The United Rotisserie League announced today that the final URL team has been named. Owner Mark Scott filed the paperwork today to bring into existence the Conway Capitols. The URL is honored to have him join the already stellar class of owners and looks forward to their opening day in 2007.
Dressed in a dark yellow, the Capitols will be stationed at one end of what is quickly becoming known as the “URL corridor” in Arkansas, which has four teams within approximately 60 miles along Interstate 40.
Scott has indicated it will be closer to 2007 before he will be able to announce his front office staff and field manager.
The United Rotisserie League announced today that the 2007 season will be played in the head-to-head style rather than the traditional rotisserie way of ranking teams in categories.
“After polling our membership, the leadership of the URL decided this was an action that we needed to take,” said Commissioner Daniel Shoptaw. “Not only will it allow for a playoff system to determine the champion, but it will also increase the rivalry factor, as each team will face the other opponents roughly three different times during the season.”
The commissioner pointed out some natural geographical rivalries, such as the Edwardsville Armada and the Brewville Style, along with the Arkansas “URL Corridor” from Clarkville to Conway.
“There will also be some personality rivalries. It’s possible that David and Mike will form a tough rivalry based on respect and beating the snot out of each other. Robert has already designated the Cardinals as their main rivals. Each week there should be someone who takes great pleasure in thumping their opponent.”
The other owners were not available for comment, though some may post their reactions on their team blogs in the coming days.