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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More than a century of baseball in Edmonton’s historic river valley could be lost to the wrecking ball as the area faces a major redevelopment.
At the team’s annual gala fundraising dinner on Feb. 24th, Edmonton Prospects owner Pat Cassidy sounded the alarm about the future of ReMax Field, which is home to the Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) club.
“This is an extremely important year, a critical year, for the ballpark because this is the year the City (of Edmonton) is going to determine its long-term fate,” Cassidy told those in attendance.
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