Chris Carminucci, an active businessman in the independent-baseball world, doubles down on the summer-collegiate Futures League with the purchase of the Torrington Titans and its subsequent shift to the start-up circuit.
The team was purchased from Our Baseball Heaven, a nonprofit set up to "crowdsource" team finances via $100 memberships that also included a season ticket. For that $100 members got s say in how the team business was operated, but apparently there wasn't enough community interest for the team to keep going as a member of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League.
If the City Council approval, the Titans will continue to play their home games at Fuessenich Park.
The addition of the Titans puts the Futures League at four teams: besides the Titans, the circuit will feature Martha's Vineyard Sharks, Seacoast Mavericks and Nashua Silver Knights. With two summer-collegiate teams, management of the Brockton Rox (independent; Cam-Am League) and a Western Connecticut Baseball Academy operated out of the Newtown (Ct.) Youth Academy, Carminucci should be a busy guy in 2011.
"We are truly excited about the opportunity to keep the Titans in Torrington," Carminucci said. "The community has had great success on and off the field with summer collegiate baseball and we plan to continue that tradition."
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