Burlington Herd promises a better box score next year and invite you to buy your season tickets now

sportsred 100x100By Staff

April 24th, 2017



There is a reason media tend not to pay attention to news releases that get sent to us.

For the most part they are filled with information that stretches the truth and stays miles away from the issues. They seldom answer the questions people have on their mind.

Herd playerWe got the following from the Burlington Herd, Burlington’s entry in the InterCounty Baseball League.

The team got taken out of the playoffs at the quarter final level with just the one win.

Thank you. You made this season special.

You increased average attendance by 26%. You made the Barn (Nelson Park) one of the most amazing atmospheres in the league. You are the reason our staff loves what they do and work so hard to make the Herd what they are.

Our 2018 season starts today and we have some big events and announcements planned for next year. Which is why we are already planning improvements to the ballpark, recruiting our roster, updating our ticket plans and more for the Intercounty Baseball League’s 100th season.

We are overwhelmed with the number of new fans we met this summer that have become hooked with Burlington Herd Baseball that we have decided to take season ticket deposits!

I can promise you that our owners and staff are 100% dedicated to making Nelson Park and Burlington Herd games the most unique and fun experience in the region.

What does one say to that?

Herd player sliding home Ph by Crystal YoungNo mention of who did well for the team. No mention of the better players and no humbleness whatsoever on the really poor performance during both the season and the playoffs.

One can say that someone has to be last. Guelph saw that coming their way and suspended operations for the season.

IBL players do not get paid a salary and there are serious limits on what they can accept in the way of gift money.  They do get travel money.

Revenue for the teams comes from ticket sales, sponsorship’s, food and beverage revenue.  Anyone owning a baseball team has an expensive hobby.

A good team will draw a local audience – and a good team is a winning team.  The Barrie Baycats lost just two games during the regular season and there is every reason to believe they will take the finals in four games straight.  If that happens this will be the fourth year they have done just that.


The season needed a lot of improvement - but the community spirit is certainly evident.










What came to Burlington as the Twins in 2011  later became the Bandits and then became the Herd.

No word yet on if the coaching team is going to be invited to return.

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