Author: Phil Doyle

Fans Flock Back to Sultans

Fans in St Louis are flocking back to see the Sultans thanks to an improvement in results, a new GM and lower ticket prices. “We had to do something to fill the stadium,” said new GM Phil Doyle to the media on Saturday. “When I arrived fan interest in the team was at rock bottom. We knew we had to do something to give fans a reason to come. The easiest way was to lower the ticket...

Doyle takes over Sultans

The Baseball world was rocked on Sunday by the surprise announcement that GM Phil Doyle had been fired by the California Dreamers. But then the news came through that Doyle had been appointed GM with the St Louis Sultans. A week is a long time in the CBL! Doyle was introduced to the local press in St Louis on Monday morning and was happy to talk about the last 48 hours. “It’s been quit...

Doyle leaves Dreamers

Dreamers GM has been fired by owner David Geffen. Details are scarce at the moment but we believe that Doyle has left with immediate effect. The Dreamers are coming of th eback of a poor season where they were eliminated in the wildcard round by the San Diego Surf Dawgs. Expectations were high for the season and struggling to an 85 -77 record may not have been good enough for the top brass at M an...

Dreamers Rocked by Ramsey Exit

California Dreamers fans and staff were left reeling after news was leaked that star DH Andy Ramsey had turned down his option year and was looking to test Free Agency. Ramsey 32, had given assurances to management when he arrived at M&P Park that he would execute the option that would give Dreamers fans another year to see the talented hitter in orange and white. However Ramsey, who is curren...

Dreamer Doyle Takes Over in California

Portland Panthers were rocked by the sudden resignation of General Manager Phil Doyle. Doyle was later confirmed as the new GM of David Geffen’s new team – the California Dreamers. Having guided the Panthers to the Premier Series just a few days ago, Doyle wasted no time in working out his release from Portland with owner Geoff Brown. “We are obviously very upset to see Phil go, ...

CBL Welcomes The California Dreamers

The CBL is thrilled to welcome the California Dreamers to the Frontier League West. The new team will play its home games in M&P Park in Los Angeles and will replace the Tucson Express. The move happens following the sale of the franchise to David Geffen. The Dreamers will play in Blue, Red and Yellow uniforms and also released their premier logo. This is a very exciting time for the new franc...

Statement from David Geffen and the CBL

The CBL would like to confirm that David Geffen will be purchasing the Tucson Express franchise from Faris Ghassan. Following months of negotiations, Geffen will relocate the franchise to the Los Angeles area and the team nickname will be revealed in the future. The CBL would like to place on record its thanks to the people of Tucson who have supported the team through its inception and have assur...

David Geffen Spotted At CBL Towers

Business man David Geffen was spotted in CBL Towers yesterday. An office official who asked to remain anonymous, confirmed that Geffen had been visiting Head Honch, Tim Imasa. The official could not confirm the purpose of the meeting but did say the meeting lasted most of the morning. A spokesman for Geffen, confirmed that the meeting took place but would only add that the duo were discussing a bu...

Portland Bow Out, But Vow To Be Back

The Portland Panthers bowed out of the CBL Divisional Series with a 3-1 Game 4 loss to Mahoning Valley this morning. The game hinged on a 2 run 5th inning, Panthers pitcher Pierce Johnson allowed a lead off single to former Panther farm hand Bobby Manning, before walking switch hitter Mike Simmons and allowing both batters to advance into scoring positions on a wild pitch. Both runners scored on s...

Portland part ways with Utley

In a move that will surprise no-one, Panthers GM Phil Doyle announced to the assembled press his 25 man squad for the imminent season and the omission and subsequent release of 2B Chase Utley. Utley was one of the few to remain from the previous regime. Awarded a monster $98m, 5 year, free agency contract was always likely to be a burden in its later years, but unfortunately Utley failed to live u...

Panthers Unveil New Northwest Stadium

New Panthers, new ownership, new stadium. New Panthers Owner Geoff Brown sat next to GM Phil Doyle to announce the opening of their new home – New Northwest Stadium. Built on the site of the the old Vaughn Street Park, the 49,900 seat stadium will officially open on Monday 2nd April when Portland will start the new season against Vallejo Admirals. Brown explained that a local naming competit...

Brown Takes Over Panthers

Geoff Brown yesterday completed the paperwork on his long awaited takeover of the Portland Panthers. Brown reveiled he had been instrumental in bringing the team to Portland. Brown, the former owner of Scottish soccer team St Johnstone said he was eager to see how his money was being spent. He reiterated that GM Phil Doyle’s job was safe and he trusted him completely to build a solid platfor...

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