Hockey and soccer are the sports of big balls for the world. It's in Hildalgo, Texas; not the biggest city in Hildalgo County.
Get some baseball in there and Rio Grande Valley is golden. Quite frankly, I bet you're as surprised as I that hockey has a presence there before baseball, in this region that includes Brownsville and McAllen, touting an outstretched number of about a million folks. McAllen hosted an independent league team before.
Perhaps the Rio Grande Valley will get a baseball team and be a feeder for the Rangers and 'Stros systems someday. The NBA has its roots and now MLS has eyeballs on the area.
Somewhere growing in the area of a dozen thousand people live in Hildalgo and as an American border city you can imagine it will grow many times over. It is sure to be more of an international place than most.
Do you think that the southern tip of Texas may be the tip of the iceberg?
New Jersey Major League Baseball Team. And what about Buffalo?