Oct
25

Newark Bears fold

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This isn’t exactly Yankees’ related, but it’s local and I’m sure people are interested. The Newark Bears of the independent Atlantic League have ceased operations and no longer exist, effective yesterday. Former Yankee Rick Cerone founded the team in 1998, and the Bears have had some notable alumni over the years including Rickey Henderson, Jose Lima and Jose Canseco. I don’t know the circumstances of the team’s folding, but I’m sure the recent economic crisis played a part. (h/t Robert Pimpsner)

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  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Oh wow. That’s kind of horrible =(

  • Alan

    That’s terrible. I went to a couple of their games and it was always interesting to see who was playing for them.

  • yankeefan91 (sign manny)

    i also went toa game a few years ago and i liked it i also got a chiped bat from henderson

  • Mike Ashmore

    Ha…well, I guess you guys see what I do when I’m not covering the Thunder now.

  • pounder

    Bridgeport has allowed Ms.McGregor and her partner,whose name escapes me at the moment, to divest themselves of their interest in the Bluefish.They intend to install a team in Yonkers,when and if the always cranky city council there approves a massive downtown redevelopment,featuring a minor league ballpark atop an 11 story building,flanked by rwo 50 story buildings. How the failure of the Newark Bears affects all this is anyones guess.

  • Rob

    What would you expect? They put this baseball stadium in the dump of Newark NJ! The Sommerset Patriots and the Cardinals do good, people show up to those games (and spend $$). There is no money in beautiful Newark!

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