Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pluta featured in Slate Magazine article on independent baseball

Well it isn't exactly Ball Four, but today's article in Slate Magazine by Rafi Kohan provides an interesting and unvarnished look into life in the independent leagues. Of special note is the fact that Anthony Pluta, former Victoria Seals pitcher and current Manager of the Victoria Eagles Premier Baseball League team, is featured prominently in the piece.

Local baseball fans can take solace in the fact that the business side of baseball in the West Coast League bears no resemblance to what is sadly commonplace in the independent leagues. The WCL has been incredibly stable over its eight-year history, so there's no worry about franchises folding mid-season or team jerseys being seized in legal battles -- just good old-fashioned hardball to occupy our thoughts.  It's less than nine months until opening day and it can't come soon enough!