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The publication Baseball America is reporting that a New York-Penn League team -- likely Batavia Muckdogs -- is an official announcement away from moving to BinghamtonThe deal has yet to be finalized, it says.

The magazine sites sources that say Ottawa is eyeing the Binghamton Mets franchise to move to Canada and Binghamton officials are looking for a New-York Penn League team as a replacement.

Rochester Red Wings CEO Naomi Silver acknowledges “preliminary, basic discussions as to whether it is something the Batavia ballclub would consider," in the article.

The Muckdogs just signed on with the Miami Marlins for the 2013 season. They have been operated by the Red Wings since 2008.

Here is a link to the Baseball America story.

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# Hal Mitchell
Sunday, November 25, 2012 9:13 AM
With all the talk about The Muckdogs being sold, and the talks with Rochester Red Wings. Did anyone take notice that the team is still owned by the Genesee County Baseball club? Yes the team is locally owned, Rochester stepped up before the 2008 season and helped bail us out, for which we are forever grateful. They have done a great job in running the front office and daily management. Unfortunately the team would not be in this position if the community had been aware that when the Muckdogs leave, professional baseball will be gone forever in Batavia.
Batavia was a main player and was the home of the original formation of the Pony league in1938. The former hotel Rickmond was where the papers were signed to start the league, When Batavia leaves it will be following the rest of the original team into oblivion.

fyi I am a long time season ticket holder of Batavia baseball and a current member of the GCBC board
home phone 343-1903
work 344 -5462

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