Minor league team's 55-game road trip might be even longer

Baseball The Biloxi Shuckers, the Double-A affiliate of the Brewers, are enduring a 55-game road trip while their new stadium is built.That trip might take even longer.  Tickets for the team's June 6 home opener are due to go on sale Wednesday, but Biloxi's acting m

ayor says the stadium may not be ready. "There has been no agreement to pay any extra costs to open up early," Robert Deming told WLOX-TV in Biloxi. "We've discussed it. And there's going to be a large added cost. And right now, we haven't agreed to pay it.  "Every one of us wants to play ball as soon as possible."Deming said the construction company building MGM Park has until Aug. 4 to complete the work and opening any earlier would carry a "substantial price tag" nearing $500,000. "The premature nature of publishing a date seems to be similar to the original agreement," Deming said. "Frustrated is a pretty good term."A co-owner of the Shuckers, who are 18-13 and atop the Southern League's South Division, is standing by the June 6 date."It took 11 years to say opening day is June 6, so a good day for me," Tim Bennett said.