A new baseball league is coming to North Texas this summer – and it’s going to be wild
the Wild Wild West League is a summer wood bat collegiate baseball league known for its fan-centric original games.
The league began in Portland, Oregon, where games feature a robot umpire named Picklebot 3000. Fans also participate in the sport during some games, such as if a fan in the stands catches the ball cleanly, the batter is out .
Now the league is expanding to the town of Cleburne, south of Fort Worth, with four new Texas teams: the Fort Worth Rodeo Cats, Burleson Boxers, Cleburne Eagles and Joshua Trees.
“We really believe baseball should be fun, and we believe it should be for everyone and to that end, we’re really taking advantage of this league to continue a lot of innovation,” said Alan Miller, Marshall of the league.
Miller said the games are also an opportunity for fans to see young players in action before they’re drafted.
“I think what we’re really looking for is that we try to give students another opportunity to show off their skills throughout the summer at a high level,” Miller said.
The first season of the Wild Wild West League kicks off in June at Depot Stadium in Cleburne.
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