Monday, November 12, 2012
The pride of the Cape Cod Baseball League and its 15-time champion Cotuit Kettleers for over seven decades, Elizabeth Lowell Park on Lowell Avenue in Cotuit will be getting new restroom facilities starting next week... and that's just the beginning.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Sean Walsh
Monday, November 12, 2012
Baseball players and fans from across the country already agree on one thing for certain: there are few places like Lowell Park in Cotuit and even fewer where a window to the past seems frozen in time. Still, there's always room for improvement, according to the park's de facto caretaker since 1947, the Cotuit Athletic Association. At its past few monthly meetings, the Cotuit Athletic Association board of directors, the parent organization of the 15-time Cape Cod Baseball League champion Cotuit Kettleers, has been crunching numbers, pouring over fiscal 2013 budget numbers and rattling its fundraising drums to come up with a hopeful $900,000-plus to renovate nearly all aspects of current Lowell Park facilities. With approximately $129,000 …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Since 1949, Arnold Mycock has been the mainstay of the world-renowned Cape Cod Baseball League and its 15-time champion Cotuit Kettleers, and today the franchise he built on Lowell Avenue will honor him by naming its press box facility after him.
Following his service in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, Arnold Mycock made his way to the cozy little village from his hometown Somerset and immediately became involved with a baseball team. The year was 1949 and that baseball team was - and still is - the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League. I feel fortunate to count him as a dear friend and he was the first person I ever met on Cape Cod and our meeting -- and mutual love of the game of baseball -- was pure coincidence. Or was it? My wife and I moved to Hyannisport from the Bronx two weeks before Hurricane Bob ripped across the Cape. Uprooted trees and 30-foot sailboats were scattered across the Hyannisport streets like matchsticks. The power was off for days. I …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Few people parallel the knowledge Cotuit Kettleers Field Manager Mike Roberts possesses when it comes to the fine art of stealing bases and this Sunday, May 20, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Lowell Park, Coach Roberts is inviting all high school players to atte
There’s an old saying in baseball, that you don’t steal on the catcher, you steal on the pitcher. The phrase was first coined during the old Connie Mack, Philadelphia Athletics days in the 1930s when Bridgewater’s Mickey Cochrane would take it personally that opposing baserunners would swipe bases seemingly at will against certain pitchers on the A’s squad. Well, it may seem ironic then that a once professional baseball catcher is held in the highest esteem by the baseball world today when it comes to the fine art of stealing bases. This Sunday at Elizabeth Lowell Park he’ll be on hand to unveil some of his secrets, techniques and tips to any high school-aged players who want to learn them. Cotuit Kettleers field manager Mike Roberts, for …