Captains setting sail
Lake County Captains Spokesman Craig Deas says the switch to the Midwest League will cut down on travel time and improve player development.It will be exciting to go to Cleveland (suburban Cleveland) for us too. I just need to find that copy of Sigmund Snopek's WisconsInsane with this classic that has the line"Being anywhere is better than being in O-HI-O!" There definitely needs to be a better version of that song on YouTube.
Deas says the team that eventually became the Captains moved to northeast Ohio from Columbus, Georgia and had been a part of the South Atlantic League. The team retained its league affiliation when in moved to Eastlake.
Since then, the Captains have been traveling to spots like Lakewood, New Jersey and Salisbury, Maryland. Those road trips required the team to travel nearly 500 miles one way.
Deas says the switch to the Midwest League will allow the team to play closer-to-home with stops in parts of Michigan, Indiana and other Midwest states. Deas says it will also be exciting to play a different group of teams.
*-Totally worth the click for the sweet Earl Campbell Houston Oilers jersey on the singer.