UNDER GLORIOUS BLUE SUMMER SKIES, THE EIGHT TEAMS IN OUR ROOKIE BALL DIVISION ENDED THEIR 2013 SEASON WITH A CELEBRATION DAY TO REMEMBER
Beneath pitch perfect blue summer skies today at Christie Pits Diamond 3, the eight teams in our Toronto Playgrounds Baseball Rookie Ball Division ended their 2013 season with a Celebration Day to remember.
Seventy-four players from the Bobcats, Cheetahs, Cougars, Jaguars, Leopards, Lions, Panthers and Tigers were in attendance at Saturday’s Rookie Ball Celebration Day festivities.
There was a magical crackle in the air as the first of four games commenced at 9:00 a.m. this morning. The baselines on the diamond were lined with chalk. The announcement of each player’s name over the public address sound system before each player’s at bat during the game. The superb hitting and defensive prowess of the players on the diamond. The excited chatter and buzz of the parents, family and friends sitting in the bleacher seats and on the grass. The unmistakable smell of meat and veggie hot dogs grilling on the barbecue. A special trophy presentation to each player after each game concluded.
Simply put…a marvellous time was had by one and all at the ballpark.
The TP Baseball Committee would like to thank all the parents who stepped up to the plate during 2013 season to coach their respective Rookie Ball house league teams. One of the backbones of the TP Baseball organization is its volunteers who go the extra mile to make each season so special for the players that have the love and passion to play ball at Christie Pits.
The Committee would also like to extend a special thanks to Joel Scott for volunteering his time in umpiring the numerous Rookie Ball Division games this season.
And thanks to Daniel Henke-Tarnow, Steve Smith, Marla Fine and all our volunteers for making today’s Rookie Ball Celebration Day Barbecue the success that it was.
We look forward to seeing you back on the field of dreams in 2014.