Thursday, July 23, 2015

Over 50

Marchin plays in the Greater Portland Senior Men's Softball League. Last evening they played a doubleheader and won both ends 13-4 and 20-2. As far as competitive games go there wasn't much there in either one. Pleasantdale (12-4) got out to early leads and kept piling it on. As they say, the outcomes were never in doubt. The games were played at Kiley Field on the Eastern Prom, overlooking sailboats cascading away in Casco Bay. Hands down I do believe, it it the best place to view a softball game, play a game of tennis or just walk your dog in the city. Often the evenings are cool up there looking out on the water, but last night was close to perfect, comfortable with a nice breeze in the air. I must say watching games up there brings back fond memories too. Buddy and Skipper's uncle played softball for a Portland Copper team back in the 50's in their maroon and white uniforms, and I often tagged along to the games. As I remember, it was a fast-pitch league back then. They were fun nights, and sometimes the guys even let us take some batting practice with them.
Swing, batter batter!
Swing!

22 comments:

  1. I like the idea of the ball field being close to the Bay. I bet it keeps the place cooler on a hot day and evening.

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  2. The landscape and environment sound perfect to me.

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  3. Hi Birdman, Well, that's a neat picture and perfect to help bring back some good old memories. Nice post!

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  4. I don't know much of softball and baseball, but if the evenings are cool count me in!

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  5. Sounds like a perfect summer evening pastime.

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  6. i loved watching the softball league games in my hometown. :)

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  7. Must have been a fun environment.

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  8. That says summer to me! Love this pic!

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  9. Summer and Baseball, just go together. Great pic. cm

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  10. An evening of ball watching can be great....given some nice weather!

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  11. Couldn't think of a better condition to watch soft ball ... in a cool weather.

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  12. I have very fond memories of watching ballgames in the evening in the town where I grew up, though those games were baseball, not softball. Nothing better on a fine summer night than a ballgame, is there?

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  13. A stroll down memory lane!! Good for the soul :)

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  14. Remembering stuff like that is great.

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  15. That sounds so small town...

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  16. Ah, memories are wonderful, esp. those of childhood.

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  17. Thank you for this wonderfully written short story and photograph from the boys of summer dugout.

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