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Coeur d'Alene, WCL talking team in 2014

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West Coast League

The summer-collegiate West Coast League is talking with the organizers of a proposed Coeur d'Alene ballpark about bringing a team to Idaho for the 2014 season.

We've written about this project before; former Yankees great Don Larsen is leading a fundraising drive for a new Cherry Hill Park ballpark. What has changed: a $2.5-million, 800-seat facility has been upgraded to a $3-million, 1,000+-seat ballpark. Organizers are seeking to raise $1.3 million by Jan. 31, 2013, in order to begin construction and have the ballpark ready for a 2014 opening. There's plenty of money in Coeur d'Alene, and a summer-collegiate WCL team would seem to be a great fit.

Working with the organizers: Irv Zakheim, who would bring his former Spokane RiverHawks WCL franchise to town, and Bobby Brett, owner of the Spokane Indians (short season A; Northwest League).

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