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  • Jonny
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    no doubt this is an impressive record. It would however be that much impressive if it was in a sport that was played anywhere outside of Newfoundland and had any significance nationally or internationally.

    Perhaps if the game wasn't played on a field for children it would be taken a little more seriously.

  • Rhonda
    July 02, 2010 - 13:28

    Well it seems Jonny hasn't been outside of Newfoundland. Softball is a huge sport not only in Canada but all over the world.

    My husband has played the game for most of his life at a Rep. level. Now my daughter is playing at a Rep. level also and attend's a softball academy at her high school.

    I'm amazed that Mr. Gosse has just about reached his 100 home run. I hope the paper will report it when he does reach it. Good on ya Ward!

  • Earl
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    Jonny is uneducated, and obviously hasn't played the game. I'm willing to bet he wouldn't be able to even get his bat on the ball (which can reach speeds between 80 and 90 mph from roughly 40 feet away), let alone hit a home run off a top-notch pitcher.

  • Baller
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    Well that just shows how little you know about the game! This game is played in every province in Canada, competitively. Despite being one of the more talented leagues in the country it is also one of the smallest Sr. Leagues with only 4 actual Senior teams. Try telling Colin Abbott this game has no significance who has about 10-12 different rings , from World Championships, Canadian National Championships and Pan-Am Championships. Try telling the 10 or 11 Newfie boys who just got named to the Canadian National Team 40 man roster that it has no significance. Alot of these athletes are recruited by teams from the US to play a season where they draw the highest talent in the world, with players from Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Europe, and play for an ISC World Championship. Kind of significant to some. Just because your no good at it, dont hate on the players who love to play!

  • Bob
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    Ward certainly has dominated the diamond for as long as I can remember. There isn't much he hasn't accomplished in the local Sr. league, and with the exception of a gold medal, at the national level.

    That being said, it's unfortunate that amongst local softball circles and watercoolers around newfoundland, everyone continues to talk about Ross Crocker, Len Beresford, Ford Metcalfe....the list goes on. Ward has certainly did his part in the continuing respect that the rest of this country has for Newfoundland softball.

    And year in and year out, he continues to show up at Lions Park where he gives 100% every pitch. At 42, he's still one of the hardest outs, and can still throw it by any player in that league. I'm glad you said in the next couple years Ward, if you'd said this year, you might not see a pitch to hit.

    And to John Browne, good story, basketball must be done for the year.....

  • Kris
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Hey Jonny.....Why don't you try hitting a homerun in this sport instead of trying to tear down those who are out there competing? Get a life.

  • pat
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    The only ball players worth mentioning came out of Fox Harbour, they had that killer instinct.

  • Jonny
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    no doubt this is an impressive record. It would however be that much impressive if it was in a sport that was played anywhere outside of Newfoundland and had any significance nationally or internationally.

    Perhaps if the game wasn't played on a field for children it would be taken a little more seriously.

  • Rhonda
    July 01, 2010 - 20:16

    Well it seems Jonny hasn't been outside of Newfoundland. Softball is a huge sport not only in Canada but all over the world.

    My husband has played the game for most of his life at a Rep. level. Now my daughter is playing at a Rep. level also and attend's a softball academy at her high school.

    I'm amazed that Mr. Gosse has just about reached his 100 home run. I hope the paper will report it when he does reach it. Good on ya Ward!

  • Earl
    July 01, 2010 - 20:10

    Jonny is uneducated, and obviously hasn't played the game. I'm willing to bet he wouldn't be able to even get his bat on the ball (which can reach speeds between 80 and 90 mph from roughly 40 feet away), let alone hit a home run off a top-notch pitcher.

  • Baller
    July 01, 2010 - 20:03

    Well that just shows how little you know about the game! This game is played in every province in Canada, competitively. Despite being one of the more talented leagues in the country it is also one of the smallest Sr. Leagues with only 4 actual Senior teams. Try telling Colin Abbott this game has no significance who has about 10-12 different rings , from World Championships, Canadian National Championships and Pan-Am Championships. Try telling the 10 or 11 Newfie boys who just got named to the Canadian National Team 40 man roster that it has no significance. Alot of these athletes are recruited by teams from the US to play a season where they draw the highest talent in the world, with players from Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Europe, and play for an ISC World Championship. Kind of significant to some. Just because your no good at it, dont hate on the players who love to play!

  • Bob
    July 01, 2010 - 19:54

    Ward certainly has dominated the diamond for as long as I can remember. There isn't much he hasn't accomplished in the local Sr. league, and with the exception of a gold medal, at the national level.

    That being said, it's unfortunate that amongst local softball circles and watercoolers around newfoundland, everyone continues to talk about Ross Crocker, Len Beresford, Ford Metcalfe....the list goes on. Ward has certainly did his part in the continuing respect that the rest of this country has for Newfoundland softball.

    And year in and year out, he continues to show up at Lions Park where he gives 100% every pitch. At 42, he's still one of the hardest outs, and can still throw it by any player in that league. I'm glad you said in the next couple years Ward, if you'd said this year, you might not see a pitch to hit.

    And to John Browne, good story, basketball must be done for the year.....

  • Kris
    July 01, 2010 - 19:52

    Hey Jonny.....Why don't you try hitting a homerun in this sport instead of trying to tear down those who are out there competing? Get a life.

  • pat
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    The only ball players worth mentioning came out of Fox Harbour, they had that killer instinct.