- Category: Community Columns
- Published: Friday, 27 May 2016 10:57
- Written by Lindsay Curties
It's a tough sell in many Canadian towns and cities. You know why? Summer is short. We like to participate in our own activities and soak up the sun while it's warm.
At least, that's why I believe minor league baseball leagues and teams struggle to get by across the country.
That said, setting up the Western Major Baseball League as a summer league for current college players was a good move. There's enough support in Moose Jaw to keep the Miller Express operating and entertaining baseball fans at Ross Wells Park.
The Miller Express open up the WMBL season Saturday night at 7 o'clock, hosting the Swift Current Indians. Baseball fans get to see young, energetic, up-and-comers from right here at home and from the United States. These youngsters take time while they're in town to work with local children on their baseball skills. They also participate in community events and contribute while they're here.
I've got some great memories of the old Moose Jaw Devons, Moose Jaw Astros, Moose Jaw Diamond Dogs and the Miller Express.
Whether you're a baseball fan or not, I'd recommend you and your family give our local ball club a chance to impress you. It really is great family entertainment in beautiful, historic Ross Wells Park. Go make some memories.