With the Mid-Island Tournament and Mayor's Trophy just beginning it is hardly the right time for an All-Star break. The boys are not going to let that stand in the way of the All-Star party at Sullivans' Quay. Sullivans' owner was quick to roll the red carpet out for this elite group of 9-year-olds. Our Port All-Stars coached by John Crawley, Jim Reardon and Scott Cane, feel the timing is right for one thing - baseball history.
Port Washington has the largest pool of talent in its 3 going 4th class says Coach Crawley, who coaches Mid-Island (12 kids) and manages the Mayors' Trophy (16-18 kids). "We have so many great ball dogs and even more committed parents." Talk about a selfless group, almost every day consists of baseball. Most parents did not foresee such a schedule.
The deputy mayor himself phoned in his support for the Mayors' Trophy candidates by "identifying with the obstacles that lay in the way of the mayorship, the boys could only offer Yogisms in lieu of advice for Mr. Wietzner. "It's like déja vu all over again."
Déja vu is not the plan however this summer for our 9-year-old Port team in Glen Cove as they plan to bring home the Mayors' trophy for the first time in 35 years. Good luck, Big John, Wayne Terminator, Paulie Pepper, Sexton-11, Slammin' Sammy, Double D-ondre, Nick the Stick, R.J.-"K," Minicuch, Liam-kung Phoohey and all the other nick-names playing for the Pride of our town too many to mention.
"You have the Quay (pron. Key) to the City" said Coach Crawley, who writes a handbook on How to Coach Baseball for 9-10 yr. Olds. I think they're in great hands seemed to be the resounding voice echoed by all of the dedicated parents ... this is "good-stuff" Quays' to success and the heart.