Friday, March 5, 2010

Seals to play two exhibition games in Kamloops

The Victoria Seals open the regular season on May 21st at Royal Athletic Park against the expansion Na Ikaika Koa Maui, but it won't be their first game of 2010 on Canadian soil. According to the Kamloops Daily News, the Seals will take on the Calgary Vipers at NorBrock Stadium in Kamloops in a pair of pre-season games on May 12th and 13th.

It's fairly well known that the Golden Baseball League would love to put an expansion team in Kamloops, since it's perfectly situated geographically as a stop-over between Victoria and Calgary/Edmonton. Having a team in Kamloops would bring the league one step closer to having a Canadian Division. If the exhibition games in Kamloops are well attended and a suitable owner can be found then it's likely that an expansion team will be granted to the city in time for the 2011 season. If it happens, the team will be the first professional baseball squad in the city's history.