The Midville Dodgers went undefeated 11-0 to claim the MABL Championship! Our local boys should be very proud of themselves. Hold on a minute. My partner is whispering something in my ear.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN THEY’RE NOT LOCAL BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ladies and Gentlemen we are interrupting this post for some disheartening information. I was just handed the 2007 Midville baseball roster and I am appalled at what I see before me.
Of the 19 players listed on the roster only 4 can be considered local boys. Two are from
The baseball gods are angered by this travesty perpetrated by Robert Holden and the JPCA.
According to the Juniper Park Civic Association public tax returns the following was spent on the Midville (LongIslandville) Dodgers:
$36,758 spent in 2003
$50,181 spent in 2004
$31,735 spent in 2005
It is clear that Bob Holden and the Juniper Park Civic Association has spent over one hundred thousand dollars obtained through membership dues, grant money, donations and money given by elected officials on a local baseball team of which 80% of the team lives outside of Middle Village and Maspeth!
Compounding this gross injustice is that our local kids have been prohibited from playing on the Juniper ball fields while kids from
Oh the humanity of it all!
"Deception is a cruel act... It often has many players on different stages that corrode the soul"