Tag Archives: MiLB

Why Is City Denying Councillor Baseball Bid?

OK, so Bulldog Ottawa called last week to see the Mandalay Baseball bid submitted to the City of Ottawa to lease Ottawa Stadium for a Double-A Eastern League franchise. So too did another city media organization and it was told … Continue reading

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Get Out Of Dodge, Baseball Fans

Here’s what Mayor Jim Watson and his city staff are implicitly telling people in Ottawa who are even remotely interested in baseball:

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The One ‘Legitimate’ Ottawa Baseball Offer

Baseball at Ottawa Stadium. — Let’s do a very close analysis of the Ottawa baseball press release that didn’t make it to Bulldog Ottawa’s mailbox last week: The City of Ottawa has received multiple submissions for its Request for Offers … Continue reading

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City Fails To Play Ball

The bidding for use of Ottawa Stadium is complete. — Strangely enough, your agent at Bulldog Ottawa didn’t even know a press release had been issued on the results of the bidding process Thursday on professional baseball for Ottawa until … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Fooled On Baseball Bids

Don’t be fooled by the city saying it has received multiple bids to renovate Ottawa Stadium for baseball and take on a lease. Sure the city probably has received a few bids but one of the conditions of the deal … Continue reading

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One ‘Legitmate’ Bid Received For Ottawa Baseball

Ottawa Stadium: So far no major roadblocks have appeared in the effort to bring baseball back to the city. — The City of Ottawa has received one “legitimate” bid in its call for interest to locate an Eastern League Double-A … Continue reading

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City Issues Baseball RFO

This is a release from the City of Ottawa: In accordance with City Council’s direction to staff on June 12, the City of Ottawa’s Supply Branch today released a revised Request for Offers (RFO) for a “best offer to lease” … Continue reading

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Watson Misses Another Baseball Deadline

If Mayor Jim Watson were choosing up sides for a pick-up ballgame at Pinecrest, they’d throw out the first pitch in 2017. His Worship wanted the baseball file and lifted it from a number of engaged councillors who were making … Continue reading

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No Double-A Baseball For Ottawa In 2014

The window of opportunity for having Eastern League baseball in Ottawa has closed for 2014, league president Joe McEacharn said Saturday. McEacharn said talks in which he participated on Thursday and Friday in Toronto and Ottawa were “positive and constructive” … Continue reading

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Baseball Firm Interested In Ottawa Franchise For Sale

The City of Ottawa has been ready to renovate Ottawa Stadium but landing a Double-A franchise has been problematic. One of the two companies interested in moving an Eastern League franchise to Ottawa has been put up for sale, according to … Continue reading

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Fat Cats Could Have Helped New Ball Team: Reader

This baseball fan feels the proposed Eastern League baseball club slated for Ottawa in 2014 would have done well to associate with the Intercounty Fat Cats:

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Time Grows Short For Ottawa Double-A Baseball: Podcast

The straw that stirs the drink to work the deal that will bring baseball to Ottawa is Richard Billings of Beacon Sports. The managing director and COO of the Boston-based firm has brokered some of the biggest deals in recent … Continue reading

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Up To Eight Groups Interested In Ottawa Baseball Franchise

Ottawa Stadium and the Lynx when the city had a Triple-A baseball team. Boston sports firm Beacon Sports is exploring interest from eight entities across the United States and Canada interested in bringing Double-A baseball to Ottawa. Half of those … Continue reading

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Ottawa Baseball: It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over

A pre-game crowd for the Ottawa Lynx: The bid to bring baseball to Ottawa is far from over. Is the proposal for an Ottawa Class-AA Eastern League baseball team dead? No, not by a long shot. Has it had a … Continue reading

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Ottawa Baseball Agreement Delayed: Internal City Document

This is a city internal document obtained by Bulldog Ottawa. This is the document that was expected to be released today as explained in the Bulldog post Tuesday night: Dear Council colleague, I am writing to update you on the … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Ottawa Baseball

This is the last out of the old Ottawa Lynx at the stadium on Coventry Road. I’ve been beating the bushes lately trying to discover who is the local owner of the new Class AA Eastern League team scheduled to … Continue reading

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Now Is The Time For Ottawa Baseball

The Toronto Blue Jays had a lousy season but increased attendance. Why would you want to start a baseball team in Ottawa? Many people are asking that as negotiations with a group of principle owners for an Ottawa Double-A Eastern … Continue reading

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Ottawa Baseball Stadium Gets A New Roof

Construction workers were all over the roof of Ottawa Stadium Monday on Coventry Road. Here is the city’s emailed response to Bulldog Ottawa’s inquiry concerning this:

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Strike One On Ottawa Baseball Owner

Strike one person from the list of possible Double-A baseball owners in Ottawa.

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The Owners Of Ottawa Double-A Baseball

Now that unconfirmed reports are out there that Ryan-Sanders Entertainment Company is believed to be interested in being a minority owner of an Ottawa Double-A franchise, let’s talk about the principal owner.

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An Element Of Double-A Baseball Doubt

The good old days, not so long ago, at Ottawa Stadium. Last week, Mayor Jim Watson wrote an op-ed piece for the Ottawa Citizen on how the city can’t afford to miss opportunities. Very nice piece, but for baseball fans, … Continue reading

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An Issue With Ottawa Double-A Baseball

Mike Nellis has one little qualm with a Bulldog Ottawa post on Double-A baseball coming to town. This from my Twitter feed:

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