Nearly twenty years later, it's the opinion of the governing body at Toobworld Central (ahem) that the team resurfaced. Only this time, it had been relocated to Boston and was under new ownership.
And now the Pioneers were known as the Pilgrims.
Recently (as far as the Toobworld timeline is concerned), Detective Jane Rizzoli - along with her friend, medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles - investigated the murder of a coach for the Pilgrims who was killed in the team's locker room. Eventually a team player was killed as well.
The Pilgrims were Boston's second major league team - at least in Toobworld - and had a good shot at the pennant. This doesn't seem likely if the team had originally been the hapless Pioneers, but in the real world the Yankees were able to turn around their fortunes after George Steinbrenner bought the team. The same could hold true for the Pioneers/Pilgrims.
The current owners of the team were Phil and Geena Young, and the team was at the center of contention in their divorce proceedings. I'm thinking it's pozz'ble, just pozz'ble, that they didn't so much as buy the team from Mitzi Balzer as Geena may have inherited it. She could have been Mitzi's grandaughter by a son or daughter never mentioned on the series. (As Geena Young's maiden name was never mentioned, we could go either way with the family tree.)
|Geena Young is questioned by Detectives Rizzoli and Korsak|
(Korsak is wearing a Pilgrims jersey)
This is pure conjecture on the part of Toobworld Central, something to tidy up the TV Universe by creating a connection to a long-forgotten sitcom. But since it's unlikely that it will ever be proven wrong, and the rules governing Toobworld are more lax than with other TV crossover sites, we're going to rule this a hit.
|Rizzoli and Isles watch a Pilgrims baseball game|