Fans packed Olympic Stadium in Montreal (QC) on Friday and Saturday to the to watch the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Boston Red Sox, but what’s next in the quest to bring baseball back to the former MLB market? Read more and view photo gallery here.
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There really isn’t much new here, but Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre says he plans to meet with the commissioner of Major League Baseball at the end of the month in his ongoing quest to see the sport return to the city. Read more and watch video here.
Commissioner Bud Selig traced the Tampa Bay Rays’ inability to retain key personnel — at least in part — to the inability to secure a new ballpark. Read more here. Meanwhile, Rays owners Stuart Sternberg has reportedly had discussions with wealthy Wall Street associates about moving the Rays to Montreal. Read more here.
Ground crews are preparing Olympic stadium in Montreal for Major League Baseball exhibition games on Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, featuring the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Mets. So far, more than 37,000 tickets have been sold for Friday night’s game and more than 43,000 for Saturday’s afternoon game. Read more and watch news report here.
The New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays will reportedly play a pair of exhibition games at Olympic Stadium just before the 2014 season begins. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – As part of the Can-Am League’s preseason exhibition schedule, the Quebec Capitales and Trois-Rivieres Aigles will meet in the first-ever Quebec Baseball Classic on Saturday, May 11 at Montreal’s Ahuntsic Park at 7:30 p.m. Continue reading
We spoke too soon on Sunday. It looks like Can-Am League/American Association chief Miles Wolff is interested in developing a new Canadian baseball circuit that would include inter-league play with the Can-Am League. Montreal would apparently be the foundation market to make this happen, if a proposed new 5,000 to 7,000-seat ballpark comes to fruition. Wolff reportedly Continue reading
Alan Schwarz from the New York Times discusses the challenges of bringing pro baseball back to Montreal, including the reality that there is no existing stadium to house a team. Former Montreal Expos outfielder and broadcaster Marc Griffin has been trying to bring baseball back to Montreal for years. He says he has found the perfect location for a new 4,500-seat Can-Am League ballpark across the Continue reading