- Buddy Ball Opening Day is Tuesday, April 17th
Be A Buddy!
Bambino Buddy Baseball is a division of Matawan-Aberdeen Babe Ruth League. We are seeking outstanding Middle & High School age “Buddies” to assist 5-20 year-old special needs players in our Buddy Baseball Program (Scroll down for event dates). Our Buddies enjoy and learn from interacting and helping our players participate in organized sports, physical fitness and socializing. Buddies can use this experience for community service credits, National Honor Society, college applications, scholarships and job applications. We are always happy to sign service hour forms and provide recommendation letters.
- Middle and High School Students: Participate as a Buddy, come to events and work with a player 1:1 help them do activities, talk with them and have fun.
- College Students and Program Alumni: You are welcome to continue helping, participate any way you want to or are able to. Come by and help out whenever you can.
To participate, sign up for the "GroupMe" App to receive electronic communication from Bambino Buddy Baseball
1. From your cell phone, click the link below to download the GroupMe App:
iPhone (App Store): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/groupme/id392796698?mt=8
Android (Play Store): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.groupme.android
2. Follow the GroupMe App instructions to create an account.
3. From your cell phone, click the following link to be invited to "Be a Buddy!" on GroupMe:
Click Below for:
For more information Contact
732-425-3862 (Please note that Jim's number has changed since last season)
Scroll down for more Bambino Buddy Baseball info
2019 Buddy Ball events will be held on the following dates
Opening Day Tailgate Party, Sunday April 14, 12:30PM - Guisti Field
Tuesday, April 16, 6:30PM – 7:30PM - Location Guisti Field
Tuesday, April 23, No Event - Easter Week
Tuesday, April 30, 6:30PM – 7:30PM - Guisti Field
LOCATION CHANGE FROM GUISTI TO TOOMER FIELD
Tuesday, May 7, 6:30PM – 7:30PM - Toomer Field
Tuesday, May 14, 6:30PM – 7:30PM - Toomer Field
Toomer Field "Under the Lights" Party, Sunday, May 19, 7:00PM – 9:00PM.
Tuesday, May 21, 6:30PM – 7:30PM - Toomer Field
Rain: Emil notifications will be immediately distributed upon cancellation of an event due to weather.
MATAWAN-ABERDEEN BAMBINO BUDDY BASEBALL
Bambino Buddy Baseball is offered to all children and teens ages 5-17 years old (We are alway flexible on ages).
Through the implementation of the 'Buddy' system, volunteer baseball buddies offer athletes support and guidance in a positive and fun atmosphere. Coaches and buddies will help foster confidence and self-esteem, make memories, have fun and facilitate a safe environment. Players and buddies participate in a variety of activities such as batting, catching, throwing, base running that are appropriate to the ability and ages of the players.
Athletes will benefit from the opportunity to participate in organized sports and physical fitness while practicing social skills such as taking turns, sharing, and cooperative play. Our Buddies achieve personal satisfaction, growth and understanding through their interaction with the athletes.
We hope that you will be able to join us for some more fun this coming spring. Click the link above for the Spring Application. Bambino Buddy Baseball is chartered and insured by Babe Ruth League. Click Here for more information.
Jim Nusbaum / Chris Montaperto, Program Advisors
2014 MRHS Varsity Team
2013 MRHS Varsity Team
WE ONLY REMEMBER MOMENTS - CLICK BELOW TO VIEW 10,000 TERRIER MOMENTS
2012 District 11 Senior League Champs
2011 - 2012 Terriers...Cooperstown Here We Come!!!
Cooperstown 2011 - A huge success
LESSONS FROM THE GEESE
When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front. When the Head Goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point.
Geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed. Finally, and this is important, when a goose gets sick, or is wounded by gunshots and falls out of formation, two other geese fall out with that goose and follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly, or until it dies. Only then do they launch out on their own, or with another formation to catch up with their group.
By Dr. Robert McNeish, 1972
2. Listen when Coaches and team members are talking.
3. Encourage and respect everyone on the team.
4. Always try your best.
5. Thank people for doing nice things.
6. Have a positive attitude and willingness to learn.
This is not “fool around” or goof off fun, but it is the pride, satisfaction and fulfillment you will experience from improving your game, improving yourself, competing, taking part and contributing to the team. It is the fun of feeling good about oneself.
BE A TEAM PLAYER
1. Get to know your teammates.
2. Encourage and help your teammates.
3. Give positive feedback to your teammates whenever possible.
4. Remember that positive attitude is highly contagious.
5. Work hard in practice.
6. Communicate with your coaches.
Fall 2010 Terriers
Front Row: Ryan Cavanagh, Zach Grillo, Tyler Walling, Corey Clifton, Antonio Martinez.
Hop on the bus Gus!
Cooperstown 2010 - Whoever kicked the umpire in the shin.....Please step forward!
Fall 2009 USABL Champions
Doubleday Field - Summer 2009
Back row L to R: Sal Barreto, Luke Adduchio, Chris Montaperto, Jim nusbaum, Denis Morgan, Jim Sandy, Pat Borruso, Taylor Grillo.
Front row L to R: Cory Nusbaum, Matt Montaperto, Justin Henderson, Mike Creamer, Chris Veary, Danny Wills, Justin Sandy, Danny Morgan, Nick Santuccio.
Mothers Day 2009
Scaggs-Veary Walk-Off Back-to-Back Home Runs
September 9, 2006 - A new Terrier era began
Front Row L to R: Pat Borruso, Taylor Grillo, Robert Walsh, Cory Nusbaum, Chris Veary.
In the beginning....God made a Terrier (1951 Terriers) - Uncle Richie Nusbaum-Back row on the left
In 1951 the first organized baseball team in Matawan was forged from the principals of sportsmanship and teamsmanship. The Matawan Terriers represented the community in contests with other Bayshore area towns. They played on Middlesex Field (now knownas Toomer Field) on a black infield made from coal cinders. By 1958, the success of the Terriers spawned three other local teams, the Blue Jays, Tigers and Red Sox. In the 1960's and 70's Matawan Baseball continued to grow and expand to what is now more than 50 teams serving over 500 players. In effect, the Matawan Terriers started it all. Unfortunately, in the mid seventies the Terriers name was lost from our local fields, replaced by more traditional baseball names like the Yankees and Mets. However, in September, 2006 the Matawan-Aberdeen Terriers once again took the same field where they began almost 60 years earlier. The modern squad consists of boys ages 11-15 who represent Matawan in the United States Amateur Baseball League, competing throughout Monmouth County. Our team still stresses the same principals of sportsmanship and teamsmanship from which we first began.