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Montreal Mayor on Return of MLB: ‘We’re In’

After 45-minutes of talks with businessmen Stephen Bronfman and Mitch Gerber about bringing Major League Baseball back to Montreal (QC), Mayor Valerie Plante said, “we’re in.”  Plante didn’t even rule out putting public money into the project, as long as it was approved by citizens in a referendum.  Read more here.

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Montreal Mayor to Meet Friday with Promoters of MLB’s Return to the City

Mayor Valérie Plante says she’s looking forward to meeting Stephen Bronfman and Mitch Garber on Friday to discuss the return of Major League Baseball to Montreal (QC).  Bronfman and Garber head a group of investors in talks to land an MLB team for the city, through expansion or relocation of an existing franchise.  Read more here.

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WMBL’s Swift Current Indians Change Name, Unveil Logo

swift-current-57sPRESS RELEASE – The 2016 Western Major Baseball league champions have a new name. Honouring the 57 seasons the team played as The Swift Current Indians, the WMBL baseball team in Swift Current will now use the nickname “57’s”. Continue reading

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College Interested in Kitchener Panthers Ballpark Plan

Kitchener Panthers LogoThe Kitchener Panthers (Intercounty Baseball League) are in early talks with Conestoga College in Kitchener (ON) about partnering to build a shared-use, 1,500-seat baseball stadium on college land for a price tag of around $5-$10 million.  Read more here.

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A Possible Site for a New Montreal Ballpark?

Montreal Expos LogoMontreal baseball fans dreaming of the return of major league baseball were teased once again Monday after developer Luc Poirier said that his newly purchased downtown property could become a baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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Alberta Town Wants WMBL Team

Western Major Baseball League LogoOrganizers in the City of Brooks in southeast Alberta, Canada, have announced that they are seeking a franchise in the summer collegiate Western Major Baseball League.  The team would play at the recently completed Brooks Quad Ball Complex.  Read more here.  Thanks to Phil Savage for the link.

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WMBL Coming to Fort McMurray (AB)?

Western Major Baseball League LogoIt appears as though Fort McMurray’s dream of finding a permanent tenant for Shell Place’s baseball stadium may not be that far off.  If Steve Avila of High Plains Baseball has his way, the summer collegiate Western Major Baseball League will be coming to town as early as 2016. Read more here.

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