• The Apopka Yankees?

    Posted by on January 18th, 2011 · Comments (2)

    Not exactly a roll-off-the-tonguer…is it?

    Via the Orlando Sentinel -

    The business group working to move the New York Yankees’ minor league baseball team, the Tampa Yankees, to Orlando is holding a press conference tomorrow in Apopka to make a special announcement.

    Armando Gutierrez Jr. said he and his business partners will announce plans about a special “once in a lifetime experience” event this February for families, little league players and Central Florida baseball enthusiasts.

    “The event is usually not even done outside of New York ,” said a tight-lipped Gutierrez. “But it’s going to be in Central in February for a day.”

    Perhaps more interesting is the fact that Apopka could be a new location option. The primary location, a piece of land near the Orange County Convention Center, hit a snag after former Orlando County mayor Richard Crotty raised concerns about Gutierrez’s project outlines. New Orlando County mayor Teresa Jacobs told the Orlando Sentinel in November that she would comment on the proposal until she had time to study it.

    Gutierrez said he would not confirm or deny Apopka as a possible location for a minor league baseball team in a telephone interview Tuesday afternoon. But he said plans were moving slow.

    “So far so good,” he said. “We’re just waiting on when we can make a formal presentation to [Jacobs] now that she’s hiring for people.”

    Comments on The Apopka Yankees?

    1. Corey Italiano
      January 18th, 2011 | 6:07 pm

      Can someone refresh my memory on why the Tampa Yankees are moving?

    2. January 18th, 2011 | 7:35 pm

      IIRC, it was attendance in Tampa. But, it’s not like the attendance there was terrible. Only thing I can figure is that the Yankees think they should sell out every game, every where, even in A-Ball.

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