As some of you may have heard over the weekend, former BVB player Rod LaForme passed away this past weekend unexpectedly. He had most recently played in our league with Mike Gionas and the Braves.
From what I understand he died in his sleep from a heart attack.
He was one of the most knowledgeable and enthusiastic guys I ever had the privilege of being around. Whenever you saw him at a diamond, you could see how engaged he was and his personality could single-handedly lift the spirits of whatever team he played on.
He wasn't even 40 yet which should be an eye opener to many (as it has been to me).
He is survived by his 2 sons and his daughter all under 12.
A Gofundme site has been set up to help out Rod's children. Please use the link below and donate to help support them in this time of great sorrow;
On behalf of the entire BVB Family, we would like to offer our most sincere condolences to his family and those who were closest to him.
He will be missed.
New 2016 Champs Crowned!!!
Game #4 was last night with the Braves leading the Hobos in the Final Series 2 games to 1. Right from the opening pitch, the Braves were intent on imposing their will. By the time it was the 4th inning, they were up 8-0 with Catcher Josh Ware leading the way with a pair of 2 run homers. He would finish the night 3-3 with 2 HRs, 4 RBI's and 3 runs scored in a 13-2 win for the Braves as they clinched their first BVB Championship.
Hats off to the Hobos who had a great playoff run but ran into a team that lost only 1 playoff game in their 3 series combined this year. T-Bone, Hooper and the guys did a great job all year long. Congrats on a great season.
What an amazing playoff run by the Braves this year. They were on a mission and played like it. Congratulations to Mike Gionas, Gus and the rest of the team. They are our 2016 Champs! The Braves
BVB Hall of Fame
We are proud to re-introduce the BVB Hall of Fame
Over the next few weeks, we will be bringing back this feature on our new website to honour former players and builders of the BVB.
Also, we are currently accepting nominations for both players and builders to be added to the Hall of Fame as part of the 2016 Induction Class.
If you wish to nominate a player or builder into the Hall of Fame, please contact either your Team's GM or a member of the Board in order to do so.