Archive for June 16th, 2009

Do You Have $1000 You Just Don’t Know What To Do With?

Now you do – buy stock in an independent minor league baseball team!

The Midwest Sliders of the Frontier League plan to sell bundles of 100 shares of stock at $10 per share to finance a $9.5 million ballpark project in Waterford Township, Michigan.  A maximum of 500,000 shares will be made available at a total cost of $5 million.

For now, the Sliders are calling Eastern Michigan University home.  The team is currently averaging 246 fans per game.

For the record, I asked my wife if we could spare $1,000 to buy stock in a minor league baseball team.  She said no.  But I would happily take part in a Bus Leagues conglomerate.   Come on, 100 readers, $10 per reader – how can it go wrong?

Somewhere, Extra P is Smiling

Virginia rocks ace to oust No. 2-seeded Cal State Fullerton

The Cavaliers live to fight another day (against Arkansas, most likely – the Razorbacks are currently losing to LSU, 9-1, in the eighth inning), while perennial powerhouse Cal State Fullerton goes home.

If they can get past Arkansas, it will set up a rematch against the Tigers on Friday.

I’m looking forward to the first-person account from our own man-on-the-street, Extra P, who must be positively giddy that his hometown team is one of the seven teams that still has a chance at winning this thing.