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Friday, June 12, 2015

Cape League Baseball 2015

The Cape Cod Boys of Summer are back for the 2015 season. Founded in 1885, this is the 130th year of the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL). The CCBL is one of the premier summer leagues for college athletes to show their potential. It is one of the few leagues that use wood bats like in Major League Baseball (MLB). Remember, most organized non-professional baseball has been using only aluminum bats for years. So some college stars of today may never have competed using regulation wood bats. The CCBL is a proving ground of sorts to see if great armature prospects have what it takes to make the transition to the big time. In the first round of the MLB draft a few days ago, 14 of the 19 college players selected had played in the CCLB last season, and over 270 CCLB alumni played in MLB in 2014. The success of the players gives credence to the leagues motto: America’s League ‘Where the Stars of Tomorrow Shine Tonight’.     

With 10 teams from Falmouth to Orleans, there are five games played almost every night from the June 9th opening day until to the final games on August 2; followed by the East-West regional playoffs and then the Championship Series. Often guests at our B&B will take in a game of our local team, the Bourne Braves, up the road at the Doran Park, overlooking the Cape Cod Canal. Admission is free and a night of exciting baseball is guaranteed. We provide camp chairs to our guest to make the viewing more comfortable. We have had quests who were related to a player plan their Cape Cod site seeing around where their hopeful future MLB player’s team was playing that evening, and to see all the scheduled games they can during their stay. See the CCBL website for complete list of scheduled games and location of team fields.

     The 2014 Cape League Champions, the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox, are off to an 0 and 2 start in the first games of the 44 game season. Not looking good for a repeat, but not as bad as their MBL name sake Boston Red Sox, who continue to sit on the bottom of the Eastern Division standings. For both teams, we hope for the best and say ‘Go Sox’!  If you love baseball, come and stay with usat our Inn and we will loan you a comfortable chair and direct you to the nearest ball field to see some top notch amateur baseball.  

Article written by Charlie Preus

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