It is official - the North Shore Spirit announced the final plans
for the 2007 Thomas A. Yawkey League All Star game to be held at The Home of the
Spirit - Fraser Field in Lynn. The date is Sunday - July 15, 2007 at 1PM.
We are invited to use the entire facility at Fraser that day. The players will
be afforded the opportunity to use the Visitors Club House before and after the
event. Umpires have a separate facility to dress & shower. The game will be 9
innings and an opportunity for extra innings will be available. There will be no
rush to play the game - no time limit. Each of the 18 YBL Franchise Holders will
have an opportunity to place four of their talented players on the roster.
Nick Lopardo would like our teams constructed that day on a North & South basis
- Tarpey v Stewart Conference.
The score board, music, announcing facility, Spirit Mascot Slugger and
concession stands will be available. Each team is asked to sell 5 tickets per
player (20 total) to the game. The ticket will include free parking, game
entrance and a full buffet BBQ. Soda will be available with the price of
admission thru the game. The price of tickets has yet to be established. Beer
will be sold to those with proper ID. There is a Play Area for youngsters in the
ball park as well. This will be a great family day for our fans.
This is a bench-mark event for the Yawkey League! The Spirit will make a formal
announcment at a Press Conference after the Holidays. The YBL Board and player
reps are invited to the signing. The Herald & Globe have already stated they
will send a photographer.
Scouts from the CanAm League will also be in the stands covering the game. This
is the first step in making our players available to this growing organization.
Who knows - this might be that chance one or two of our guys have dreaming of
for a life time! no other amateur baseball program will have this tpy of
Where else, but the Yawkey League can a player or fan experience this
opportunity. The Fenway Park All Star era was great while it lasted. Now we
begin a new and more profitable tradition with the Spirit & Fraser Field. The YBL is
very excited about this and request that you all get charged up. We need to sell
this event to our teams and make sure that a quality attendance views the game.
The newly appointed Field Manager of the Spirit - Vic Davilla and members of the
Spirit Administrative Staff will be in attendance at our January Meeting of
Members to discuss our new partnership.
Great news for the Thomas A. Yawkey League once again!!!!