You can check it out yourself, which is probably more than the members of the City Council did before signing up with these...Well, more on that in just a second. Here's the link to their website, though...
Anyway, in checking out their website, I learned who the people behind this are. Both of them. Here's an almost complete listing (minus the typos!) of the PSCL Baseball Board of Directors:
President: Matt Acker
Director of Player Development: Brady Hoover
Tournament Director: Matt Acker
Camp Director: Brady Hoover
Youth League Director: Brady Hoover
High School Fall Ball Director: Matt Acker
Busy, busy Matt Acker. He also serves as
Bat Boy, Spittoon Shiner and Washer of Socks.
Yes, yes, I know - this doesn't look like a traditional "board of directors," does it? In fact, in looking at their website, I don't know what it all looks like, other than a mess. The kind of mess that a city like Port Angeles would go for wholeheartedly. (Well, six to one, as the case may be...) It's so shoddy and so incomplete and so utterly nonsensical a website that one would think that it would, at best, frighten and confuse a member of the City Council. But, addled though it may be, here we are, with the City in bed with Matt and Brady (those "fine young men" of Pat Downie's dreams), so I have to assume that no one from the Council, other than perhaps Lee Whetham, even bothered to look at the website at all.
Oh, and speaking of looking at their website...Other than a tab generically marked "Name the team," which links to the opportunity to name the Port Angeles team, I couldn't find any mention of Port Angeles on the website. Hmmm...In any case, here's the link to the "Name the team" page again.
Now, I'm not a baseball fan, and I never thought I'd be talking about it so much here, but...This whole scheme does seem to perfectly illustrate how the City Council will A) Latch onto any harebrained idea, no matter how farfetched, without B) Doing their homework, or C) Charging fair prices for their resources, while at the same time D) Trumpeting the whole harebrained, longshot, ripped off deal as some sort of success or sign of Great Things to Come.
But hey, maybe I'm being too cynical. Maybe this will all work out swell, just swell, and crowds of wealthy tourists will be taking the Aerial Tram from downtown to their box seats at Civic Field to watch the Port Angeles Panhandlers play.