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This Is Professional Baseball? Whopper Watch

Ottawa Champions president David Gourlay gave us a helpful reminder the other day. In announcing Sam Bat Corporation as a team sponsor, Gourlay said: “These guys make bats for professional baseball players and we’re a professional baseball team.”

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Brave 2015 Predictions: Top-10 List

Councillor Rick Chiarelli … appointed the Loneliest Man In Town. — Everyone is making predictions about 2015 so why can’t The Bulldog? Here goes in the form of a Top 10 List: 10. Ex-Kitchissippi councillor Katharine Hobbs leaves planet to return … Continue reading

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Watson’s Baseball Folly

The Ottawa Champions have named their new manager, former Major League Baseball great Hal Lanier. You have to be a certain vintage to remember Lanier. That was my earliest vintage. Somehow the 18-34 age bracket might have missed him Good … Continue reading

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Batting Last, Jim Watson: Whopper Watch

This is grim. How much did Mayor Jim Watson know about bringing Double-A baseball to Ottawa? Very, very little. Case in point. Watson in an interview with the Citizen’s Joanne Chianello said that Triple-A baseball was too rich for Ottawa’s … Continue reading

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You Fund City Hall Swag: Bulldog On CFRA

CFRA’s Rob Snow and Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray look at the ridiculous waste of councillor “swag” at city hall and they discuss the hopeless prospects for a Can-Am baseball team in the city. In fact, the Can-Am League is not … Continue reading

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Watson’s Baseball Pipe Dream

Maybe it’s time for Mayor Jim Watson to come clean on the baseball situation in Ottawa … if Watson even knows what the status of the ball team is. Watson is touting baseball coming to Ottawa but that appears very … Continue reading

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Baseball Decision Appealed

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: Subject: Baseball Stadium – Appeal Sent on behalf of M. Rick O’Connor, City Clerk and Solicitor Mayor and Members of Council, I am writing further to my earlier message of March … Continue reading

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Baseball Litigation Concludes

This a release from the City of Ottawa. Remember that the Can-Am League mentioned below is the same loop that the city awarded the franchise for running baseball at Ottawa Stadium. The Can-Am League will not operate this summer:

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Jim Watson’s Baseball Top 10 List

Here are the Top 10 things Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said about his rather botched baseball file. No word on what he said about the casino or bridge files. His Worship speaks below: 1. Just like our new Can-Am League … Continue reading

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Does Ottawa Still Have A Baseball Deal?

Bulldog Ottawa is just throwing this out there, but consider it. If the Can-Am League, which the city has an agreement with for a franchise in 2015, is now operating as a division of the independent American Association because it … Continue reading

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