PLAYERS ON OUR SIXTEEN ROOKIE BALL DIVISION TEAMS WRAPPED UP THEIR 2016 SEASON WITH A CELEBRATION DAY TO REMEMBER
Beneath a blanket of warm and sunny summer skies today at Christie Pits, the sixteen teams in our Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball Rookie Ball Division ended their 2016 season with a Celebration Day to remember.
A large contingent of players from the sixteen teams in our Junior and Senior Rookie Ball divisions were in attendance at Saturday’s Rookie Ball Celebration Day festivities.
There was a magical crackle and pop in the air as the first of eight games commenced at 9:30 a.m. this morning at Christie Pits Diamonds 2 and 3. The baselines on each diamond were lined with chalk. There were the announcements 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 was on display on each 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 and photo presentation to each player after each game concluded.
Simply put…a marvellous time was had by one and all at the ballpark.
The TP House League Baseball Committee would like to thank all the parents who stepped up to the plate during 2016 season to help 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.
And a special thanks to Steve Smith, Carolyn Murphy, Hua Yang, Julie Whitfield, Sadie Whitfield-Smith, John Brogno, Sam Hull, Avery Perri, Rory Newton, Stanny Nham, Brian and Victor Truong, Paul Hum, and all our of volunteers for making today’s Rookie Ball Celebration Day event and barbecue the success that it was.
We look forward to seeing you back on the field of dreams in 2017.