An added bonus for the Tofield ball player, coach and avid baseball fan, was that he was presented the award by Toronto Blue Jays’ broadcast team Buck Martinez and Pat Tabler. Buck is the play-by-play announcer, former MLB catcher and former Blue Jays Manager, while Tabler is the colour commentator for the Jays, and a former MLB player who was a member of the 1992 World Series Champion Toronto Blue Jays.
Neufeld felt very fortunate to have been able to meet the personable Blue Jays broadcasters, especially since he was just elected to the president’s position this past summer.
“Jody Lutz is the past president, and she’s done a lot of the work that has brought Tofield Minor Ball back to life,” he said. Craig mentioned that it wasn’t that many years ago when there were only 30 kids registered in minor baseball. But, he said, when Lutz took over a few years ago the association began to re-gain its stature in town… FOR MORE SEE THE DEC 6/16 MERCURY