||TOPIC: Our time in Cooperstown Dreams Park
June 14, 2010
Entry #: 3503258
|We all walked in, on our very own feet, with our eyes fixed and our ears open, to catch all of the memories we could during our time, living our dreams, at the one and only......|
COOPERSTOWN DREAMS PARK!!!
June 14, 2010
Entry #: 3503513
|All I can say is WOW! What a wonderful week! I'll let Isaac give his take from a player perspective, but as parents, we had a blast! I was so fun seeing our boys playing on those fields. Disneyland for baseball is pretty accurate. The efforts the Dreams Park goes to in order to make the experience great is amazing. I will never forget the familiar feeling of watching David walk up to the plate to lead off - scorebook of my lap and hearing the cheers "Come on David, get us started!" It was all so familiar yet so surreal - we were finally there. (Of course he got a hit!) It was great to see the boys get to know each other better and watch out for each other. The fields were amazing, the park was amazing and most of all, the Sidewinders were amazing! Thanks so much to our players for being so great and to the Workmans and the coaches for making this possible. These are memories our boys (and we) will cherish for a lifetime!|
June 15, 2010
Entry #: 3504329
|Dear Lou, Linda, and the Presutti family, |
This poem is for you.
We must have the same dream's, in order for you to make our's all come true.
We must all have the same baseball beating heart's.
But it is because of you that all of these dreams could be realized,
We lived our dream's and that was "these player's" part's!
Thank you Lou!
Justin Workman - Head Coach
Brett Stapel - Primary Assistant Coach
Jason Argyle - Assistant Coach
Mike Rankin - Assistant Coach
Andrew Argyle #5
Kadin Hatch #11
Connor Horrocks #44
David Hoshijima #18
Kodie Marshall #4
Devin Miller #2
Colton Rankin #9
Chandler Stapel #12
Jonathan Suggs #63
Isaac Van Wagoner #6
Justin Workman #13
All of the parents and siblings
The Utah Sidewinders
June 15, 2010
Entry #: 3504654
|Friday, June 4, 2010 |
Our first night
We all, Justy, David, Jonathan, Isaac, Devin, Colton, Andrew, and Kodie met at Dimaggio's, across the street from Cooperstown Dreams Park, (from here known as CDP). We ate dinner and started to trade pins with other players that were also dining there.
Kadin and Connor were still traveling.
Then we all headed across the street to CDP to do early check-in.
Chandler was already on the property and checking out the place with his whole family of fans when we arrived. So we knew we were headed to 53A.
There we all were in a huge line of cars being directed into rows by the staff of CDP. There were players from all over the country parked with us and running around through the cars and trucks trading pins already. We joined them. Then one of the staff said to us, "you know as long as someone stays with the vehicle to drive it in the rest of you can walk in. "
We got the players we could find and a couple of siblings and we just started running. Into the unknown. Running, laughing and shouting, where do we go. Where do we go. We went this way and that way. The place was huge we stopped and looked at this and at that. And we just kepk going to 53a to 53a.
I was already in a dream. There was me, Justy, David, Johnathan, Isaac, Kodie, Derek, Callie and Rachel.
We were running so fast down the first grass hill we came to. Some of us fell and rolled the rest tried not to fall and laughed and screamed. It was AWESOME!
Then the rest of our cars and drivers met up at the front door of our team's barracks. We all went inside and unloaded. Then out the door to check everything out and trade pins. Justy cut his 2nd toe really deep trying to climb up on the foot locker to get on the top bunk. That was our first injury and visit with CDP medics.
Then it was good-bye for all of us parents and siblings. It was the last time we could see our players and coaches inside of their village of barracks.
This is the part where I cried.
Back to Top