If there was any argument about which Vancouver sports franchise has been the most successful in recent years — and really, there shouldn't be — the Vancouver Canadians put it to rest with their fourth Short Season Single A Northwest Division championship.
The Canadians beat the Eugene Emeralds (cool team name bonus) 2-1 in the fourth game of the finals, which they won three games to one.
Really, the C's had been dominating the league all year, winning the first half championship and then sweeping Spokane in two games.
With bluechip prospects like Toronto Blue Jays first-rounders Logan Warmoth (who batted in both runs for the C's) and hard-throwing pitcher Nate Pearson, the Canadians simply had too much momentum to be stopped.
The Canadians set a team record for attendance early in Septemeber and, unless the Vancouver Whitecaps make a playoff run (which very well could happen given the way the team has been playing of late), their place atop the Vancouver sports hierachy should be safe.
The only shame is that Vancouverites have to wait until next summer to go to games at Nat Bailey again.