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Baseball Is Back! A Babe Ruth Tryout In Falmouth – VIDEO

FALMOUTH – In this time of sports-less uncertainty, finding a group of kids on a baseball field taking batting practice felt like winning tickets to the seventh game of the World Series.

Baseball! Something finally was right with the world again.

This was a tryout at the Lawrence School for travel team for the Falmouth Babe Ruth League, and it was also a tryout to be on one of the four Babe Ruth teams of the league itself. Some kids are on two teams, their league team and the all-star travel team, explained Phil Maseda, Vice President of the league.

In about two weeks, Maseda said, an umpire should be yelling, “Play ball!” No sweeter words have ever been heard.

We interviewed Jared Lopes, one of the players on the travel team, who talked about how great it was to play again, his nervousness at the first ball hit to him but not the second, and how great it felt to hit a baseball again: “It was great… like the first time up at bat again, the first time playing again.”

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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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