October 8, 2008 October 8, 2008Posted by atlanticleaguenews in Uncategorized.
Bluefish Bailed Out By Boulton: The Connecticut Post is reporting that the team has been sold to league CEO Frank Boulton.
According to the article, Boulton “gave the team $250,000 in July to help meet payroll and get it through the rest of the 2008 season. A source close to the team said Boulton made the payment because “it would have been an embarrassment” for one of the league’s original teams to fold.”
Perhaps what’s truly embarassing about the whole thing is that Boulton also serves as the owner of the Long Island Ducks.
And their biggest rival, of course, is the Bridgeport Bluefish.
Keep in mind that this isn’t the first time that Boulton has stepped in to save a struggling Atlantic League franchise, as he did so with both Camden and Nashua.
While Camden still remains in the league, Nashua was eventually moved to the Can-Am League.
With talk of a franchise being started in Richmond, and NOBODY wanting the Road Warriors to return, could Bridgeport see a similar fate for 2009? – Mike Ashmore