Everyone Wins at Little League Opening Day Ceremonies
Little League opening day ceremonies began Saturday with a parade up Circuit avenue in Oak Bluffs. Then at fields around the Island T-ballers and major leaguers stepped up to the plate.
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Little League Opening Day Parade

The Little League season truly began earlier this week, but the official opening day ceremony is this Saturday, April 29.

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Everyone Wins at Martha's Vineyard Little League Championships
On Sunday morning at Penn Field in Oak Bluffs, Little League umpire Wally Gold asked for some water before the major league championship game began. He wanted to make some mud.
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Little League Parade and Opening Day
The Little League opening day parade beings at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Oak Bluffs police station.
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New Philanthropy Group Bestows Grants

A new facility for youth mental health services and a new field for Little Leaguers received funding Tuesday night as the recently established MVYouth community fund presented its first two expansion grants, part of a $1 million yearly campaign to help the Island’s youngest residents.

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Little League Opening Day Is Home Run

On Saturday morning, starting at 10 a.m., Circuit avenue in Oak Bluffs will be closed to traffic, but that doesn’t mean the street won’t be packed. In fact, it will be bursting with color, as all the kids from the Martha’s Vineyard Little League celebrate in uniform the opening day parade, beginning at the Oak Bluffs police station, running down Circuit avenue and finishing at Veira Park.

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Little League Champions Take Center Field

One game ended with a huge hit to center right field driving in the winning run and the other game ended in a strikeout to secure the lead, but the reactions were much the same. Little League players raced from their dugouts to swarm the teammate who had clinched the win and secured the trophy.

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Boys and Girls of Summer

Tuesday night was the first home baseball game of the season for the Sharks and kids from all the little league teams around the Island were invited to take part in the festivities. Teenagers to tee-ballers as tall as a Shark’s backpocket came dressed in their uniforms with gloves at the ready. The competition on the field was first rate. So, too, were the scrambles for foul ball souvenirs.

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Little League Creates Big Memories
It’s hard to miss the Astros. Dressed in blazing orange uniforms, the players would stand out in nearly any environment, but against the bright green grass of the regional high school field, the contrast seems all the more dramatic. The Astros, a squad of 14 and 15 year olds, are a bridge, the final stop in Island youth baseball on the way up to the big leagues of high school ball.
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Long After the Last Out, First At Bat Still Lingers
A friend’s son recently started playing Little League and my friend was philosophically relaying the fact that his son was playing right field. There was disappointment in his voice. I said that I had heard over the years right field had actually become less the place to hide a poor player and more the place to put a kid with a strong arm, a la Roberto Clemente. I’m not sure where I had heard this.
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