Thursday, June 21, 2012
Kids from all over the South Shore, who play baseball with Braintree's Little League Challenger Division, got to take batting practice and explore the field at Fenway Park on Wednesday.
Players with Braintree's Little League Challenger Division, a baseball program for children across the South Shore with disabilities, had the field at Fenway Park to themselves on Wednesday, posing for photos in front of the Green Monster, taking batting practice at home plate and eating lunch inside the third base dugout. The visit was part of the eighth season of All Kids Can Baseball Camps, a partnership between the Boston Red Sox and CVS Caremark. It was also the first time that a Red Sox player joined the kids on the field. Infielder Mike Aviles signed autographs, and, along with hitting coach Dave Magadan, helped out with batting practice. "This is such a thrilling opportunity for the players!" Challenger Division Director Kathy …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Boston sports writer Richard Johnson visited Thayer Library to speak as a part of the “One Book, One Braintree” community reading series.
Thayer Public Library welcomed Boston sports writer Richard Johnson to the Marinelli Reading Room Thursday night as a part of the town's second annual “One Braintree, One Book” community reading series. “One Braintree, One Book” is a reading initiative in which one book is chosen as the "community read" and then partnered with events all summer centered around the book's theme. “Last year was the first time we did it and we chose Moby Dick, so we wanted to get as far away from that as possible,” joked Library Director Terri Stano. In commemoration of Fenway Park’s centennial, Stano and her staff chose this year’s theme as the Boston Red Sox and the community read of the summer as Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan, the novel that inspired …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a resident of Braintree to attend.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Come help us celebrate One Braintree, One Book on Thursday, May 31 at 7 p.m. for an evening with Richard A. Johnson, author of Field of Our Fathers: An Illustrated History of Fenway Park. Described as "the definitive, illustrated history of Fenway Park, this comprehensive volume captures the momentous occasions of America's most beloved ballpark. Featuring posters, ticket stubs, and fan memorabilia, this history contains firsthand accounts of the many baseball and nonbaseball events that have helped characterize the park since the days of Tris Speaker and Babe Ruth. The book celebrates the teams, the fans, and the quirks of Fenway Park for its centennial in 2012." All programs are free and open to the public. You do not have to be a …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Braintree 11, 12 and 15-year-old all stars excelled this summer in baseball tournaments. On Tuesday, they were honored by local officials.
Three of Braintree's youth baseball teams – 11, 12 and 15-year-olds – drove deep into the playoffs this summer, earning the praise of coaches, family, fans and a crowd of local officials who gathered with them on Tuesday evening at Town Hall. "I really enjoy when we take a moment for success," Town Council President Charles Ryan said, addressing a group gathered in the auditorium for pizza and soda from Maria's Restaurant. For the 15-year-old Babe Ruth team, that success meant smashing to a state title against Taunton in July, then making a serious run at the regional championships in Maine, coming only two wins short of the nationals. Catcher and outfielder Ciro Castaldi is now 16 and looking forward to playing senior babe ruth next year…