Yes, the Southern League was where I was thinking a Kannapolis team might fit in. The Mudcats in Zebulon used to be in the AA Southern League before dropping down to the Carolina League. Its a long shot I know, but how cool for the White Sox org would it be to have the AAA, AA, and High A teams within a 2 hour drive of each other. If MLB teams are getting to pick and choose their affiliates now, who knows what to expect. There is a 10,000 seat requirement to be a AAA franchise. Not sure about a AA requirement.
Either way, the new ballpark in Kannapolis is really nice and it is a shame that no one is playing ball there. I’ve been out there several times over the summer to grab lunch or dinner from the concessions. Not a bad seat there and more importantly, there is SHADE!