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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cape Cod Baseball League

Boys of Summer

Major League Baseball still has almost two months before the World Series will decide the next World Champion. The single most outstanding player may even become known as Mr. October for leading his team to victory. Here on Cape Cod, guests who stay at our Sandwich Bed and Breakfast have an opportunity to see the real "boys of summer", the college athletes that play in the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL). The league just wrapped up their season with the Harwich Mariners defeating the Falmouth Commodores for the 2011 Cape League Championship.

As the wooden bats are stowed, the concession stands boarded up, and hundreds of volunteers and fans look forward to next year, another great summer of baseball comes to a close. For the Cape League, this was its 126 season since its' founding in 1885. The league attracts the best of the today’s college players who are destined to become the major league baseball stars of tomorrow.  In 2010, 217 CCBL alumni were playing in the majors  or one in seven of the current major league players spent time honing their skills on Cape Cod. 

The ten Cape Cod Baseball League teams cover the Cape, making it easy for visitors to catch a game almost every night of the summer. Teams are located in Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Cotuit, Falmouth, Harwich, Hyannis, Orleans, Wareham, and Yarmouth-Dennis. The Bourne Braves play at the new Doran Park, just six miles from our Sandwich Bed and Breakfast.  

If you are a baseball fan, consider the great baseball you can see when you come and stay on Cape Cod. As you plan your next summers vacation, check out the 2012 Cape Cod Baseball League schedule. If you stay with us, I’ll take you to cheer for my Bourne Braves who finished out of the money this year but, as in all sports, there is always next year. 

Charlie Preus, the Innkeepers Assistant and Wine Steward at the 1750 Inn at Sandwich Center, Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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