From the ashes of the previous Israel Baseball League, a new one has risen. Or at least we hope:
Five months after the US-based Israel Baseball League disappeared from the local sports scene, the Israel Association of Baseball announced Wednesday that it has entered into negotiations with a group of "prominent North American sportsmen" who are planning to develop a new professional baseball league here.In essence, however, this is really another American independent league:
According to an IAB statement, the group will operate under an American company formed for the purpose of developing the league.Oh well, it's baseball. The only problem is that the evil empire is involved:
The new group is headed by Marv Goldklang, a part owner of the New York Yankees and principal owner of four minor league professional baseball teams in the United States.The problem I see is not that its done to further baseball, but is being done as a business venture:
"We feel this group is composed of high-caliber, professional, experienced and very reputable individuals. They are not spending other people's money but investing their own at this point and performing all the necessary groundwork required to protect their potential investment and develop a viable structure for professional baseball in Israel.Hey, the Yankees are involved. What else would you expect. One thing is guaranteed, however. The Yankees will be involved in every championship. Again.
This is another article I found with a little more information on it.