Little League Association
2008 Parade Photos
MAY 3 - Most people probably looked out the window at 9:15am and thought, "Not Again!". A steady downpour looked like it might put a damper on yet another year's parade. But, much to everyone's delight, the God's of Accuweather were correct and the rain abruptly ceased on cue at 9:45. Fifteen minutes later, a wet but relieved throng of parents, coaches, and ballplayers began their procession down Brookline Boulevard and the annual Brookline Little League parade was on!
A throng of spectators also braved the wet weather, lining the boulevard and cheering on Brookline's Little Leaguers. With their brightly colored team banners leading the way, over 30 teams proudly marched towards Brookline Memorial Park and the gates of Sam Bryen Fields. Once they had reached the fields, refreshments were handed out and the team banners were judged. The winners were:
1st Place - Boulevard Lounge
The threat of continued bad weather put a hold on the remainder of the Opening Day festivities, including both the day's games and the Pitch, Hit and Run Competition, which has been rescheduled for next Saturday, May 10. One thing that was a big hit on Opening Day was the new frier in the concession stand. It looks like "Lois' Almost Famous Fried Potatoes" will be the big run producer on the menu this season.
BLLA sends its' sincerest thanks to everyone who helped out with the parade, including the parents and players who braved the weather to help us celebrate the beginning of a new season. Now it's time to play ball!
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* Photos provided by Clint Burton *
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