I support the Vipers mainly because I want to see pro baseball work in this city. And while Young is a collossally arrogant a-hole, Jeff Gidney is a good guy who deserves success.
Unfortunately, Young is the guy who runs the general day-to-day operations, and he most certantly decided that the Dawgs were the enemy and had to go. I've talked with Will Gardner several times, and I've overheard him having several arguments with his own staff over things that "Peter" would give his organization hell for. Certantly is not a good situation.
Of course, Young has already given himself an excuse to justify pushing the Dawgs out. In Monday's Herald, he mentioned that nobody from the Dawgs has even contacted him about a lease for next year. Of course, as that letter states, Young has spent the entire season making it clear to everyone that they will not be allowed back, so why bother asking?
Hopefully Gardner can get that ballpark built at MRC. He seemed very confident of getting funding for it when I first talked to him about it midseason. Hopefully that is still available, and the details get worked out.
There's no reason why both teams can't exist and thrive in Calgary.