According to the Boston Globe, regarding a recent press conference by the Governor of Rhode Island, “Spectators are banned from youth sports for the next two weeks. A third of the youth sports cases have been associated with hockey, so rinks and indoor sports facilities will be closed for a week, starting Monday. The state will work with owners of the facilities to develop new requirements to prevent spread of COVID-19.“
To all the Rhode Island baseball community members who own, coach at, take batting practice at, work for, teach at, instruct at an indoor baseball facility: Anything I can do, once you are cleared to open, to promote your facility, I will. I have visited so many great facilities from Pawtucket to Coventry to Warwick to Warren to Cumberland to Exeter over the years. You all do great work and I look forward to you all re-opening very soon. Thank you for what you do for Rhode Island baseball!!!
Here is a list of the outstanding sports conditioning and baseball facilities I have visited here in Rhode Island. If there are other facilities that I have missed, send me a message with that location’s information. And my pledge, once these restrictions are lifted, is to visit, photograph, and document all the great work being done safely at our indoor baseball and sports complexes going forward.
As a community, we have orchestrated successful baseball seasons, enriched the lives of so many players, and worked feverishly to keep our baseball family safe. We will get through this and when we do, I want to be there for you all to document your great work here in the Rhode Island Baseball Community.
The RIBBE is The Rhode Island Baseball Experience. It is promoting the game of baseball here in the great state of Rhode Island for the entire baseball world to see. The RIBBE is positive stories, photos, videos, and responsible social media posts. The RIBBE is an information resource for families looking for an AAU team or a summer camp or a great place to buy a first baseman’s mitt. The RIBBE is a network of coaches, tournament directors, parents, leagues, and baseball junkies whose passion of the game of baseball is unquestioned. I believe that providing expert analysis, information and directions to ballfields, and coaching advice from some of the top RI baseball minds will help promote the game of baseball here in RI to a whole new level.