Sim City

Eric Sim may just be the hero that baseball deserves, even if the sport doesn’t need him any longer. 

A self-professed “washed up” catcher and pitcher, Sim has found happiness as a bar manager and in baseball exile at his bat cave, where he still trains like a pro but professes a hate of the game he spent seven minor-league seasons playing.  

Both outspoken and entertaining, Sim isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. If his unfiltered talk doesn’t send people to the exits, his unabashed opinions might. 

Yet, the same in-your-face expression that turns off many baseball fans is also what makes the former Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) Canadian Rookie of the Year a cult favourite and a voice for the minor league experience. 

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When East Meets West

We spent a lot of time examining the Alberta teams of the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) with 2019 season previews for each club. But the six Alberta squads only make up the Western Division of the league. There are another six teams competing in the Eastern Division of the WCBL – all of them from Saskatchewan. 

Here’s a quick look at each Saskatchewan-based team in the WCBL …

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The Basepath Not Taken

The pursuit of baseball can take a person down several different roads. 

For an elite few, it can result in a professional playing career. For others, it may find them paying forward what they know as a coach. For most though, the detour is more pronounced.

For Global Edmonton anchor Kent Morrison he went from playing baseball, to coaching ball, to telling baseball stories.

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