It is false on its face that baseball does not work in Ottawa. Teams with bad ownership do not work in Ottawa -- fact.
Long story short, Can-Am League commissioner Miles Wolff wants to be here. The City of Ottawa wants a baseball team here. Please read Carl Kiiffner's post on the subject:
"We're back to where we were at this time last October ... there’s a lot of work to do. Despite everything that has gone on here in 2007-08, Miles Wolff remains committed to keeping a team here if he can. The pressure on him is considerable, so any support you can send his way will be appreciated (firstname.lastname@example.org)."The Rapidz owners declaring bankruptcy did not warrant going into the classic Ottawa "worst sports town" self-flagellation. Wolff said 2,500 fans per game was the break-even point. The Rapidz averaged 2,197, decent attendance for an expaasion team run by clueless novices. The owners walked away. They gave up because they couldn't get a lease. That's not on the city or its citizens.
The bottom line is it's not over yet, no matter how much any of the know-it-alls try to make a connection that simply isn't there. This has nothing to do with any team that has come and gone before. The Can-Am League is a good product and seriously, what other sport could work at the Coventry Rd. ballpark?
See you at Opening Day 2009.