New ‘Oakland Ballers’ Baseball Team Aims to Keep the Sport in the City

Posted on AllSides November 28th, 2023

The Oakland Ballers, an expansion independent club in the Pioneer League, represent a community-led effort to keep baseball rooted in Oakland after the Oakland A’s all but guaranteed their move to Las Vegas earlier this year. Co-founders Bryan Carmel and Paul Freedman have been focused on getting a management team together and are now looking at outfitting Laney’s baseball stadium with more seats. “Laney stadium does not have that many seats at the moment, maybe a couple hundred. We have plans in motion [for] much more capacity in the matter...

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