It could be called Black Tuesday.
Two of the best stories of the spring centering around former Independent Baseball players came to a disappointing end. We will be discussing the situation more in this week's Independent Baseball Insider column, but both Kevin Millar, the Indy game's most successful player, and hit-machine Jon Weber found out they will not make opening day rosters with the Cubs and Yankees, respectively.
Millar may catch on elsewhere after his release from Chicago, of course, with Weber departing for minor league camp with the knowledge his .483 average was not good enough to crack the Yankees' roster. The 32-year-old without a single day in the major leagues was hitting .560 until an 0-for-4 in his final game.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
MILLAR AND WEBER GET THE BAD NEWS
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.