Israel's professional baseball league is coming back for a second season after a tumultuous inaugural campaign that left it on the brink of collapse.Three weeks? Sounds undead to me.
The Israel Baseball League said Thursday it would begin play on July 27, about a month behind its original schedule and in abbreviated form. The league will consist of four teams, down from six last year, and the length of the season is cut in half to 20 games . . .
. . . "The goal of having a three-week season this summer is to keep the momentum going, build on the fan base that was created last summer ... and bring back the high level of talent," he said. "We hope that all of this will lay the groundwork for a 45-game season in 2009 and beyond."
Friday, June 20, 2008
The IBL's Second Coming
Last month it was reported that the Israel Baseball League was no more. Apparently it was just mostly dead: