The Boston Globe reminisces at Pittsfield Ballpark

“PITTSFIELD — The game is about to start, and in the spartan clubhouse of the old ballpark, half-dressed twenty-something players sit in front of red-painted lockers and then stir to line up to make their pregame meal of peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches.

Atop venerable Wahconah Park — this summer celebrating a 100-year anniversary — Billy Madewell checks his microphone in the broadcast booth high above home plate and eagerly promises me a game of power hitting and savvy base running.

Down the third-base line, home team manager Matt Gedman is watering down the infield before handing off the hose and heading for home plate for the pregame meeting with umpires dressed in blue.”

Read more of ‘It’s like walking into a scrapbook’: How Pittsfield’s Wahconah Park has endured published in the Boston Globe on July 16, 2019

2019-07-22T09:05:22-04:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |