HESTON- Seth Shail of the Gangster Slugs has informed the league office that he will be
taking over the franchise in 2013, giving more credibility to the rumors that current Slugs
manager Brian Lockhart is leaving for Maple City.
Lockhart led the Slugs to the ORWBL World Series, and also won AL Manager of the Year, in
his first season as team owner. It has been speculated that he will leave the team to join the
Maple City Magic, after playing for the Magic in the WIFFLE (R) Ballin' For Kids tournament in
Mishawaka this summer.
Shail, who was also in his first season with the Slugs after spending 2011 with the
Federalists, has not decided on a new name for the team. He has stated that the team will
consist of members of perennial City Championship contenders The Muffs and the
Magic owner Alex Friedman has promised to release an official statement regarding a big
move for his team. That statement is expected to address Lockhart's future.