A McCoy Stadium Field of Dreams moment for my 8-year old grandson William

A McCoy Stadium Field of Dreams moment for an 8-year old…

This past spring, 4,000 + Little League kids from every town and city in Rhode Island competed in Pitch, Hit & Run competitions. The winners of these competitions gathered at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI to participate in Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit & Run challenge.

My 8-year old grandson William was honored to represent his Little League, in the 7-8 year old division, from the City of Warwick.  It was a day of Pitching, Hitting and Running… each boy or girl getting a chance at winning the State of Rhode Island title in each of these events at the storied McCoy Stadium, home of the Pawtucket Red Sox, where many Boston Red Sox began their careers AND is home to the longest baseball game in the history of baseball (33 innings)!  McCoy Stadium is also the most family-friendly venue… sparkling clean, happy, easy to park and maneuver, filled with history and did I say happy! Barry and I have been frequent visitors to McCoy for decades.

William won the Fastest Base Running event in the 7-8 year old division, and was invited with the other winners to the awards ceremony at McCoy Stadium.  The ceremony took place last evening, on perhaps the most beautiful night of the entire summer… warm breeze, golden sunset, shadows, happy kids, happy adults and hot dogs!  Win-Win-Win-Win-Win-Win Win!

Last evening was a Field of Dreams moment for William…

 

The McClelland/Couto fans go wild!

Wildly cheering FANS!

Proud Mom & Dad!

 

The McClelland Boys with bronze Ben Mondor, beloved owner of the Pawtucket Red Sox.

And HOT DOGS!

Even Baby-Sister Victoria came for the celebration!

And most important, I know, the words of Ben Mondor himself… which tell it all –

A McCoy Stadium Field of Dreams moment for my 8-year old grandson William was last modified: July 14th, 2017 by Sharon Couto
SHOWHIDE Comments (7)
  1. I should keep a tally sheet of how many times your posts bring me to tears. I felt like I was there and so very proud of William. What a wonderful and proud night for you all. Please, tell William I said congratulations. So very happy for him. xoxo

  2. Sharon, how proud all of you must be. I am friends with Paula and Dave (my husband worked with Dave for many years. John passed away over 5 years ago) and I really enjoy reading the post’s from you and Audrey! Congratulation’s to William….how exciting! God Bless all of you!!! Enjoy your Sunday! It’s a little rainy here in Houston, Pa.

    Take care,
    Anne

  3. Thank you, Anne! Yes, we are so thrilled for William. The evening was pure joy! Thank you for reading and for commenting. Hope to see you here again…

A McCoy Stadium Field of Dreams moment for my 8-year old grandson William was last modified: July 14th, 2017 by Sharon Couto