Baseball Day in Canada: Aug. 14th at Seaman Stadium
The Western Canadian Baseball League is proud to announce a full slate of plans for Baseball Day in Canada.
Saturday, August 14th will be a special day for baseball fans across the country, and in particular in Western Canada, as the Edmonton Prospects of the WCBL will launch the league’s first ever Baseball Day in Canada celebrations at Seaman Stadium in Okotoks, Alberta.
Seaman Stadium is a state-of-the-art, $22-million baseball complex that is the flagship facility of the WCBL and home to the highly successful, Okotoks Dawgs, who are the defending league champions. Baseball industry websites Ballpark Biz and Ballpark Digest have consistently ranked the Dawgs 3rd in North America among summer collegiate franchises in attendance, with an average of 4,000 fans per game.
The event will be a celebration of everything good and positive about baseball in Canada. The WCBL is the only high-level league in the country – apart from Major League Baseball (MLB), where the Blue Jays have finally come home to Rogers Centre in Toronto – which has offered its fans and players a competitive 2021 season. The response of baseball fans to once again be able to enjoy this fabulous outdoor summer activity with family and friends has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic.
Baseball Day in Canada will offer various events all built around WCBL action featuring the host Edmonton Prospects against the defending champion Okotoks Dawgs. Aug. 14th games are scheduled as follows:
- 2:05 PM: Dawgs vs. Prospects, Seaman Stadium in Okotoks, Alberta
- 7:05 PM: Dawgs vs. Prospects, Seaman Stadium in Okotoks, Alberta
The entire day and both games will be live-streamed under the production of Exposure Media commencing at 1 PM. For details of the live stream please visit the Prospects website.
The broadcast will feature a number of interviews with some of Canada’s most influential and prominent baseball people, including National Baseball Hall of Fame journalist Bob Elliott of the Canadian Baseball Network; Scott Crawford, President of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame; former Major Leaguer and current President of Baseball Canada Jason Dickson; Alberta’s Minister of Culture Ron Orr; Martin Long, Alberta’s Secretary for Small Business and Tourism; Okotoks Dawgs founding and managing director John Ircandia; former Dawgs standout Tristan Peters (a MLB draft pick of the Milwaukee Brewers); former Prospects two-way beast Erik Sabrowski (now pitching in the minors in the San Diego Padres system); Ian Wilson of Alberta Dugout Stories; and WCBL President Kevin Kvame, among others.
The interviews will offer commentary on the state of baseball in the country and will be conducted by veteran sports media personalities Dean Millard of Podcast Alley, and Joe McFarland of Alberta Dugout Stories.
A fireworks display will follow the conclusion of the nightcap between the Prospects and the Dawgs. As the feature games during this inaugural Baseball Day in Canada are technically HOME games for the Prospects, fans must purchase tickets for either or both of the games on the Edmonton Prospects website.