Saturday, March 5, 2016

• Wildomar Little League: Opening Day Ceremonies 2016

An overcast Saturday morning greeted Wildomar Little League's opening day ceremonies. As a long time baseball player, I can tell you that those are ideal game conditions, and also good for taking photos... and it was picture day too!

The teams assembled in the outfield grass as they listened to the national anthem, then recited the pledge of allegiance and then the Little League Pledge.
The Super Tee Angels during The Pledge of Allegiance.

Wildomar parks man extraordinaire, Daniel Torres, was tasked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch by mayor Bridgette Moore. 

Not an easy task when when all eyes are on your and you haven't had a chance to warm up, but he hit his mark like a pro. 

(check the video below to verify it for yourself.)
Be sure to watch the video to get a better feel for the morning.

All the teams then paraded down the third base side of the field as they then exited to a mini-fair area on the lower field. There were many fund raising booths set up. With plenty of activities for the kids.
A look at the Super Tee Orioles as they made their way down the left field line to home plate.

I had some of E's Tacos and a hamburger from the Rockies team booth. Hard to beat a cheeseburger for $2, or four tacos for $5. 

One thing I really liked were the uniforms. All the jerseys were in bright colors, but instead of being a Major League replica, that usually comes with a blindingly high price tag, they all said Wildomar. The only thing I wish was that the jerseys were available to the public too. ☺

Here's to wishing all the teams a good season, and to remember that all baseball players strike out. Don't let it get you down when you swing and miss... you'll get another at bat soon enough
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Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
— Babe Ruth

Wildomar Rap reminds you: As a runner, the most exciting play is taking the extra base, sliding in just ahead of the tag. As a fielder, it's tagging out a runner that guessed wrong about his speed and the arm of the fielder that just threw him out.

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