A crowd of 46,314 at Olympic Stadium watched Cincinnati Reds blank the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 Friday night. Read more here. More than 50,000 people showed up as the Jays beat the Reds 9-1 Saturday afternoon. Read more here.
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Pursuing what appears to be the Pecos League model, former Pecos League coach Mike Greene is working to launch the new Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League in the Pacific Northwest. Greene has reportedly secured a deal to play at historic Olympic Stadium in Hoquiam (WA), the former home of the defunct indy pro Grays Harbor Gulls (Western Baseball League). We’ll let Continue reading
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.
The Conference Board of Canada has released this briefing that explores the feasibility of Major League Baseball returning to Montreal. While market conditions are good for the city, an unlevel playing field (no hard salary cap) and the need for a new stadium make it unlikely that MLB will return t0 Montreal any time soon. Read more here. Read a perspective from Ottawa here.
A citizens committee has been set up in Montreal to explore ways to better use Olympic Stadium. One writer from the Montreal Gazette thinks demolition ought to be on the table. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
PRESS RELEASE – The Kelowna Falcons downed the Kitsap BlueJackets 5-3 Wednesday night at historic Olympic Stadium in Grays Harbor, Washington. Long-time high school coach and Grays Harbor Community College athletic director Ken Waite’s memory was honored by an enthusiastic crowd [of 250] attending the charity game played in temperatures in the 50s.