Gear at Snakepit had an interesting post about the quick demise of the New York State League of Professional Baseball -- after only 3 weeks! Someone either did not promote things right, or horribly miscalculated.
Here's something else to consider. Baseball is inherently "American" and not really shared by much of the rest of the world. Greater Utica is not the Utica of the 70s or 80s. A lot of those people have moved away. Their places have been taken by people for whom Baseball is foreign.
To get some excitement going, maybe Utica needs professional . . .