With only two teams completing the National Baseball League North season last year (stripping any excitement from the competition for the two berths in the Final Fours), a big question for this off-season was how the teams in the north would be structured in 2009.
According to Matthew Norburn, the Northern Senior League Commissioner, writing on his recently established blog, we could see a total overhaul of the existing multi-division set-up, with the introduction of a single-division “super league”. Norburn’s plan is to have around 22 games per team, played as double-headers.
One point not covered by Norburn, though, is how many teams from the “super league” would qualify for the finals. Another question that remains is whether the National Baseball League South will drop the last word from its name.
Norburn wrote his post nearly 4 weeks ago, so there should have been developments since then. It will be fascinating to see the full details once they are worked out.
Thanks to Mark Tobin of www.britishbaseballdata.co.uk for drawing my attention to the story.