Last night was Eastham night at the Orleans Firebirds game. It is great that Eastham folks and visitors love the Firebirds, but isn't it about time the Cape Cod Baseball League shared the love on the Outer Cape?
Cape Cod Baseball League teams call ten towns from Wareham to Orleans home. Local fans have their favorite teams and loyally show up at home games to cheer on the young lads with the wooden bats.
Orleans cheers for the Firebirds, Brewster for the Whitecaps, Cotuit for the Kettleers and so on, but something is missing on the outer reaches of the Cape.
Maybe it is time for a couple more teams in the league. The major leagues do it, why not the Cape Cod Baseball League? Bringing two or more teams to the towns of the OC would add a whole new element of fun for locals and visitors.
Expanding into the Outer Cape would also be good for business and would surely add to the bottom lines of hotels and restaurants. A new ball team would also give the chamber in any town something new to be proud of.
The Cape Cod Baseball League is one of the few things on Cape that draws all ages and backgrounds--older folks cheer for their favorite teams and players right along side families with young kids and star-struck tween girls with big league crushes.
And what a blast it would be picking names, logos and mascots for the teams.
The Outer Cape could take a regional approach and back the Nauset Narwhals or each town could have its own team like the Eastham Egrets, the Wellfleet Whelks, the Truro Tides or the Provincetown Pirates.
But until that day comes, get out there and cheer for the Red Sox, the Anglers, the Commodores, the Mariners and the Harbor Hawks! Check our calendar for game days and locations.
What names can you come up with for Outer Cape teams?