The gloves are off.
And we’re not talking about the ones that catch baseballs.
With the recent announcement that the Edmonton Riverhawks will join the West Coast League (WCL) in 2021, that summer collegiate circuit has staked a claim in the heart of Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) territory with its 15th franchise.
It’s a move that has raised eyebrows and, in some circles, ire.
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The lights will stay on at RE/MAX Field in Edmonton. It just remains to be seen who will play under them.
After a couple of years of speculation, rumours and proposals, Baseball Edmonton Inc. has announced it has been granted a 10-year lease to operate the ballpark.
After that announcement, the Edmonton Prospects announced they would be moving to Spruce Grove for the 2022 season.
But what does this all mean for the Western Canadian Baseball League in the capital?
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Those dark clouds hovering over the baseball world don’t seem to be going anywhere. What started as a bleak-looking rain delay graduated to postponed games, and we are now in a phase where many cancelled contests won’t ever be played.
What’s lost may never be found.
One of the latest casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic is the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL), a summer collegiate circuit previously known as the Western Major Baseball League with historical roots dating back to the 1930s.
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There have been a lot of questions surrounding the upcoming summer baseball season in Alberta, across this country and around the world. Will it happen? Can we have a shortened campaign? How willing are players and fans to take part?
Those questions and more have been hanging over the head of Kevin Kvame. Over the last few weeks, the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) president has been trying to stay on top of all of the COVID-19 developments.
We spoke with Kvame about the current status of the WCBL.
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There are final outs and then there are final outs.
The final out of a game. The final out of a series. The final out of a season. The final out of your final season.
Then there’s the last out that precedes a rain delay. Is it really the final out? Will this game start up again? Will we play the rest of this another day?
Such are the questions that come with rain delays.
Welcome to the season of coronavirus. It’s a season of uncertainty and one of far more questions than answers.
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