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Deer Lake boy would love to see more of his friends afforded an opportunity to play baseball

Garrett Adams, a nine-year-old Deer Lake native, enjoys playing baseball in Pasadena, but the idea of a minor baseball program being offered in his native Deer Lake is something he believes would be great.
Garrett Adams, a nine-year-old Deer Lake native, enjoys playing baseball in Pasadena, but the idea of a minor baseball program being offered in his native Deer Lake is something he believes would be great.

Garrett Adams appreciates having the chance to spend his summers kicking around dust on the baseball diamond in Pasadena, but he figures life could get better if baseball was offered in Deer Lake.

The nine-year-old son of Glenn and Miranda Adams of Deer Lake is one of the budding players in the Pasadena Minor Baseball Association who call Deer Lake home.

Last week, he heard talk of a meeting planned to gauge interest in a minor baseball program in Deer Lake and thought it was a great idea.

That public meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Hodder Memorial Recreation Complex and anybody interested in getting baseball on the go in the airport town is invited to attend.

Adams loves to shoot around hockey pucks in the Deer Lake minor hockey setup, so now he would like to smack around baseballs with his buddies in Deer Lake who can’t play in Pasadena for whatever reason.

“Not all parents are willing to take their kids to Pasadena all the time so I think more kids would get to play,” Adams said Monday afternoon before heading to Pasadena for a workout.

Adams knows he’s got it good that his parents are committed to driving him to and from his four or five weekly sessions of practices and games in Pasadena.

He knows there are youth in Deer Lake who would play the game if they didn’t have to travel. A lot of parents don’t have the time or means to get them to the field on a regular basis where it’s out of town so he figures being able to play at home could entice them to pick up the sport.

Baseball in Deer Lake would allow more people to play the game so he hopes there is enough interest to make it happen.

“Some kids live so close to the field they could walk or bike there,” he said.

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