The Blues got their first look this week at what it'll take for them to repeat as National Silver Ball Champions for the second time with the release of the schedule for the prestigious tournament.
They will face Flower City, Live Oak, Woodstock and Rochester in that order, a line up that will be tough to come away from unscathed.
To make the schedule even more difficult, the Blues will only play two matches on Saturday, when they usually play three. This leaves their remaining two to be played back to back starting at 9:00 Sunday morning.
If they are fortunate enough to qualify, the Championship is played at 2:00 on Sunday in Silver Base Ball Park.
If you find yourself within driving distance of Mumford NY the weekend of August 8 and 9, this tournament is well worth taking in. It features some of the finest vintage base ball in the region and is set on the beautiful grounds of the Genesse Country Village, the second largest historical village in the U.S.
|The 2015 Western Reserve Cup, a staple in Northeast Ohio Vintage Base Ball, was rained out earlier this June. The event has been rescheduled to replace the August 23 double header. The Blues will face their good friends and mentors the Forest City BBC and the||Akron Blackstockings in their attempt to hold on to the Cup one more year. As always, Lakewood Park in Lakewood will be the site and it should be a great day for base ball.|
As they have done in years past, the Blues will once again participate in the Cleveland Indians' Block Parties (formerly Rally Alley) this season. The remaining dates are shown below.
July 10th 5-7pm
Aug. 28th 5-7pm
Spring in Cleveland means fresh green grass, the return of the song birds of Ohio, waves once again on Lake Erie. It brings drinks on local watering hole patios, festivals, and of course base ball.
With this morning's temperature a record setting -14, Spring seems like a dream; something we remember from years past and can only hope for once again.
But Spring is officially only four weeks away,
pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training in Arizona and Florida, and the Blues have released their 2015 Schedule.
Highlights of this year's schedule include the 7th rendition of the new Western Reserve Cup, an early season battle between some of the best clubs in Ohio and Michigan don'e Ryder cup style,title defense at the National Silver Ball Tournament, and a trip to Boston Harbor to take on the friendly Mudville 9.
The Cleveland Blues Base Ball Club is a Vintage Base Ball Club out of Cleveland Ohio, and patterned after the Cleveland Blues Base Ball Club of the National League (1878-1884), playing by 1860-1878 base ball rules.
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