Tuesday, June 07, 2011

We interrupt this youth sports blog....

..so I can congratulate my son Ben.

The inaugural President's Cup in Baltimore was a major success. Eight private and public high school baseball teams participating. A single-elimination tournament. The title game at Camden Yards. Players sporting the caps of historic Baltimore Negro League teams. Honorary captains (and former Orioles) Paul Blair and Al Bumbry. A special appearance by Hall of Famer Frank Robinson. Best of all, a commitment to do it again next year.

And in an odd moment, a battle between Gehrig and Ripken (See "Ripken and Gehrig on the same field...at last").

All credit to Baltimore City Council President Jack Young, with an assist from Ben.

1 comment:

Dan said...

This is great to see it came off so successfully. I remember Ben throwing around some logistics about the tournament with me more than a year ago and I'm glad to see it come to fruition!

Hope this can continue in the future.