Revised Newark Bears 2012 schedule released
Can-Am League commissioner Miles Wolff commented, “We are excited about the prospect of playing American Association teams this season, but regret that Brockton will not be on the schedule. We had expected an ownership change in Brockton, but it had not been finalized and we could not delay any longer. With the interleague schedule, we needed an odd number of teams for 2012. A Canadian city was ready for entry and would have been our seventh member, but with the complications in Brockton, league directors decided to move forward with the existing membership. The Rox remain members of the league, and we anticipate their return in 2013.”
The Can-Am League will play a 100-game schedule, with the two teams that have the best overall records facing each other in a playoff series in September to determine the league championship.
The Bears will open the 2012 schedule at home on Thursday, May 17th, and play a four-game series with the Worcester Tornadoes. They will host their cross-county rivals the New Jersey Jackals June 18-21, June 29-July 2, and July 27-29. The Bears will play the Jackals in Montclair July 7-10, August 3-5, and August 28-31. Newark will close out the 2012 season by hosting the Lincoln Saltdogs for a three-game series that ends on Labor Day, September 3rd.
In June, the Bears will open the month with a three game series vs. the St. Paul Saints (June 1-3) that will mark their first taste of interleague play. Newark will make a 10-day road trip to play the Gary SouthShore RailCats, Kansas City T-Bones and Grand Prairie Air Hogs later in the month. In August, Newark will host the T-Bones (August 6-8) and the Saltdogs (August 24-26).
Most home games will start at 6:35 p.m., with the exception of Wednesdays (11:05 a.m. ) and Sundays (1:05 p.m.)