By Will Johnson
CROCKETT – The smell of fresh cut grass, chants of “Hey batter, batter, batter….swing batter!” and an umpire yelling, “Play ball!” can mean only one thing…..baseball is back!
The Crockett Merchants Little League (CMLL) will open its season this Saturday, April 13 and will honor the oldest, continuous sponsorship of Little League with a tribute to the Calloway –Allee Cubs.
According to a CMLL Facebook post, “This will be the 65th Opening Day of Little League Baseball in Crockett. This year we plan to honor the oldest sponsorship in the state of Texas: the Callaway-Allee Cubs! We want to invite anyone that has ever had any affiliation with the Cubs throughout these past 65 years to come out on the field and be part of this monumental celebration!”
The opening day timeline shows the lineup for the parade will begin at 9 am at the First Baptist Church, located at 801 E. Goliad Ave.
The parade will begin at approximately 10 am as it winds its way through the downtown Crockett area on its way to the Davy Crockett Park.
The opening ceremonies and cake auction will begin at roughly 10:45 am and the actual games begin at 1 pm.
“There will be the concession stand with lots of yummy foods, Woody’s BBQ trailer, the Sweet Shop, and much more so please come out and enjoy an exciting day full of good foods, good times and best of all cheering on our CMLL’s up and coming ball players as they play the greatest game on earth – baseball,” the CMLL post stated.
No fear, YES, we do have a “back-up” plan for Opening Day in the event of a rain out. (We try hard not to repeat the past).
If there is a rainout – like last year – the CMLL does have a back-up plan. If needed, the Opening Day ceremonies and cake auction will be held at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center.
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