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 Boys with bronze Ben Mondor, beloved owner of the Pawtucket Red Sox.
And HOT DOGS!
And most important, I know, the words of Ben Mondor himself… which tell it all –