Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wild Things tryout set

The Wild Things will hold their annual open tryout Saturday, April 27 at Consol Energy Park. The tryout begins at 8 a.m. with registration on the day of the event beginning at 7:30 a.m. Players also can register in advance.

Cost of the tryout is $40.

Players can wear only turf shoes or molded spikes. No metal spikes will be allowed.

"We are excited about giving your men the opportunity to try out for the Wild Things," new manager Bart Zeller said. "Our coaching staff, along with members of the current Wild Things team, will be evaluating the talent that shows up for the tryout camp. We want all local talent that has graduated from college, has been released from affiliated baseball or has a desire to make a professional club to sign up. If you have high school or college eligibility left, do not attend as it might impact your ability to continue your career."

To be eligible for the Frontier League, players must not have turned 27 years of age prior to Jan. 1, 2013.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judging from the amount of interest generated by the Wild Things so far, at least on this blog, it doesn't seem as though there is a lot of excitement being generated so far.

April 4, 2013 at 12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Things get unusually quiet on here when there isn't anything to complain about

April 4, 2013 at 6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If that is the case then things should start picking up real soon.

April 5, 2013 at 8:11 AM  
Anonymous Disa Pointed said...

I wonder if Buttons Bando will try out?

April 5, 2013 at 1:19 PM  
Anonymous Natural Grass said...

Chris:
How do the teams rank in years in the present city in the Frontier League.
I would think the Wild Cubs would rank near the top. I know Evansville and River City and may Gateway are older.

April 6, 2013 at 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real question Natural Grass should be asking is, which Frontier will be the next one to fall? My guess is it will be the Wild Things. Where will they go? How about down to West (by God) Virginia to a place named Bridgeport.

April 8, 2013 at 7:22 AM  
Blogger Chris Dugan said...

Here you go Natureal Grass, teams with their first year int he Frontier League:

1995 - Evansville
1999 - River City
1999 - Windy City
2001 - Gateway
2002 - Washington
2002 - Rockford (with one season spent in the Northern League)
2003 - Florence
2006 - Traverse City
2007 - Southern Illinois
2009 - Lake Erie
2011 - Joliet
2011 - Normal
2012 - Schaumburg

Note: Joliet and Schaumburg were longtime Northern League cities that switched leagues.

April 8, 2013 at 10:26 AM  

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