First of all I want to thank first of all the
"Baseball teaches us the ability to deal with
failure and as a grown man;
this will be one of each of our players' greatest assets."
Taking part of a competitive team is not a one
player commitment but rather a family commitment.
The long hours of practices, the long trips;
basically when a child becomes a Lynx player.
They end up screwing the whole summer for the
parents and family.
The players and family deserve all the accolades
the team has accomplished, well deserved.
It is easy to determine if a season was
successful when our team ends up
wining the LLC Quebec title and the BQ Peewee A Provincial tournament.
But not all Championships define success.
I am more proud on seeing the evolution of each member of our team from
early days of the winter clinics to this past week-end.
The improvement and contribution of each player was vital to the team
I remember our early exhibitions games when the coaching staff was
struggling figuring out who would be our catchers, especially when
would be pitching.
Well in Drummondville we a pair of rookies took charge behind the plate
at the BQ Provincial they dominated.
Antonio schooled all the catchers this past weekend. Chipper was
calling his games. And both of them wanted to have runners on the bases
shoot them down.
Our pitchers came in flying colors, throwing strikes and being
with their pitch count.
We had an average of 8 bunts per game.
This is my favourite stat. As a bunt is the perfect mark of a player
dedicated to the team.
The head umpire came to me this past weekend and asked me, WHY we would
the home field advantage when we wan the flips.
I reply as follows, do you follow hockey? He said yes (a bit stunned). I
said in hockey you always want to score the first goal or give the first
body check to implant your tempo.
He looked at me amazed, then I continued, we love playing away as we
with a bang and we take over the tempo of the game> After the first
the other teams are running after us.
And running we did.....
To Efrain Jr, Efrain Sr , Anthony, Justin, Brunel, Cris and
thank you all for the leading the team. A team back bone is it's
I wish you all the best for next year as the unwritten rule of baseball
life lessons and a boy becomes a man when he gets his first pair of
To Chipper, Antonio, Brandon, Gabriel, Jonathan, Scott and Kevin.....
this glory as we shall do it again next year.
All Vets and rookies played their heart out this past four months.
Baseball teaches us respect, humility, class and honor;
.................When we were in Glace Bay Mr. Hayes came to me and
personally congratulated me for having such a classy and respectful
One of the Umps today came to me and told me that we where the only team
this year that after each game, would take the time to thank each umpire
Baseball teaches us the ability to deal with failure and as a grown man;
this will be one of each of our players' greatest assets.
Seeing Scott gain confidence also enlighten my season, he finally
understood that confidence is .... Believing he can do something he just
And these are the reasons I look at this season as a successful
Once again I thank you all for the great year,
On behalf of Rafael and Efrain Sr. I give you this thought:
Your children came to the diamond to learn baseball, now they leave the
diamond learning life......
You Are All Quebec Champs!