BENEATH BLUE SKIES AT CHRISTIE PITS, PLAYERS & PARENTS CAME OUT TO CELEBRATE THE BEGINNING OF ANOTHER GRAND SEASON OF TORONTO PLAYGROUNDS HOUSE LEAGUE BASEBALL
Beneath glorious sunny blue skies at Christie Pits today, Toronto Playgrounds Baseball staged its second annual Season Opening Week Event.
The verdict: Another grand slam success!
Many of the players registered with our House League Baseball program came out in large numbers to participate in the skills clinics that were scheduled.
Eighteen players participated in our hour long Sliding Clinic early this morning at Christie Pits Diamond 2. Under the tutelage of TP Baseball Coach Joel Scott, players learned the fine art of executing a safe and effective slide into a base or home plate
A large contingent of players in our Mosquito and Peewee Divisions also took part in the Pitching Clinic held at Diamond 2. Supervised by veteran TP Baseball Coach Alex Beauvais, the players were given hands on instruction on proper pitching mechanics and pick off moves.
A special ceremony was held at Dominico Field at Christie Pits, to not only celebrate the start of our 2014 season.
To inaugurate the start of our House League Season, Toronto City Councillor Mike Layton (Trinity-Spadina) was on hand as our ceremonial dignitary to throw out the ceremonial first pitch to our TP Baseball Coordinator Steve Smith, who was the catcher behind home plate.
Additionally, parents and players in attendance also enjoyed the hot dogs, veggie dogs and drinks that were served up in our TP Barbecue Pit area by grill master Joel Scott.
Indeed, a splendid time was had by all.
The TP Baseball Committee wishes to thank Bill Evans for his hard work in coordinating another hugely successful TP Baseball Season Opening Week Event.