Power Ranking - Richmond Baseball Players
Last update March 9th / 2019 Reviewed
|2||Rhys Verde Rios|
World According To Serj
"If Richmond Bantam aged players had an
opportunity to play at the highest and most competitive level of Bantam
baseball - right here in Richmond - is that a good thing or not"?
That's a question that a few folks may be asking in the months ahead, now that
the ND Blue Jays have partnered with Richmond
Baseball, The Dugout Club and Richmond Little League in order to bring that
possibility to fruition.
While a Head Coach has already been named -Richmond
resident Luke Yam who presently coaches the Westcoast Cardinals of
B.C. Minor's Bantam AAA Div - the next step is to ensure a local
bantam diamond is made available for both practices and/or games.
As there are many positive reasons in making sure that takes
place - such as helping grow the local LL program on the East
side of Richmond, giving graduating 12 year olds a place to play at
the highest level without having to go to White Rock, UBC, etc, - but
it may also potentially give the more recreational players an
opportunity to play as 13 and 14 year olds in the event that's no longer being
offered in the City. (As rumoured but not substantiated at the time
of this post).
The way we envision it could all come about, is by the Bantam Prep
team - to be known as the "RICHMOND BLUE JAYS" - to practice at King George
Park and utilize the equipment provided by The Dugout Club, Richmond Baseball
and Richmond Little League. In return, the Bantam Prep Blue Jays
would help with field maintenance, umpiring help and just basically provide a
vision for the younger kids in that area to aspire to. Their league
games would be played at either Brighouse Park (by going back to two sets of
bases and mound distances) or by sharing the North Diamond and batting cages
at Blundell. NOTE: "Back in the day", Richmond Baseball used
to have as many as 8 Bantam teams and 4 Midget teams share TWO diamonds for
regular season play. Adding this one Bantam Prep team would be far
from a stretch - current "Baseball Politics" aside.
Please stay tuned, and if you have any questions or interest in the
Bantam Prep development, you can contact North Delta Blue
Jays General Manager, Gerry White, at 778 - 231 - 1596 or
What a great time to be involved in "RICHMOND BASEBALL"!!