Buddy Baseball Newsletter
August 2017
Hello Buddy Baseball Fans, 
 
We have more big news this month.  The Director of Leisure Services for the City of Temple Terrace came to me last year and asked if Buddy Baseball would like to have a "pour in place" synthetic rubber baseball field.  One smooth surface so it will be easier and safer to play on.  I said, "YES!" I told them that we would like two fields.  The state of Florida and Hillsborough County has awarded the City of Temple Terrace the money to build the fields!  They will be smaller sized fields and built on the soccer field between the parking lot and the Recreation Complex.  We hope to break ground in January.
 
Have you registered for the fall season?  Registration closes at 6:00 pm on Friday 8/25.  Don't miss out.  We are expecting a full roster of players and buddies.  School is back is session.  Have your kids spread the word about Buddy Baseball. 
 
Mark your calendars for our Meet and Greet on Saturday, September 23rd.  Opening Day will be Saturday, September 30th.  
 
Russ Oberbroeckling
Executive Director

We're on TV!
Fox 13 Interview
Fox 13 Interview

Thanks to Fox 13 Good Day Tampa Bay for having us on to promote the upcoming season and to announce our new field project.  If you missed the interview, here it is.
Registration
Registration is open for our fall season.  Registration deadline is Friday 8/25/2017, 6:00 pm.  We are expecting full rosters, so register early.
 
Season Dates:
Meet and Greet - Saturday 9/23/2017
Season - Saturdays, 9/30/2017 - 11/11/2017
 
Financial assistance is available

Player Spotlight -  Alex Birdsong
Alex Birdsong
Alex is 12 years old and attends Pepin Academy.  He has a cat named Maggie and he likes to sing and collect Pokémon Cards.  If he had $1000, he would buy all the Pokémon cards in the world.  Alex's favorite food is cheeseburgers and his favorite restaurant is Burger Monger.  He looks forward to Buddy Baseball every Saturday and occasionally subs for other teams that are short on players.  
Buddy Spotlight - Star Suarez
Star Suarez
Star turns 13 on August 18th and has been a long time buddy.  She attends Liberty Middle School.  Star babysits and enjoys hanging out with her friends in the summer.  She likes to change the color of her hair and her favorite subject in school is Chorus. Star would like to meet Dylan O'Brien. 
Rookie Spotlight - Juneau Noel
Juneau Noel
 
Juneau's first season of Buddy Baseball was this past spring.  He is 17 and is homeschooled.  Juneau likes super hero movies and his special talent is building with Legos.  If Juneau was famous it would be for being the head chef on a Lego built spaceship.
Coach Spotlight - Rodney Perry
Rodney Perry
 
Rodney has been a coach on the Blazers for many seasons. He is originally from St. Petersburg, lived in Tallahassee for 11 years and has been back in the Tampa area since mid 2008.  His hobbies are softball, basketball, bowling, running for miles in my neighborhood and going to social events like the Tampa Bay Seminole club and the PPN (Professional Philanthropy Network.)  He likes going to art/paintings exhibits. Rodney has three sisters and a 13 year old Sheppard mix dog. He enjoys Star Wars and Marvel Universe movies. Rodney has a B.S. in Computer Science/Information Technology and an A.A. degree. He also has a minor in Math and has tutored kids in math. 
Grandparent Spotlight
Marie Clark
Marie Clark

Grandmother to Maria, Christina and Anna Ames.

Marie has been coming to watch her grandchildren, Maria, Christina and Anna, for a long time.  Marie is 77 and is a native of Tampa.  She was the head cheerleader at Hillsborough High School.  That is no surprise to anyone who hears her cheering on her girls at the games.  Other than being a cheerleader, she was a tap and ballet dancer and a contortionist. She is also a USF graduate.  Marie is the oldest of eight children and has two children of her own, five granddaughters and 1 grandson.  She works on her high school class reunions for her graduating class of 1958.  She loves gardening and coming to the Buddy Baseball games.
Where are they now?
The Sylvestres
The Sylvestre Family

Suzanne and Peter Sylvestre were coaches on the Bobcats and Paul was on the team. For the past year, the Sylvestre's have been living north of Boston, MA. Paul will be in the ninth grade this school year.  He has been involved with lots of sports but his favorite is baseball. Paul played on the North Andover Challenger League. He was also asked to be an assistant for the Masconomet High School Varsity Baseball team this past spring. They often think about Buddy Baseball and how much they miss everyone.  Go Bobcats!
Sponsor Spotlight

Tampa Machinery Auction is one our original sponsors. This is there 17th season of sponsorship, never missing a season. Thanks for your commitment to the league.

Fall Flyers
Click on the link below to download a copy of our Fall 2017 Flyer. 

Contact Us
(813) 416-5742
Until next time...   PLAY BALL!!

Russ Oberbroeckling
Executive Director
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