The 2014 season of the Komox Men’s Real Baseball League finally got rolling on Monday evening with a battle between the two newest teams in the league.
The Edwards Avenue Athletics (formerly the Investors Group Astros) joined the league five years ago. This year, with about 20 new guys (and a gal) joining up, the league has added an eighth team, the Investors Group Expos.
The Expos are composed of a dozen rookies and a quartet of league veterans. The grizzled vets – Dale Greene, Jake Plante, Wayne McLoughlin and Kevin Dobbelsteyn – have joined with the young pups to form what could be a new force in the league.
“And the force could be with us!” a team spokesperson said. On Monday the Expos survived a late Athletics’ rally to win their first game 5-4. “With Plante on the mound to start the game, he established a league record – the most mature pitcher to ever start a season opener!”
Come on out to the Highland field and catch some of the action. Games are played Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m., and all day Sunday with four games (9:30, noon, 2:30 and 5 p.m).
Drive north to the end of Torrence Road, park near the Town yard, and walk west, past the ball hockey rink, about 300 feet to the nicest ball park in the Valley.
– Komox Men’s Real Baseball League