Niagara Gazette

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August 5, 2013

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

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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 pollyndoug@hotmail.com.

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