Ottawa Wants To Bring Back Baseball


Ottawa is attempting to bring back Minor League Baseball in the city again. There may be a long way to go, but Ottawa has taken a big step in order to do this. Ottawa last had the Ottawa Lynx of the International League from 1993 until 2007. The franchise then relocated to Pennsylvania and became known as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. On Thursday, the Ottawa Citizen, first reported that a tentative agreement to bring a Double-A Eastern League franchise to the city has been reached. This proposed agreement is a 10-year lease with two five-year extension options for a Double-A member club of the Eastern League Minor League Baseball to play at the Ottawa Stadium. This proposed agreement can mean the return of baseball to Ottawa as early as the 2013 season. The team from the Eastern League that would move to Ottawa, is still unknown. Could this team possibly be the Binghamton Mets? The franchise that could possibly go to Ottawa, would join the Vancouver Canadians (Class A Short-Season affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays) as the only Minor League Baseball teams to play in Canada. One of the big things of this happening, is it could possibly relocate the Binghamton Mets! Maybe in a couple of years, they will be called the Ottawa Mets. Who knows? Anything can happen.

-Quinn

2 Comments

I would actually love to see baseball return to Ottawa, or even an Ontario location closer to Michigan. I can’t understand why baseball doesn’t do better in Canada in general, I mean, hockey isn’t played in the summer time, ya know…I wouldn’t mind baseball even returning to Montreal, other than the CanAm League teams…
–Mike

Yes, I agree, I loved going to Bisons games when they faced Ottawa. I remember even seeing fans come down to Buffalo that were Ottawa fans and they routed for their team, so that was pretty cool. I would also like it if Ottawa got a team back, and I would also like seeing Montreal getting a team back, as they could replace a team like the Houston, as they could probaly get a bigger fan base there.
-Quinn

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