News and Notes: IBL’s interest hasn’t faded, new message board

The new Ottawa baseball message board, Ottawa Baseball Fans

The new Ottawa baseball message board, Ottawa Baseball Fans

Here’s a few quick noteworthy items to discuss on this beautiful Saturday evening.

IBL still interested in Ottawa

I received a comment on my WordPress bio page from Litter Box reader Rob Alexander regarding the IBL’s interest in Ottawa. He contacted the league’s commissioner regarding Ottawa’s future in the league and had this to say:

I contacted the IBL Commissioner a month ago in light of the fading AA baseball effort. He stated that the league’s position is that the league and the Fat Cats’ ownership wish to return to Ottawa and are awaiting the City’s decision as to the future of Ottawa Stadium. Both parties seek a multi-year agreement rather than a season-at-a-time lease. Stay tuned.

Good to see that there’s still interest from the league, which is expected. It appears that OSG hasn’t given up either, so that’s encouraging. It’s always a good thing when there’s a willing group to take on a project if Plan A falls through and there does appear to be a possibility of that happening. It’s even better when you know how good of a job OSG has done over the past few years and would do if they stepped back in.

The question is – will the city be willing to give them a multi-year deal?

New forum for baseball discussion

Back when the Rapidz were around, a message board was set up by a few fans in an attempt to start some dialogue. Ottawa Rapidz Fans was a pretty big success and now with professional baseball seemingly making a comeback around here, I figured I’d start one up.

Check out Ottawa Baseball Fans, and if you have anything to add to the discussion, make an account and do so!

Future of the blog

This blog will most likely continue to be in operation over the next few years unless a decision is made here to axe baseball altogether, however there won’t really be any order as to when posts will come out. If news breaks regarding Double-A, I’ll update the blog. Other than that, I’ll only add anything if I feel it’s necessary – and that could be at any time. Keep checking back every now and then!

  1. I hope the Fat Cats come back! I’m pretty bummed that there’s no baseball here this year.

  2. I hope the Fat Cats come back too. Was planning a road trip to Ottawa this summer for some IBL action until they pulled the plug on 2013. Hopefully 2014!

    • Thanks for chiming in, Rob. I actually know of quite a few people from other IBL markets who were planning Ottawa road trips for this summer. Hopefully you’ll be able to come watch a ball game here in Ottawa soon!

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