"This million dollar a year lease argument is entirely irrelevant — a red herring. It's pretty tough to blame the City for this — no more than I would blame an undertaker for not saving his unfortunate client. ... the City has bent over backwards for Independent baseball in Ottawa, they're not the problem.It's a long road to justice sometimes.
— Carl Kiiffner, The unofficial Ottawa Rapids blog, Sept. 29
"Former Rapidz owner (name redacted) used the city as a scapegoat when he exited Sept. 29, saying the city was trying for a 10-fold increase in rent to about $1 million a season when the existing lease with the former owner of the International League’s Lynx runs out following the 2009 season.
— Ottawa Citizen, today
"The city offered to extend the $108,000 a year to (name redacted), (city councillor Bob) Monette said, so he’s not sure why the failure to secure a long-term deal with the city was cited as one of the reasons for the team folding."
— Sun Media, today
It's a good day.