Orlando, Fla. — The man who helped bring the NBA's Magic to Orlando is leading an effort to do the same thing with professional baseball.
During a news conference at Dubsdread Golf Course Wednesday, Orlando Magic co-founder Pat Williams said he wants a Major League Baseball expansion team to come to Orlando. He announced the team would be called the Orlando Dreamers.
In an Interview on Orlando's Evening News with Tony Marino, Williams said from Walt Disney to John Young to thousands of people that move to Orlando each month, the city is about dreamers.
"We're the largest market that doesn't have a Major League Baseball team or an NFL team," Williams said. He said that professional baseball has not worked well in Miami or Tampa but that he is convinced the Orlando market would be different.
Williams said he called the MLB commissioner’s office Wednesday and left a message about his plan. He encourage people to answer two simple questions at
OrlandoDreamers.com, to help gauge interest.