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RGV News: United League's Alexandria franchise folds

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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 11:30 pm

HARLINGEN — It seems there was a little more behind the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings canceling their Tuesday and Wednesday contests against Alexandria than WhiteWings general manager Doug Robinson let on earlier this week.

In a Tuesday press release, Robinson said the games were canceled due to “projected weather patterns associated with the Gulf of Mexico.”

On Wednesday, United League of Baseball chief executive officer John Bryant revealed that the Aces, who play at partially condemned Bringhurst Field, will not play another game this summer. Their season is over.

Bryant, who also has ownership stake in the WhiteWings, said that RGV has “no financial problems” and will not be affected by this. He also said schedules will be reconfigured and that each team will be able to keep all of its home dates.

With an odd number of teams left in the league, it’s hard to see how that’s possible. One of the five remaining teams has to be off every day, and, with five weeks left in the season, the timing clearly isn’t optimal for any team in the ULB.

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