1 July 2008
Monument Beach Night at Doran Park
Fans from Monument Beach enjoy, until it rains on their parade
BOURNE, Mass.—The Braves were at home last week to take on the Chatham A’s and the attendance was outstanding, especially with ominous clouds hanging throughout the sky around Upper Cape Tech.
It was Monument Beach night and residents of the neighborhood were out in numbers to enjoy the game.
A number of youngsters from Monument Beach had participated in the Braves baseball clinic this week and they gathered with their coaches (Bourne Braves players) at the pitcher’s mound for the national anthem before Thursday night’s game. The kids all wore t-shirts they had been given at the clinic that read “Doran Park: Home of the Braves.” They were given the opportunity to have the shirts signed by players before the game.
Before the game began, Dawson Prophett, a young resident of ‘Mo Beach’ took to the mound to throw a perfect strike for the ceremonial first pitch. “It felt great, it was cool to be out on the field,” said Prophett after his pitch was thrown.
While the many people who turned out for the evening at the ballpark had a great time, it was cut short. The skies opened up in the fifth inning with the game tied at 4-4. The game would finish up later with no fans left to see it as they were all scattered by the downpour in the fifth.
But rain aside, it was a wonderful night at the ballpark. And given that the rain was an obvious eventuality, the fact that so many people made it out to the game bodes well for future attendance in the presence of better weather.
By Jim Chandley, CCBL Intern ([email protected])
Interns: Chris Blake, James Chandley, Ashley Crosby, Phil Garceau, Stefanie Marini, Laura Rasmussen