The month of June is an important one for collegiate amateur baseball. Regular season schedules come to an end, the NCAA tournament begins, the MLB draft takes place, and summer league baseball gets underway.
The Alaska Baseball League, the subject of Touching the Game, Alaska begins league play the week of 6/6. The first few weeks of June will also feature many exhibition games against league and traveling teams. The signature game of these exhibitions is the annual Midnight Sun Game in Fairbanks, AK. This year, the Goldpanners entertain Heroes of the Diamond, a military all-star team. The game as always will be on the Summer Solstice, June 21, starting at 10:30pm. The Alaska Baseball League regular season kicks into high gear after that. We will continue to update you on our film and provide video clips and soundbites about life in the ABL. If you are looking for day to day info on the league, check out www.49thstatehardball.com or any of the team websites.
The Cape Cod Baseball League, the subject of Touching the Game, The Story of the Cape Cod Baseball League, begins play the week of 6/13. The number of Major League alumni of the CCBL is at an all-time high, and many of the players we featured in our film are among them. We will keep you updated on how they are doing, as well as any time our film is showing as even after 6 years, it continues to gain interest. The Cape League website has day to day scores and stats, and www.codball.com is a great blog to keep you updated as well. Also, don’t forget the Cape Cod League All-Star game at Fenway Park on 7/28. Enjoy the summer!