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Pocatello to get baseball team

Published On: Apr 10 2014 12:51:34 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 11 2014 10:54:13 AM CDT

The City of Pocatello Thursday gave The Gate City Grays permission to work a deal for the right to use Halliwell Park as its home for the new semi-pro ball club.


Pocatello is getting a semi-professional baseball team.

The Gate City Grays may suit up in Pocatello this summer. They have a coach, a general manager and uniforms. All they need now is a place to play.

Terry Fredrickson, the man who has been spearheading the charge, went before the Pocatello City Council on Thursday to propose using Halliwell Park as the home field for the Grays.

The biggest problem is working out schedules with the American Legion. The council gave him the go-ahead to work out the details.

The council still has to vote on it at a later date, but it looks like full steam ahead.

The Grays will be a semi-professional baseball team, so think of it as a level under minor league.

Frederickson said a team like this is something the Gate City needs.

"I think we're tired of watching things go away, and we're tired of watching things shut down, and we're tired of watching things lose," said Frederickson. "We're ready for some winning, and this is going to be some winning. This is medicine for Pocatello, and we're excited to have it here."