The Coffin Dodgers in 2011

Seniors slo-pitch team looking for new Creston recruits

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If you have seen, over the last couple of weeks, a group of seniors at Centennial Park throwing the ball around, you have witnessed the Coffin Dodgers slo-pitch teams.

Dressed in everything from parkas and toques to shorts and T-shirts, as soon as the field dries out they are there on Tuesday and Sunday afternoons honing their baseball skills in preparation for the regular season.

“There are over 30 players signed up for the two teams, but we are looking for more,” said Team 1 spokesman Woody Duncalfe. “Not everyone can make every game, so spares are needed to cover the roster.”

“If you are over 50 years old, male or female, you can play for the Coffin Dodgers,” said Team 2 spokesman Cliff Romano. “The great part of our teams is their commitment to practice and then retire to a player’s home for a review of problems from baseball, town, federal or provincial politics.”

Game nights are Thursday and Friday nights starting the last week of April and running to the first week in July. Playoffs follow. If you are interested in playing, call Woody at 250-428-7878 or Cliff at 250-428-2194 and join up for fun and exercise.


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