The president of an independent baseball league said Los Alamos is on the top of his list of potential sites for a new team.
Andrew Dunn, who is in charge of the Pecos League, sent a letter to Los Alamos County Council chair Geoff Rodgers, county administrator Harry Burgess and others asking if there would be interest in putting a semiprofessional baseball team on The Hill.
The proposed team would play at Bomber Field on North Mesa, but there are several issues that would need to be ironed out with local officials before anything would happen. Nevertheless, Dunn said if things break the Pecos League’s way, the team could be up and running in fairly short order.
“We move very fast,” Dunn said. “We’ve got to have things ready.”
The Pecos League is currently comprised of eight teams, six of them in New Mexico, one in west Texas and one in Trinidad, Colo.
Dunn, who operates the league out of Houston and readily admits he knows very little about Los Alamos County, said one of the major considerations of the league is expenditures and one of its biggest is travel costs.
Despite having most of its teams in New Mexico, travel is still an issue. Teams are spread out, just in New Mexico, from Alamogordo all the way to Taos.