Fans: you mean Green Bay Packers right?
Me: no the Kansas City Packers played 2 years in the Federal League (1914-1915)
Fans :Federal League?
Me :it was a league formed in 1913 and played in 1914-1915 it dared to challenge MLB to try become a third Major League.
Fans: Why did the Packers/league fail?
me:The Packers had a lot of problems like most team of the era of and of that league 1st of which was poor field placement by creek which flooded the field in 1914 forcing the Packers to hit the road for a good chunk of season . Also the Packers signed a few MLB players who were unhappy with their salaries and restricted ability to nogotiate because MLB reserve cause which said that players could only sign with the team holding the contract The Packers’ starting pitcher of their first game in Chicago ( what is now named Wrigley Field after 2 ins., when his former team the Reds served the Packers with an injunction. that to me would make for a humorus turn of event I picture the manager being served papers in the dugout. Some of the Federal League owners sued claiming the MLB reserve clause was againist the US anti trust laws. Some MLB owners offered stakes in thier MLb clubs helping to break the will of the feds The Supreme court ruled that since ballgames were public events they are not interstate comerce anti trust laws did not apply to baseball. this killed the leaguehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Baseball_Club_v._National_League
Fans : Why do this blog entry now
Me: the dice game i play to pick team of day lead me here