Happy’s looking to turn unique triple play

Masters men's baseball team seeks league crown and tourney victories

Happy’s Source for Sports Indians (Islanders) is on the hunt for a summer of victories.

Playing in the Komoux Men’s Real Baseball League, Happy’s had an off-year in 2012. After a couple of league titles in 2010 and 2011, the Indians were knocked from their pedestal by the Fisher Realty Blue Jays in 2012. It looked like the good days were over and that a rebuild was required – perhaps it was time to retire a few of the old guard pushing 60 years, and bring in some fresh 40-something rookies.

But the spring of 2013 has brought not only a new year, but also a new outlook, a bit of a bounce in the step, and a realization that Father Time will have to wait another year!  The Indians sit in first place in the league with a 6-1 record, and the team has set its sights on a trio of upcoming challenges.

First up is the 10th annual Investors Group Yew Bat tournament here in the Valley, this weekend (June 21-23).  Now one of the longest running tournaments in the Valley, Happy’s is looking to win the 35+ Division for the first time.

Then, over the long weekend of August, the team will journey to Edmonton for the Canadian Oldtimers Baseball Championships.  Playing in the 50+ division (which is the oldest division, unfortunately), the competition will include teams from Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Lower Mainland.

And finally, the local league championship, to be decided in early September, would nicely finish off the season for the boys.

So off we go – come on out on the weekend to Bill Moore Memorial Park and catch some exciting baseball during the Yew Bat tourney, and cheer on the Indians to victory in their first challenge.

 

– Happy’s Source for Sports Indians

 

 

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