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Stars manager talks about team's move

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Huntsville Stars General Manager Buck Rogers said  the team will use the final season in Huntsville to shine. Huntsville Stars General Manager Buck Rogers said the team will use the final season in Huntsville to shine.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The Huntsville Stars General Manager spoke out Saturday about the team officially leaving Alabama after their season ends this year. 

Buck Rogers said this is a devastating blow to the staff. It has left a lot of them wondering what is going to happen next, but they will use this last season to make Huntsville shine and try to bring in a new team. 

The Southern League Baseball League announced they approved plans for the Stars ownership to sell the franchise and move it to Biloxi, Miss. The Stars have been in the Brewers Double-A affiliate since 1999. 

Rogers said that with more than 9,000 seats, the ball park is too big for a Double-A club.

If the stadium gets some work done and the community comes out to support the Stars' final season, it could bring big changes in a few years, Rogers said. 

"I know the mayor had talked about wanting to build a downtown ballpark," Rogers said. "Well, I think it's time to step on the gas as a team, as an organization, and say we need to come up with a game plan with everybody involved that blows this year's out that says 'Hey, they are leaving, but look what happened in this town and it needs a team back.'"

Rogers said he will have a whole new game plan for his staff on Monday on how to handle this final season for the Stars.

Some stars players told WAFF they hoped that the city and the Star's ownership would be able to reach an agreement and keep the team here. The Star's franchise is now waiting for final approval by Major League and Minor League Baseball.

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