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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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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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A Swing And A Miss On Baseball

This is what baseball once looked like in Ottawa.  — The Eastern League of Double-A baseball is the luckiest league in the world. Why? Because it’s not doing business with the City of Ottawa.

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And Where Is The Baseball Parking?

The Ottawa Lynx failed because they didn’t have enough parking when most of their customers travelled to the game by Highway 417 next door. If you have a stadium like the Ottawa example beside the busiest highway in eastern Ontario, it’s not … Continue reading

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Double-A Baseball Chances Near Deadline

The chance of Minor League Baseball in Ottawa is getting close to the wire. Joe McEacharn, president of the Double-A Eastern League, says a decision for baseball in Ottawa will need to come by this fall so that the league can … Continue reading

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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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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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Baseball Deal Not Dead: League President

The glory days of baseball in Ottawa when the Coventry Road stadium actually had a team in it. Eastern League President Joe McEacharn says he is surprised by Ottawa reports that the bid for Double-A baseball here is on its … Continue reading

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A Lonely Outpost Of Baseball: Whopper Watch

Ottawa Stadium has one of the best locations in the city beside Highway 417. It’s problem is parking. As Citizen reporter David Reevely Tuesday followed the breaking news stories from Bulldog Ottawa on Eastern League baseball over the weekend, he uttered this major … 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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Money Shortfall Spurs Ottawa Baseball Talks

The cost of renovating Ottawa Stadium has risen markedly and is at the crux of the difficulty surrounding bringing Eastern League baseball to Ottawa in 2014, Bulldog Ottawa has learned. Meetings in Toronto and Ottawa today and Friday have come about … 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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Ottawa Tops Montreal As Baseball Town

After all the noise about Ottawa baseball this week, the Star’s blogger Richard Griffin (probably the best source on the Toronto Blue Jays) says Ottawa is way ahead of Montreal on baseball. Wasn’t always that way, you know. I miss … Continue reading

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Progress On Double-A Baseball Front

That silence you hear on the proposed Ottawa Double-A baseball club is the sound of optimism.

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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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A Tweet For The Ottawa Blue Jays

It appears Bulldog Ottawa is not the only entity that thinks that Eastern League baseball is afoot in the nation’s capital.

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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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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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Ottawa Baseball Negotiations To Be Extended

Negotiations on a proposal to bring Eastern League Class-AA baseball to Ottawa will be extended into January, a source close to the deal says.

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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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