Jeff Jarrett has been showing up everywhere lately. The former WCW champion recently made an appearance on WWE SmackDown. Jarrett has also been busy after partnering with the ownership group of small collegiate developmental baseball team.

Double J joined the Springfield, Illinois group late last year. There has been much confusion online about whether Jarrett bought a stake in the team or is just working for them. The team’s owner brought Jarrett in with the promise of bringing a pro wrestling twist to the fan experience.

Jarrett announced in December that the team would be getting a total re-brand. They were formerly known as the Springfield Sliders. Jeff teased on Twitter that he will unveil the team’s new identity at 2:17 PM Central Time.

“On 2/17…


At 2:17…

In the 2 – 1 – 7…

The NEW brand of baseball ⚾️ is unveiled at @CapitalOfFunSPI !”

The team that Jeff Jarrett is working with is a member of the unaffiliated Prospect League. Players in the league are not considered professionals. League rules dictate that all players must maintain their NCAA eligibility to play.

The regional organization has teams in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. They play at Robin Roberts Stadium, which has a capacity of 5,200. Jeff Jarrett is looking to bring a carnival-like atmosphere to the ballpark this Summer.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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