Guarded optimism is as close as it comes to drinking the Kool-Aid with the Rapids, or whatever they might be called (even if legal wrangling leads to using another name, Rapids is the preference). Can-Am League commissioner Miles Wolff, along with the local sweat-equity types such as Ottawa's own Mike Kusiewicz are nothing if not willing to consider everything within reason to get the region's baseball community all pulling on the same rope next summer. As Mr. Wolff said:
"... the league believes in the market. It's a great city. A great stadium. Long-term, we think it's in the best interest of the league to try and make it work. It all teases you.No one is denying that it has not been and will be a hard road, starting in January when the process to sell tickets and put together a competitive team begins in earnest. It is doable, and with Wolff's energy and vision, all things are possible.
Footage of yesterday's press conference is up over at The Unofficial Ottawa Rapids Blog.
Can-Am league still up for Ottawa challenge; No new owner in sight, but planning continues for '09 baseball season (Ottawa Citizen)
Bases loaded for return; League confident pro ball can survive in city (Sun Media)