that the fans liked.
The Pupfish will again hire a new manager in 2015 but Wally
Anderson and Matt McNeile already have fans looking forward
to the 2015 Season.
4. Trinidad Triggers-It was a very calm year in Colorado for the
Pecos League. The Triggers again made the playoffs in the
Northern Division but didn't have the TV show following them.
The Triggers were hampered a little bit by weather issues but
had a great season on and off the field. The Triggers had a
huge following from fans outside of the region who popped in
to see a Triggers Game after the reality show aired.
5. Taos Blizzard- The Blizzard established baseball in Taos
and drew well in the 2nd half of the season. Fans were sad to
see the season end so soon and are already looking forward
The Players loved playing in Taos with their state of the art
6. Bisbee Blue- The Blue had a dissapointing year in total
attendence but the Blue established themselves within the
Community as a Summer Entertainment Option.
The Blue completed the season and had their largest
attendence night the last game of the season.
The Bisbee Blue were cast in the shadow of the Previous
College Summer Wood Bat Teams The Copperkings and
These teams never finished the season and fans knew right
away the Pecos League was a much better league.
Bisbee will have to support itself, likely as the lone Arizona
Team going forward.
7. Roswell Invaders-The Invaders made the playoffs again, but
had their worst year of attendence ever.
The Invaders had their hardcore fans but actually sold more
merchandise than tickets. Their gear is one of the most
popular brands/designs in minor league baseball.
The Invaders fans complained about lack of offense and no
players that were they could identify. The Invaders had their
best pitching staff ever and made deadline trades to improve
The Invaders are already regrouping are looking to have a
turnaround like Alamogordo did from 2013-2014.
8. Raton Osos-The Osos had a huge down year. The Osos
had fans but the fans complained about have to pay $6 for
tickets and team revenue was 40% of what it was the first
The writing may be on the wall in Raton, there is not enough
money to support a baseball team. Like many events that
have come and gone in Raton money is always an issue.
The future is unknown for the Osos in 2015. The reality TV
show that featured the Triggers was not popular in Raton with
fans at all. Several host families pulled out and the Osos are
wearing on City Resources.
The Pecos League had issues with umpiring scheduling that
left Raton with five games uncovered that had to be covered
by local umpires. Fans and Locals felt the Pecos League
didn't care about Raton.
Despite these issues Raton's Ballpark is ideal for Pecos
League and their location next to Trinidad is great and all
visiting teams loved the Microtel.
9. Las Vegas Train Robbers- The Train Robbers had 21 of
their 70 games rained out. They only were able to play a
limited number of home games and had virtually no
The City of Las Vegas experienced a political change as the
City Manager of Las Vegas left and went to Santa Rosa. The
Train Robbers followed him for one game in Santa Rosa which
The one game in Santa Rosa outdrew Las Vegas for their
entire season. The Beer Vendor often failed to show up,
which irritated local fans.
10. Douglas Diablos-When the 2014 schedule was announced
many people questioned the Pecos League decision to have a
team in Douglas Arizona.
The team was a balancing team for Bisbee to have another
The Diablos had no following at all from the annoucement of
the team, from opening day to the end of the season.
The Diablos could not even get the Little League Director to
have youth nights. Hotel Gadsden made huge money on the
Pecos League as both Bisbee and Douglas used the Gadsden
as the hotel for visiting teams.
The Gadsden was also home to Spring Training.
The City of Douglas was the only group that supported the
Diablos. The City provided the team with housing for players
and ran beer and concessions. The City also helped the team
as best as it could.
The Copper King Ballpark the Diablos played in was ideal for
the Pecos League with dual club houses and seating for 2000.
The Pecos League hosted Spring Training in Douglas, the
Diablos participated in every community event they could.
There was no following at all. The City of Douglas will unlikely
want the Pecos League to return for the 2015 season.
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