Would El Paso baseball be El Paso baseball without Jim Paul? The former owner of the El Paso Diablos revolutionized minor league baseball, and even impressed the National Geographic to the point that they put the Diablos on the cover of their magazine. It's safe to say Jim Paul is El Paso baseball, and now, he's in the running for a hall of fame berth.
Pay up and get out.
That's the word from El Paso City Council to the Diablo's ownership group, El Paso Professional Baseball LP, after Council voted yesterday to terminate the group's lease on Cohen Stadium. The City has given the ownership group 10 days to move out of Cohen Stadium and pay the 147 thousand dollars in electricity bills still owed to the City.
It's the end of an era in El Paso as the El Paso Diablos bid farewell to the Sun City. After 40 plus years of entertaining tens of thousands of local baseball fans, first at the old 'Dudly Dome' and then Cohen Stadium, the team closes out its final homestand ever on Sunday.
MountainStar Sports announced yesterday that they purchased the San Diego Padres Triple A baseball team, the Tucson Padres. Triple A ball will be played in El Paso starting in the 2014 season, so now we need to come up with a name. Tell us what you think it should be...
Chances are you'll be spending the Memorial Day weekend with friends and family throwing down some beers and burgers. But when kicking it at home gets a bit on the boring side, here are some places to go and people to see this weekend