Bulldogs looking for home field

The fastball team formerly known as the Emo Bulldogs is looking for a place to play.
The Rainy River District Fastball League champ, now known as the Alton Pollard Bulldogs, recently moved back to Fort Frances, citing poor field conditions at the old Emo diamond.
But it’s a move that has left the team in limbo as it considers a home ball park to play out of here—paring down their choices to VanJura Stadium here or the Couchiching diamond.
“We’re not sure quite yet. It depends on the conditions of [Couchiching’s] field,” said Bulldogs shortstop Brent Tookenay.
Last year, the Bulldogs went 18-2 en route to their sixth-straight RRDFL title, but cancelled an appearance at the North American Fastball Association Division II World Series in August due to scheduling conflicts.
They played their home playoff games at VanJura last season after their home ball park was in poor conditions after storms and the annual Emo fall fair.
“[Last year] was kind of a down year,” said Tookenay. “But we’re looking to make a run at the [World Series] this year.”
The Bulldogs had played out of Emo since 1995, but were a local fixture in Fort Frances under the names Witherspoon Whips and Rainy Lake Sports.
The eight-team RRDFL will begin its 21-game season in mid-May.