New ALPB Team in NC

in SportsTalkSocial •  11 days ago 

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The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball announced earlier today that Gastonia, NC is the latest city to add a team to the ALPB. This team will rival the High Point Rockers in the 2021 Season. There is no official name yet for this team but I assume they will vote for a name kind of like how we did for the rockers.

The Gastonia baseball team will operate under the formal entity NC Gas House Gang, LLC and is majority owned by Velocity Companies, LLC CEO Brandon Bellamy (www.thevelocitycompanies.com). Among other investors, Mr. Bellamy is joined by ARCTRUST Properties, Inc. CEO Robert Ambrosi (www.arctrust.com).

I am personally excited about this as the High Point Rockers is my home team and I have a chance to see other teams play while our guys are away. Only a 2 hour drive between the two teams I would not be surprised if people from both areas come by and watch the games when we play each other. I know i will be one of them.

Learn more about this on the ALPB website - http://www.atlanticleague.com/archive/newswire/index.html?article_id=1452

https://www.gastongazette.com/news/20200728/owner-named-for-gastonia-baseball-franchise

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I lived in a city once that had a minor league baseball team and i feel as though I actually enjoyed those games more. You were able to get more familiar with the players and of course getting in and out of the games was much easier / cheaper than the big leagues.

Oh that is what what i love about my area! We have not only my team but the Greensboro Grasshoppers and the Winston Salem Dash all in a 20 minute drive from each other! Both the grasshoppers and the dash are from different leagues even though labeled as minor league. Theres also the Charlotte Knights and the Durham Bulls. A two hour drive but still good since tickets are about same cheap price. Sadly all 4 teams are not even in the same league. With both High Point and Gastonia in the same exact league it allows me to watch other teams from that league and not worry about keeping up with stats of multiple leagues.