The Essex Nine traveled to Freeport Maine the weekend of June 26th and 27th for a series of exhibitions for the Freeport Historical Society. On Saturday Cappy, Monkey, and Greybeard participated in a kids demo at the LLBean baseball field. 25 or so little league aged kids got to learn about 19th century baseball and play 9 innings with the guys. The kids had a great time and the guys enjoyed the day.
Sunday we were matched up against the Dirigo BBC of Augusta. The field had some strange dimensions and the outfields at times were lost in the grass but overall the day was a success with a large crowd, great music by Over the Cardboard Sea, and a good game. Hopefully the weekend will lead to some interest in Southern Maine. Read all about the game in the Portland paper June 28 Portland Press Herald
Essex and Lynn return to action Sunday July 11th for a tripleheader at Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury beginning at 12pm. Admission is $3 and as always the Ipswich Ale tapmobile will be on hand passing out samples. 12pm Lynn Live Oaks vs. Ipswich Brewers 1:30 Lynn vs. Essex 3pm Essex vs. Ipswich