As the London Mens Baseball League enters its 27th season, plans are underway for an exciting event. One of the league’s newest members, the Orioles, are getting ready to host their third annual ‘Pack the Park’ game.
Inspired by the London Majors’ annual event of the same name, the Orioles’ Pack the Pack is an effort by the team to attract as many fans as possible to showcase London’s beautiful Labatt Park and the London Mens Baseball League.
“Since we share Labatt Park with the London Majors, we get to see firsthand how exciting the atmosphere is when the park is full of fans,” said Orioles utility player Jamie Grenier. “We wanted to try to replicate that experience, for at least one game out of the year.”
The Orioles’ Pack the Park occurs when the Orioles play their first afternoon game at Labatt Park in June.
“It’s an opportunity for our family and friends to see us play, but more importantly, it’s a chance for us to re-live the glory days that have long since passed us by,” joked Orioles player Dave Jaques.
The game is also a great way to show off London’s 142-year-old Labatt Park, the world’s oldest continually operating baseball grounds.
“A lot of our friends didn’t even know that a place like Labatt (Park) even exists,” said Ben Maessen, a catcher for the Orioles. “When they see that we get to play at this historic venue – and the amount of fun we have playing every Sunday in the LMBL – they want to find their old ball glove and sign up.”
The Orioles’ Pack the Park game will take place June 2, 2019 at 2:45 p.m. at Labatt Park. All are welcome to attend, and admission is free. For more information about the LMBL and how to participate, visit us online at www.LMBLBaseball.ca.
Submitted by London Mens Baseball League