2022 Season Preview: Okotoks Dawgs

The Okotoks Dawgs are a perennial favourite to rack up wins and position themselves atop the West Division standings in the Western Canadian Baseball League.

After fielding two teams in a pandemic-shortened 2021 campaign, the Dawgs will be looking to return to the form that allowed them to capture the 2019 WCBL championship.

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Holy Schmidt! Did That Just Happen?

Well, you can’t say he didn’t warn you.

At the Okotoks Dawgs media day event, which is an opportunity for reporters to meet the team’s players and coaching staff prior to the Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) season, head coach Mitch Schmidt was asked about his “Big Bear” nickname.

He described himself as “very easy going” and a guy who gets along with everybody. Then he followed that description up with this comment: “They say that I’m in hibernation, but when I come out of hibernation, the Big Bear comes out.”

The Big Bear definitely came out …

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