Hobokenpix: Play Ball!

2/22/2010:

[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 “Photo of the Day” series…]

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 2/22/2010

Last week, a Hoboken resident wondered why the little league field was being plowed, when there were many other areas in need of attention throughout the mile square. Some readers mentioned that the field was being cleared for tryouts on Saturday (wasn’t sure if they took place) – but I spotted these fathers and sons (and daughters) playing catch on the semi-cleared field later on Saturday afternoon. All I could think of was “Go Yankees!”

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5 Comments on "Hobokenpix: Play Ball!"

escaped68
Member

At one time that was the worse field in hob.and that was saying something, never ever had a single blade of grass. No had the balls big enough to slide into a base. And the so called little league was one team run by the PAL and all the players were cops sons and never played a home game.

9
Member

MAN, that field is gorgeous. Thinking about the pile of turd I played Little League ball on in Manhattan makes me ill. 🙁

mooshu
Member
mooshu

Amen. Bring on baseball season!

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

deadmaus,,years back when i coached,like 1980s a few kids hit a few on one hop into the water where the holland american line was.
Hoboken’s left and right field lines are 25’short of regular dementions..should be 200′.Beautiful snack bar and always was since 1947..go on line to hoboken little league to see photos of the kids 35 yrs ago ..its intresting..btw one or two kids were so big hitting righthanded we had to place the 3rd baseman in left field..for fear of getting hit in the head or chest.funny after 50 years some nosey had to complain of something that has been going on for years.reason they are trying out kids now is because the sod is not placed in yet..after that no practicing.

In response to mooshu who said:
Amen. Bring on baseball season!

DEADMAU5
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DEADMAU5

The seating here is fabulous, as a kid I’m sure you feel like your in a big league park. They have a live announcer. In Staten Island back in the early 80’s we were lucky to have pizza boxes as bases. Has any kid ever knocked one out and hit 333 River St and smashed a window?

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