Baseball mgmt. agency has 2 months to present plans to council
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Tuesday night was the deadline for Wilmington City Council to decide on a management agency to bring a baseball team to the area, and at their meeting, council members chose National Sports Services rather than Ripken Design.
Several council members expressed concerns as to why top choice Ripken Design would not be the best company. There were six agencies on council's list, but Ripken was originally at the top. Councilman Kevin O' Grady said choosing the Baltimore-based firm caused a severe reaction from Mandalay Baseball and the Braves.
Now, National Sports Services has 60 days to work out a plan and present it to city council.