Arnie joins Hawks as third boss after Raptors bid is rejected

Picture (c) Richard Lee
Picture (c) Richard Lee

Herts Baseball Club has reacted quickly after the rejection of the Herts Raptors’ bid to be promoted to the Double-A League.

As a result of the decision, the club has appointed Herts Raptors manager Arnie Longboy as the joint Hawks manager.

Herts Raptors manager Arnie Longboy

Herts Raptors manager Arnie Longboy

This means the Hawks will have three co-managers in 2014 – Longboy, Andy Cornish and Greg Bochan.

The Hawks will play in the Double-A League, which is where the Raptors were hoping to be this season.

But after their application was rejected, the Hawks will be the team which Herts will use for players who are most suited to the standard of the Double-A League.

A club spokesman indicated that Herts does not know which aspects of the entry criteria for the Double-A League were not met, but has asked the BBF for some feedback on this so that the club can put together a much stronger bid in the future.