Almost four years ago, PlayBall! posted a question submitted by a young boy named Cody (see “Cody Says It All” below). At that time, the idea of park league baseball returning was nothing more than a dream from the Edison Indian’s peace pipe. Well, Cody, sometimes miracles happen and other times Santa appears in June. I hope you are still out there because thanks to the efforts of people like Kevin Kennedy, Kyle Conner, Eric Cross, Amy Woodbridge, and many more, the park league is back. No tryouts. No cost. Just fun playing baseball.
Cody Says It All
June 17, 2010 by playball94501
Here is a recent comment posted by a young PlayBall! reader named Cody:
Is this a league where you can sign up and play baseball with no tryouts? If it is I would love to join and just have some fun playing ball.
This should make the skin on former Park Rats everywhere tingle. Imagine, a young man who wants to go to the park and just play ball! No tryouts. No one to say you are good enough. Just grab a glove and head to second base. How many of us were fortunate enough to hear that from one of the great park directors back in the day?
Cody, I wish I had the power to whisk you back to a summer day in 1969 so you could experience what we did every day during every summer.
In this age of traveling baseball, not all our kids are being well served. Lil Arnerich, where are you? A new generation of park rats needs you.