Purgatory Online

Thursday, November 21, 2002

I'll go out on a limb and say the new Canadian Baseball League will work, at least for a while. Everything about it seems designed to be a blend of minor-league atmosphere and Canada's famous struggle for cultural identity: salary caps (and floors), games played Thursday-Sunday only, a minimum of Canadian players for each team. It's interesting that they're directly competing with minor league baseball in at least a couple of cities, and I have to imagine they'll draw pretty well just out of national pride for the first season.