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  • Bill
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    Congrats to Mike and Nichole.

    However, I did not agree with the basketball player being nominated for NL Athlete of the Year, when she is from Nova Scotia. Does that not defeat the purpose of ''Newfoundland'' Athlete of the year? Should she not be nominated in Nova Scotia rather then Newfoundland? That would be like Brad Gushue winning a tournament in Ontario, and being named Ontario athlete of the year.

  • Frank
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    Nicole and Mike:

    I played organided softball (fast and slow pitch) and soccer for many years in Montreal. I was once the president of the Montreal Softball Association.

    To make a long story short, I never played softball when growing up around Wesleyville, In Bonavista Bay. For soccer, we called it winter footballe.. We had a leather casing with a pigs bladder pocked inside.

    In 1961, I was watching a softball team warming up at Jarry Park one evening when the coach of one time asked me if I would like to play as they were short of players. I could hit a ball, but had no knowledge of the rules, but I was determined to give it my best shot!

    Today, I have some wonderful memories and lots of trophies to dust.

    Congratulations Mike and Nicole, don,t stop here, go to the top, there are many Canadian leagues that would love to have you.

    Frank Blackwood,
    Newfoundland writer

    ** Formerly of Wesleyville, B. Bay

  • Bill
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    Congrats to Mike and Nichole.

    However, I did not agree with the basketball player being nominated for NL Athlete of the Year, when she is from Nova Scotia. Does that not defeat the purpose of ''Newfoundland'' Athlete of the year? Should she not be nominated in Nova Scotia rather then Newfoundland? That would be like Brad Gushue winning a tournament in Ontario, and being named Ontario athlete of the year.

  • Frank
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    Nicole and Mike:

    I played organided softball (fast and slow pitch) and soccer for many years in Montreal. I was once the president of the Montreal Softball Association.

    To make a long story short, I never played softball when growing up around Wesleyville, In Bonavista Bay. For soccer, we called it winter footballe.. We had a leather casing with a pigs bladder pocked inside.

    In 1961, I was watching a softball team warming up at Jarry Park one evening when the coach of one time asked me if I would like to play as they were short of players. I could hit a ball, but had no knowledge of the rules, but I was determined to give it my best shot!

    Today, I have some wonderful memories and lots of trophies to dust.

    Congratulations Mike and Nicole, don,t stop here, go to the top, there are many Canadian leagues that would love to have you.

    Frank Blackwood,
    Newfoundland writer

    ** Formerly of Wesleyville, B. Bay