Thursday, February 9, 2017
The Can-Am League's schedule is official now and Shikoku Island League All Stars will NOT be touring the league again this summer. Instead the Yeoncheon Miracle, an independent team from Korea, will be spending three weeks in June playing each of the six Can-Am League teams. The Cuban National Team will be returning as well to balance the schedule.
I don't know for sure why the Shikoku Island League All Stars are not returning but I suspect it has something to do with not wanting to blow a hole in the middle of their season again - the league went on hiatus for a month or so while the All Stars were in North America.
I'm disappointed because it was a lot of fun going up to New Jersey the last two summers to see the team, get some autographs and have a chance to hang out with my friend Chuck. I'm also disappointed because I was hoping that a certain recent pickup by the Kochi Fighting Dogs was going to make the team.