Last Updated: 7/15/2011
No schedule will be released. All practice sessions are held on an ad-hoc basis.
Practice Format & Location
The goal of each practice session is to give team members a chance to work on their fielding and battings skills. The format is informal, with activities elected by those who attend. Activities range from simple toss and catch sessions to fielding and batting drills. Suggestions are always welcomed.
Since the availability of nearby parks and fields are typically “first come first served”, we will practice at the one location that is never in use: the field north of the North Parking Garage. (See satellite image.) This field is owned by the office complex, so it is not open to the public. In addition, we have been granted permission to use this field from the complex, so it is ok for us to practice on it. The field is not large enough to hitting practice, but good enough fielding drills and light hitting.
Below is a list of recommended batting cages, along with pricing:
Baseball Unlimited (Waltham) - $20/30 min
Extra Innings (Woburn) - $20/30 min. Manual and automatic.
Fenway Golf (East Longmeadow) - $10/7 tokens. Fully automated.
Vince's Sports Center (Newark, DE) - $10/~7 rounds. Fully automated.
The following website contains a list of batting cages found through-out the greater Boston area:http://www.bostonbaseball.com/batting_cages.php
Below is a map of other nearby fields in the area. We can consider using one of these if the need arises.
Graverson Playground - Has a little league field with plenty of space in left field for power hitting. Lefty may have trouble hitting the tennis courts.
James Falzone Memorial Park - Was originally a baseball field, is now a soccer field. The original diamond and backstop are still there. Field is scheduled to be replaced with an artificial turf soccer field. Field is rarely used but well kept.
Lazazzero Playground - Has a little league field out back that is great for hitting and fielding drills.