It’s starting to look like Baseball!

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Nations Park is right on track !  Sched­uled for grand open­ing cel­e­bra­tions June 30, 2012.  New­berry will be host­ing their spring fes­ti­val, parade, and more ! Check back often for updates !

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One Response to It’s starting to look like Baseball!

  1. Mike Wylie says:

    This is very excit­ing. In 1981 I started coach­ing in the youth base­ball pro­gram in New­berry. At that time the pro­grams were funded by the YMCA. The boys played in t-shirts, typ­i­cally blue jeans and any old shoes they could find. I didn’t like my boys dress­ing in this fash­ion, so I asked a friend of mine Wayne Mason of Gainsville to help spon­sor my team. He owned a Prop­erty Man­age­ment Com­pany in Gainsville and gladly paid for com­plete uni­forms for each of the boys. Together he and I bought new equip­ment and made sure each boy that needed shoes and gloves had them. The boys devel­oped self pride in them­selves, as I had in each one of them. The team name was the Saints. The boys never knew Mr. Mason bought them their uni­forms, but they showed their appre­ci­a­tion by win­ning the Alachua County Cham­pi­onship. New­berry Base­ball has really grown. The sin­gle field we had was by the sink hole. I have a pic­ture of my son Jason in a dia­per stand­ing on an old home plate that I had to replace. He played in the Lit­tle League pro­gram there and went on to pkay in the Minors for the Cubs and the Phillies. So many good momories we have of New­berry and New­berry Base­ball. It is great that you have this oppor­tu­nity to pro­vide many, many more good memories.