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Fenway
10-14-2006, 01:52 AM
The Red Sox got caught flatfooted when Wilmington in the Carolina League decided to sign with the Royals. There was only one other High A slot available and the Red Sox are forced to go to Lancaster, California.

Not a place an east coast team wants to be

DSpivack
10-14-2006, 02:48 AM
In the middle of the desert...yikes. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=45116+Valley+Central+Way+lancaster+ca+93536&ie=UTF8&z=18&ll=34.703028,-118.172716&spn=0.002002,0.006781&t=h&om=1

Not a place anyone wants to be.

Not far from beautiful Bakersfield!

Fenway
10-14-2006, 02:56 AM
In the middle of the desert...yikes.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=lancaster,+california&ie=UTF8&z=10&ll=34.88931,-117.854462&spn=0.511409,1.73584&om=1

Not a place anyone wants to be.

Not far from beautiful Bakersfield!

probably why Lancaster was available :tongue:

DSpivack
10-14-2006, 03:01 AM
probably why Lancaster was available :tongue:

California my favorite state. I've never been to Lancaster, but I do have relatives in Fresno! Still can't fathom why 600,000 people live in a such a dump.

EDIT: Just looked online, the Fresno area has over one million people. :o:

Fenway
10-14-2006, 03:05 AM
California my favorite state. I've never been to Lancaster, but I do have relatives in Fresno! Still can't fathom why 600,000 people live in a such a dump.

I never HEARD of Lancaster until the Red Sox wound up there :tongue:

Funniest part of the story is the Wilmington owner wanted Kansas City over Boston because he wants to win :tongue:

DSpivack
10-14-2006, 03:09 AM
I never HEARD of Lancaster until the Red Sox wound up there :tongue:

Funniest part of the story is the Wilmington owner wanted Kansas City over Boston because he wants to win :tongue:

Hahaha. How is that possible? I guess he figures the Royals big club sucks, so they should get good drafts and thus good prospects? :?::rolleyes:

Fenway
10-14-2006, 03:23 AM
Hahaha. How is that possible? I guess he figures the Royals big club sucks, so they should get good drafts and thus good prospects? :?::rolleyes:

ya pretty much this press release says it all
http://www.bluerocks.com/cgi-bin/dist/news.cgi?id=1158779181

Wilmington was a great fit for Boston being only 350 miles away.....now they in the middle of nowhere

SABRSox
10-14-2006, 07:26 PM
ya pretty much this press release says it all
http://www.bluerocks.com/cgi-bin/dist/news.cgi?id=1158779181

Wilmington was a great fit for Boston being only 350 miles away.....now they in the middle of nowhere

Lancaster isn't that far out of Los Angeles. It is next to Edwards Air Force Base.

StillMissOzzie
10-14-2006, 09:38 PM
My nephew is a prospect in the Red Sox organization, and he just got called up to the Blue Rocks from their low-A team, the Greenville Drive, for the last few games of the 2006 season. I just learned from my brother, who live in Virginia, that he'll be reporting to this team for next year. :angry:

SMO
:gulp:

DSpivack
10-15-2006, 01:52 AM
Lancaster isn't that far out of Los Angeles. It is next to Edwards Air Force Base.

Well, it's closer to LA than any major city, but I'd be it's still 3 hours or so from there, no?

SABRSox
10-15-2006, 02:55 AM
Well, it's closer to LA than any major city, but I'd be it's still 3 hours or so from there, no?

It depends on traffic, but anywhere between 1 and 2 hours. It's similar to the distance from Kankakee to Chicago.

MUsoxfan
10-16-2006, 05:21 PM
The Red Sox got caught flatfooted when Wilmington in the Carolina League decided to sign with the Royals. There was only one other High A slot available and the Red Sox are forced to go to Lancaster, California.

Not a place an east coast team wants to be


Welcome to the world of the White Sox...well, somewhat The Red Sox have affiliates in Pawtucket, RI; Portland, ME....and now something out in CA

The White Sox have:

Charlotte, NC
Birmingham, AL
Winston-Salem, NC
Kannapolis, NC
Bristol, TN
Great Falls, MT

Our closest affiliate (Bristol) is 652 miles away from Chicago. Boston has at least two within 107 miles.

gbergman
10-16-2006, 06:26 PM
Boo, I don't want any Red Sox crap polluting the great state of California.