I woke up this morning not knowing exactly what I wanted to write about, but The Sunday New York Times made it an easy decision.
Splashed across the front page of the Sunday Business section was an impressive feature on the Golden League. These guys really know how to garner the publicity.
I didn't find much new about the story because the Golden League has been featured numerous times in west coast publications, but the mere fact The Times devoted more than half the front page and an entire inside page certainly deserves the attention of any Independent Baseball fan. I also enjoyed seeing the photos to get a look at the Chico, CA ballpark, and some of you will just enjoy seeing photos of founder David Kaval and Commissioner Kevin Outcalt.
The Times recently featured the zany ideas created by the Can-Am League's Brockton (M
A) Rox. Both stories represent wonderful, free publicity for the Independent game.
Sunday, July 09, 2006
NEW YORK TIMES FEATURES GOLDEN LEAGUE
Former chief spokesman for Major League Baseball Commissioners Bowie Kuhn and Peter Ueberroth. Six years as publicity director for the Kansas City Royals, and a background in newspaper, radio and television. Started Wirz & Associates, a sports PR and consulting firm, in 1985. Has written extensively on Independent Baseball since 2003.