The problem with promoting Edmonton Prospects summer league college baseball is that they’re not the Edmonton Trappers. This isn’t the Pacific Coast League. And you’re not watching future major leaguers every time you go to the ballpark.But there’s one day of the year when it’s starting to feel like all of that is back like it was with the Triple A Trappers. And this year there may be two.It’s Canada Day at Re/Max Field. And the Monday 7 p.m. game against Moose Jaw is projecting to be a potential sellout in the 9,200-seat river valley gem of a park.The Prospects have brought in 14 Port-A-Pottys, with $5 beers and $2 hot dogs available for a pre-game picnic. ‘The Whisky Boyz’ live band will perform after the game until the fireworks show begins from the High Level Bridge. This year, it’s looking to be an event again.Usually, the Prospects go back to drawing flies after attracting by far their biggest crowd of the year on Canada Day but things may finally be changing for Patrick Cassidy’s baseball club this year.Cassidy managed to convince the rebranded Western Canadian Baseball League to create an All-Star Game to be held the league’s showcase stadium this year and next. And the inaugural edition goes next Sunday.The league has gone from a 24-game to a 28-game home schedule season. And for the coming week, at least, it looks like a real baseball schedule with an actual three-game series with Moose Jaw Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, two on the road and a Saturday game against Okotoks leading into the Sunday All-Star Game.It’s taken forever but there’s finally indications what has historically been a great baseball town dating back to the days when Babe Herman played here a hundred years ago to guys like Ron Fairly and Pat Gillick in the ’50s.“This year we drew just over 3,000 for opening day, 3,400 for Fathers Day and have had several games in the 2,000 to 3,000 range,” said Cassidy.It may not seem like they’re really moving the dial that much but the Prospects have gone from a season total attendance of 5,919 (2012) to 11,125 (2013) to 17,125 (2014) to 24,229 (2015) to 32,226 (2016) to 38,399 (2017) and 45,172 last year.Last year they drew 7,200 on Canada Day. With 3,351 plus sold as of noon Saturday, there are expectations of topping that by walk-up sales time on Monday.When it comes to the first of the two All-Star Games here the plan is definitely to under-promise with hopes of over-delivering and getting some momentum going here.“We’re hoping to draw more than 3,000,” said Cassidy.“The challenge has been to educate the fans on what summer collegiate baseball is all about,” he said of players who have at least one season of college baseball in and their senior season remaining.Nowhere is that needed more than in Edmonton.“This city has been brought up on professional baseball at an extremely high level and anything with the word ‘college’ in it has had a difficult time drawing fans.”Edmonton is not the only Canadian city to lose a Triple A team but the circumstances still stink. Vancouver and Calgary folded leaving Edmonton all alone in Western Canada. Then 9-11 happened and the Trappers actually purchased an entire set of equipment including trainer’s gear and kept it on the U.S. side of the border, driving it overnight from series to series.The Trappers played 25 years in the PCL, won four titles and made money every year. But finally the league asked that the club be sold to Nolan Ryan to move to Texas leaving a state-of-the-art Triple A ballpark behind.Twenty-five years.Ron Kittle. Greg Walker. Devon White. Tim Salmon. Jim Edmonds. Jason Giambi. Wally Joyner. Dante Bischette. Scott Spezio. Gary Pettis. Kirk McCaskill. Chad Curtis. Miguel Tejada. Bryan Harvey. Matt Stairs. Lee Stevens. David Weathers. Mark McLemore. Gary DiSarcina. Bobby Chouinard. Ellis Valentine. Carl Everett. Tyler Van Burkleo. Dick Schofield. Bobby Rose. Pat Rapp. Russ Mormon. Willie Fraser. Chris Cron. Geronimo Berroa. Tony Battista. Jason Wood. Pete Coachman. Heck, Fernando Valenzuala and Bert Blyleven even had rehab stints here. And that was just the home team.The All-Star Game might be the key.First of all they’re trying to make it an event.“At 2 p.m. we’re holding a home run contest and we might even be able to convince Matt Stairs to take a few swings,” he said of the former Trapper and Toronto Blue Jay who set the record for pinch-hit home runs.“Matt is coming in Friday night and will be participating in a golf event and a patio party Saturday at our game against the Okotoks Dawgs.”Edmonton is basically picking up all the costs involved including travel for three players and a team governor from each club, hotel rooms, meals, umpires, baseballs, Matt Stairs expenses and $40,000 spent for a league fee for the rights to host and as part of a trade off to go from 24 games to 28.The idea is to make the event a staple in Edmonton with hopes of getting the city to dial back in to baseball and become the flagship franchise of the currently low profile, small-thinking league.