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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.”
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