League Can-Am: the fusion will be without Ottawa

Ligue Can-Am: la fusion se fera sans Ottawa

Miles Wolff, owner of Champions and the commissioner of the League, Can-Am, provides that the fact that Ottawa does join the new league does not mean the end of baseball in the canadian capital.

October 16, 2019 4: 00 am

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League Can-Am: the fusion will be without Ottawa

Ligue Can-Am: la fusion se fera sans Ottawa

Ian Bussières

The Sun

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The merger of the baseball leagues independent Can-Am and Frontier, which will be announced Wednesday, will be without the Champions of Ottawa, that the authorities of the league of the Frontier have refused to accept in their ranks.

“Officially, we were refused because we did not yet have a lease with the Stadium Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. But I rather think they have us screwed to the door simply because they didn’t want to have to align a team travelling to have an even number of teams. I believe they have used the folder of the lease as an excuse,” said the Sun, the owner of the Champions and League commissioner Can-Am, Miles Wolff, visibly dissatisfied with the decision.

Fourteen teams

With the end of the operations of the River City Rascals in O ‘ Fallon, Missouri, who won the last championship of the League of the Frontier, the circuit in the american Midwest found itself with only nine formations, so that the League Can-Am currently has six teams.

These are only the Capitals of Quebec, the Eagles of Trois-Rivières, the Miners of Sussex County, the Jackals in New Jersey and the Boulders of Rockland who will join the teams in the League Frontier in 2020.

The new league will become the most important independent circuit in Canada and the United States, surpassing the american Association and the League of Pecos, who are both 12 training courses.

Not the end

Miles Wolff provides, however, that the fact that Ottawa does join the new league does not mean the end of baseball in the canadian capital.

“We are working to have the baseball remains in Ottawa. Unfortunately, this will not be with Quebec and Three Rivers,” continued the business man, who has long been the owner of the Capitals.

“Currently, we are looking for a league. I also speak to a few groups who want to buy the team. But before you can sell the team, we need him to find a league!” reported Mr. Wolff.

Six other leagues

Once complete, the fusion Can-Am-Frontier, only six other circuits, independent professionals exist in northern Mexico : the atlantic League, the League Empire, the american Association, the Association of the pacific, the League of the Pecos and the League of United Shore.

As peaceful Association and the League of the Pecos are located in the west and the south-west of the United States, they would not have an alliance as a “natural” with the Champions.

By contrast, the american Association already has a team in Canada, the Winnipeg Goldeyes, and the leagues Empire and Atlantic are both located in the eastern United States. The League of United Shore, it comprises four teams located in Detroit and its suburbs. “We look at all the possibilities. We have not yet taken a decision,” said Miles Wolff.

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