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Friday, January 17, 2014

Bahamas Weekly: Baseball at Her Majesty’s Prison, Nassau

Now if they can only get Commander George Lazenby to throw out the first pitch.

The Team heard of and contacted Sen.Hon.Greg Burrows, noted Baseball Youth Program developer; he was given a narrow window of opportunity, to respond to the need at HMP.

Well, in less than a month, the once overgrown landscape around the Prison, was surveyed, excavated and marked out to accomadate, first class team sports, facilities.

Taking shape right now, is a minor league baseball diamond, to be fitted with dugouts,scorer’s booth, bullpens, bleachers and a concession facility..the field can be compared to the very best in the wider community.

It is obvious that Sen.Greg Burrows is giving this project his best..it is looking just great! The work team is made up of Prison Residents and highly motivated Staff members.

Visiting All Sports Talk Show Hosts,Marcellus Hall and Lawrence Hepburn, were stumped by the scale of the project and, the fact that a baseball field was being built on the grounds of the Prison; unheard of!

It was impossible not to feel the pride of the Residents and the Staff.

Stopping by to meet the Press, Prison Supt.Patrick Wright,  said it best..‘we have been given the priviledge to take care of the Residents entrusted to us..it is important that upon release, they are better prepared to accept their roles in the society’.

Repoz Posted: January 17, 2014 at 01:04 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. NTP Nate Posted: January 17, 2014 at 01:39 PM (#4641100)
It's no California Penal League.
   2. Morty Causa Posted: January 17, 2014 at 02:19 PM (#4641152)
   3. Adward Posted: January 17, 2014 at 04:52 PM (#4641299)
With their history of excellent pitchers the Carmichael Road Detention Centre should prove tough competition.
   4. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: January 17, 2014 at 07:49 PM (#4641392)
The Clark Griffith League team I used to play for once scheduled a game against the inmates from the Lorton Penitentiary, that was played inside the prison. The inmates were outfitted with hand-me-down uniforms of the 1950's Washington Senators, with the big block "W" on the front. IIRC we murdered them (so to speak) by 25 to 2.

And the New York (Football) Giants used to play games against prison teams on a regular basis. In many ways pro sports were much more interesting BITD.
   5. RMc's Got a Lot of Trouble at Stake Posted: January 18, 2014 at 09:02 AM (#4641477)
And the New York (Football) Giants used to play games against prison teams on a regular basis. In many ways pro sports were much more interesting BITD.


In the book "Wilt, 1962", I discovered that before Chamberlain scored his famous 100 points, the arena in Hershey had an exhibition game between two basketball teams made up of NFL players (the Eagles against the Steelers, IIRC). I love the idea that there was once a time when football teams would play a basketball game in a hockey rink. (What, they couldn't work baseball into somehow? Why not have Stan Musial as the guest referee or something?)

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