In retrospect, the announcement isn't a total shock. I remember making the following observations about the Arizona and California Winter Leagues (AWL/CWL):
- Why are Darrell Evans and Dan DiPace involved in the fledgling California Winter League instead of participating in the Golden Baseball League's instructional league (the AWL)?
- Why is Darrell Evans always pictured on the CWL web site wearing the garb of the Long Beach Armada and he's never pictured wearing Victoria Seals gear? Check out the photo above (taken on February 26th following the Coachella Valley Snowbird's championship win) for an example.
- Why haven't the Seals signed any players out of the AWL? The two leagues are within driving distance of each other (165 miles separate Yuma AZ from Palm Springs CA).