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Judge Extends Restraining Order Against Binghamton Mets

By Fox 40 Staff.
A federal judge in Utica has extended a temporary restraining order keeping the owners of the Binghamton Mets from negotiating a sale to anyone other than Main Street Baseball.

That's a group interested in moving the franchise to Wilmington, Delaware. The restraining order is now valid until April 30th, pending the resolution of the matter or further modification by the court. Judge David Hurd issued his decision late this afternoon.

David Heller and Clark Minker, owners of Main Street Baseball were seeking to have the restraining order extended to six months while B-Mets President Mike Urda wanted the order withdrawn altogether. Urda reportedly had another deal in place to sell the team to an alternate buyer he says is committed to keeping the team in Binghamton. This second deal came about, Urda says, after the 60-day no shopping period in negotiations with Main Street Baseball had expired.

In a statement issued Tuesday, Urda called the alternate buyer the "future guardian angel of the Binghamton Mets."

Neither side has commented on the judge's ruling at this time.