American Association to play Can-Am League teams

While the Can-Am League hasn’t officially released its 2013 schedule, Ballpark Digest reports that its teams will play some games against American Association clubs again next year.

Right now we’ve seen a few schedules released by American Association teams, and while they include play against Can-Am League teams, they don’t specify what teams are scheduled.

What did you think about interleague play this season? I hoped that it would be fun – a chance to see new teams, players and coaches. In practice, those new teams were made up of anonymous players.

There were a few names on the coaching staffs that baseball fans might recognize, but former players like Frank White of the Kansas City T-Bones or Kerry Ligtenberg of the St. Paul Saints didn’t travel (or at least didn’t make the trip to Newark.)

To be fair, the Can-Am League rosters are also filled with anonymous players – but fans are given the chance to see them for more than one series and they become less anonymous as the season goes on.

With what is likely to be a five-team league again next year, with the Trois-Rivières Aigles replacing the Worcester Tornadoes, there really isn’t another practical choice. Interleague games are a necessity. But I’m not looking forward to them as much.

Freddy, thanks for the tip.


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Posted on November 1, 2012, in Newark Bears and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Will in Central NJ

    Hope you made it through Sandy without too much hassle, Paul.

    Since Trois-Rivieres is entering the league, it would be nice to see more former Expos on one or both of les Aigles or les Capitales. The Expos were my 2nd favorite team.


    • My neighborhood was very fortunate, and I was finally able to go back to work today. I hope that you weathered the storm without much difficulty too.

      It would be nice to see a few recognizable names in the Can-Am League next year besides Dave LaPoint… we’ll just have to wait and see what 2013 brings.


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