Bottom 9 Baseball, LLC has announced it will rename its Rockland County, NY based Frontier League professional baseball franchise as the “New York Boulders,” effective immediately.
During this off-season, the Boulders were part of the Can-Am League merger into the Frontier League, with the new 14-team circuit set to begin play for the 2020 season as the largest independent professional baseball league in the North America. Formed as an expansion franchise in 2011 and now entering its 10th season of play, the Boulders will retain their proud association with Rockland County while rebranding to better reflect the diverse geography of their fan base and corporate market.
“Rockland County is and will always be our home,” noted team President Shawn Reilly, “and we will always have an emotional connection to Rockland, but the reality is a large percentage of our fan base lives outside Rockland and across the metro New York market. The New York Boulders is a better representation of that diverse fan base and also gives fans of other Frontier League cities a better sense of where we are located. With the excitement of the new and better league, I believe this new name will allow us to engage even more fans throughout the area and attract more people to Rockland County and our games.”
During their first nine seasons, the Rockland Boulders captured the Can-Am League championship in 2014, won the league’s regular-season title twice, and was named Organization of the Year on two occasions. Numerous player contracts have been purchased by Major League Baseball affiliates, and in 2016, Stephen Cardullo became the first Boulders alum to play in the Majors as he performed for the Colorado Rockies.
“Since our inception we’ve been committed to creativity, growth and innovation,” added Reilly. “This is just the latest step in that evolution. Palisades Credit Union Park is one of the most beautiful ballparks in the country, and we expect this rebrand to present added value to both our existing and prospective corporate partners while remaining true to our heritage, which is why the foundation of our logo remains unchanged.”
The Boulders are planning season-long events to celebrate their 10th anniversary while honoring the team’s heritage by wearing Rockland jerseys on special occasions.
The New York Boulders open the 2020 season on Thursday, May 14, traveling to face the Sussex County Miners before hosting the Washington Wild Things to start a nine-game homestand at 7:00 pm on Friday, May 15th. Season tickets and packages for the 2020 season are now available – for more information call 845-364-0009 or slide to NYBoulders.com
About the New York Boulders and Bottom 9 Baseball, LLC
The New York Boulders are entering their 10th season of Professional Baseball as part of the newly-formed Frontier League, and are in pursuit of a post-season appearance for the seventh straight year. Founded as the Rockland Boulders in 2011, the franchise rebranded as the New York Boulders in advance of the 2020 season. In 2016,the team’s first former player reached Major League Baseball when outfielder Stephen Cardullo made his debut with the Colorado Rockies on August 26. In 2014, the Boulders won the Can-Am League Championship and hosted the Frontier vs. Can-Am All-Star Game in 2019. The Boulders are owned and operated by Bottom 9 Baseball, LLC (B9B), a sports and entertainment company comprised of former executives from all levels of major and minor league sports. B9B is committed to providing superior customer service and quality, affordable family entertainment experiences for the New York Metropolitan area, Lower Hudson Valley and northeast New Jersey. Slide to www.nyboulders.com for more information.