Ottawa takes a swing at professional baseball one more time
Published Monday, June 16, 2014 12:55PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, June 16, 2014 1:47PM EDT
Ottawa’s new Double-A baseball team has a new name.
Ottawa’s return to the Can-Am league will be with the Ottawa Champions. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson joined league commissioner Miles Wolff to make the announcement.
The Capital has had a troubled past when it comes to the minor leagues. The Ottawa Lynx, The Rapidz and Fat Cats all struck out.
Wolff is optimistic this time around. The city has pledged $1.2 million in renovations to the ballpark. The Can-Am league has signed a 10-year lease.
The Ottawa Champions are now taking suggestions for a team logo.
The team will play ball in the spring of 2015.