Raptors playoff opponent switched after BBF decision

The British Baseball Federation announced the Playoff lineup at the start of the week giving the Herts Raptors a tough away tie against the Guildford Millers.  Yesterday the lineup was revised and the Raptors now have to face the reigning Single-A national champions, the Tonbridge Bobcats, again away from home.

We understand that the decision was made after a technical infringement of the player transfer deadline regulations by the Bobcats. We do not know the full details of the infringement, but it seems highly unusual given the fact that club delegates voted to remove the transfer deadline for the Single-A League at last November’s BBF Annual General Meeting.

As a result the Raptors now face a much more difficult task on Sunday. Their preparations have been hampered further by the fact that they will be travelling to Tonbridge with a much depleted squad.

Herts fans who cannot make the trip, can follow Herts Raptors on twitter for updates on Sunday.