WITH OPENING DAY FAST APPROACHING, THE TP BASEBALL COMMITTEE BEGINS TO GET ITS EQUIPMENT READY FOR THE UPCOMING 2015 SEASON
With only 75 days left to Opening Day, the Toronto Playgrounds Baseball Committee has begun the work to get its equipment prepared for the upcoming 2015 House League and Select baseball season.
Our Equipment coordinator, Paul Hum, has been busy as a beaver emptying out last year’s equipment bags at our respective facilities at Christie Pits and Bickford Park this week in preparation for the yearly equipment inventory report.
This volunteer driven offseason initiative began in 2007 and is the genesis of our annual equipment inventory program whereby the committee organizes and takes stock of all of its baseball gear. By taking full account of our equipment (bats, batting helmets, gloves, catcher’s masks, chest protectors & shins, uniforms, pants, caps, umpire accessories, bases, etc.), we determine which gear is still useful, needs tender loving repair, or decommissioned.
The detailed inventory data collected allows the committee to determine where to allocate its precious financial resources with regards to the purchase of new baseball equipment and get more bang from our limited dollars and cents.
As a committee member for nearly a decade, Paul concedes that the equipment inventory process that he undertakes every year is a dirty, laborious and thankless task:
“Taking inventory is hard and dirty work. However, I feel that it’s important that someone in the community steps up to the plate to do this job. The yearly inventory equipment initiative has allowed us to make better investments in gear that benefits our House League and Select players and coaches. It results in a better baseball experience on and off the diamond for everyone involved. The task is admittedly insane at times, but I continue to do it for the love of the game.”
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