Friday, October 8, 2010

LMB PRESIDENTS HOLD ASSEMBLY IN MEXICO CITY

Mexican League team presidents gathered at the Hotel Camino Real in Mexico City in early October to hear an address from league leader Plinio Escalante on a number of topics.

The Assembly considered a return to interzonal schedules next year after two seasons in which teams were limited to regular season games within their own eight-team zones. The LMB is also considering revamping their playoff format after Campeche was denied a berth in this year’s postseason despite qualifying under the current accrued points system.

In other news, the Nuevo Laredo Tecolotes may be sold but the team is expected to remain in the border city, and the sale of the Chihuahua Dorados to a local group is nearing completion. Also, a formal request has been made for a new Liga franchise in Guadalajara.