Written by Rich Forestano Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00
Gino’s Pizza, Baxter’s Sports Shop and Time Alarm, Inc. Those were a few of the sponsors of the many baseball teams I played on for the Elmont North Little League. It feels like so long ago, yet the memories are etched into my brain to hearken back to. The mornings and afternoons at Averill Park and games at ‘The Sump’ off of Dutch Broadway were days of great excitement and fun.
Who can forget the Home Run Derby? Or the Opening Day Parade? I hated getting up early but in the end it was worth it, especially because we got to meet Mr. Met every year.
Tom Laietta, Frank Verde, Tony Marasa and James Parris, to name a few, were influential as coaches and mentors. There were plenty more, but my noggin’ can only hold so many names.