A couple of Comox baseball players are looking forward to a big road trip.
“When the invitation arrived in early January – an invitation to join the Hamilton Steelers baseball team for the 2012 Canadian National Oldtimers Championships in P.E.I. in August – there was no hesitation in the reply,” said Kevin Dobbelsteyn.
“A thrill to be invited, a chance at a national title, a week of great baseball, a chance to enjoy some of the east coast – how could there be any hesitation?”
Dobbelsteyn and Tim McDonald, who both play for Happy’s Source for Sports Indians in the Komox Masters Real Baseball League here in town, are heading for Charlottetown in August. Playing in the 50+ division, these two are training extra hard as, “We are both quite a distance from 50!” Dobbelsteyn noted.
Dobbelsteyn said 2012 was already destined to be a memorable year as the Indians are heading to the Roy Hobbs World Series in Fort Myers, Florida in November. Not only will this be the first time the Indians have headed south as a team, but it will also be the first year of play in the brand-new Jet Blue Park facility that the Boston Red Sox just opened with their spring training camp.
Watch for updates in the Record, from Charlottetown and Fort Myers, when the tournaments are underway.