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Apr 02

The Ypsilanti Liberators

Comments (3) 12:00 PM posted by admin |

Those kids over at the Ypsilanti Citizen are doing an excellent job promoting everything I do. For that, I thank them.

In their most recent online edition, they have an article called “Permanent baseball team could be on horizon” that talks about the future of baseball in Ypsilanti and plans for a stadium. This isn’t entirely new news as there have been several articles in the Ypsilanti Courier on the subject. This one, however, is a little different as it talks about actual money that has been invested as well as a real ownership group.

With many thanks to Ypsilanti Citizen reporter Dan DuChene, here it is:

Permanent baseball team could be on horizon

By Dan DuChene
April 2, 2009 · 2:20AM

A permanent minor league baseball team, even a stadium, in the Ypsilanti may be on its way to becoming a reality.

Rob Hilliard, president of the Midwest Sliders of Ypsilanti—which will be playing its 2009 season at Eastern Michigan University’s Oestrike Stadium, said his company is currently looking for investors to bring a team to the area permanently.

“It’s as realistic as the folks in the Ypsilanti community want to make it,” Hilliard said. “We’re ready to make a long term commitment.”

Hilliard said the Sliders’ umbrella organization, Baseball Heroes of Oakland County, recently incorporated under a new name, Diamond Heroes of Southeastern Michigan. He said the corporation has launched a company solely dedicated to they “Ypsilanti Liberators.”

To continue reading the rest of the news article (and to keep me from getting sued by this upstart group of mobile journalists), click HERE to hop over to the Ypsilanti Citizen’s’ web site.

3 Comments »

  1. Comment by cra
    April 4, 2009 @ 9:26 pm


    as a dream is reality waiting to happen if you want it bad enough so if we back organized ball at oestrike this summer reality is just around the corner !

  2. Comment by Matt
    April 8, 2009 @ 3:53 pm


    I think B-24s is a stronger name than Liberators. Can the team have an interesting color scheme? Can it have colors such as orange, purple or olive green as the primary color?

  3. Comment by Matt
    April 10, 2009 @ 5:12 pm


    What about Ypsi Pride? With a family of lions as the mascot/logo.

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