Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Closing Ceremonies

Some of my best memories as a child were from my Little League days playing baseball at Bradley Field in Coronado. I don't know what your Little League was like, but ours was awesome.

It didn't matter if you had a game or not, you were always down at the field running around. On game day you felt like it was a big deal to be out there on the field because all of your peers were in the stands watching. If you didn't have a game that day, it was still a blast because everybody was down there playing pickle and chasing foul balls for a dime at the snack bar.

So what does all that have to do with a 34 year old on a random Tuesday in June? Glad you asked.

Today was the closing ceremonies for Coronado Little League (CLL) and I was asked to announce the All-Star teams and present a couple of special league awards. It was so much fun and brought back so many memories...I mean my Dad was even there taking pictures like I was a Little Leaguer.

The highlight for me though was getting to present the Mark Longfellow award today. It's the oldest award that CLL has, and it goes to the one kid in the whole league that best embodies the Little League spirit of sportsmanship and teamwork.

The thing that made it so cool for me is that I won the award as well back in 1987.


  1. Twenty three years belated congrats, Mr Midnight!

  2. Whatever happened to that great kid from 1987? Sure don't see that sportsmanship and teamwork on the indoor pitch...kidding!

  3. Whenever I visit family who lives across the street from that ballpark, I always wish I was a part of the little league back when I was a kid. But, I didn't even live in San Diego at the time, so c'est la vie. It is definitely a fun ballpark to toss a ball or frisbee around.