No sweet home, Alabama, for Suns
Hagerstown Suns owner Winston Blenckstone denied a broadcast report that his team could soon be moving to Montgomery, Ala.
"There's no way that we're going to Montgomery, Ala.," Blenckstone said Thursday evening.
A television news report said officials in Montgomery had put together a deal to build a new minor league stadium and were considering the Suns as a tenant.
Blenckstone said he knew Montgomery has been trying to get into the Class A South Atlantic League for the past year. He said he was contacted by the Montgomery group a month ago and was asked for some information about the team and market.
"They approached us, but they never put a bid in" to relocate, he said.
The Suns have one year left on a lease with the city for Municipal Stadium, which Blenckstone said he will honor. He said he hopes a deal can be reached locally to build a new stadium in the Hagerstown area.