Niagara Gazette


August 5, 2013

BASE PATHS: Another chance for pro ball in the Falls?


Niagara Gazette — But he’s seeking a few more “host cities,” as he calls them. Applicants must have a 2,500-seat stadium and lighting suitable for affiliated minor-league ball. Niagara Falls is halfway there, and this would be a league with not just professional ballplayers, but players on a track to promotion.

Niagara Falls would need to put it all together. Obstructionism and self-interest would need to go to the sidelines. (Base Paths has another essay on this topic on deck; watch this space.) But wouldn’t it be lovely? We’re just what they’re looking for, if only we can stay out of our own way.

THIS WORKED: “It’ll never last,” professional pessimists may pronounce, but we heard words like that 54 years ago this coming Thursday and we’re still together. Happy anniversary, Mrs. Paths.

Doug Smith offers his take on local baseball with Base Paths every Monday. Email Doug at

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page