We have one switch in ownership and a few teams operating under new names this season.
First, we are sorry to see the Oklahoma City ownership leave, but we get to welcome back an original owner in the league. mhaddock originally owed the Philadelphia Blue Jays (now the Washington D.C. Blue Coats); he'll take the OKC franchise and move it to Montgomery where they'll be the Montgomery Alibamu.
Also in the AL, Helena has moved back to Las Vegas and they'll be the Sand Cats (not the Gamblers). New York will be the New York Knickerbockers and figure they can't be any worse than the real life franchise. Syracuse has moved to WIS home Cincinnati, but they will still be the Simpletons.
In the NL, Chicago has moved to Pittsburgh and will play as the Land Sharks. Houston has finally moved out of Texas and will settle in Huntington, keeping the Riverdogs nickname. And finally, we have baseball in LA again, as Cheyenne will try its luck at Dodger Stadium as the LA Poseidons.