Savin Hill Little League robbed before opener
The snow has thawed and birds are chirping in the air, meaning it is time for spring baseball to begin. But a Dorchester little league season may be delayed as the league’s equipment storage was ransacked with the estimated total of $5,000 worth in stolen baseball gear.
It truly is a shame that something like this can happen; spring is a time for baseball to be played until sundown, a time for kids to come together an play America’s pastime. Due to a group of thieves, the season may be in jeopardy as the teams don’t have the necessary helmets, catcher’s gear and bats.
One player in the league summed it up quite well.
“This is a kids’ league, they shouldn’t have stolen it. It’s important to us because we’ve all used it for a while,” a little league player said.
With the league’s opening day just weeks away, the league officials are scrambling for a solution so that baseball can be played in 2013. While finding the lost gear may be hard and buying it back is close to impossible, there is some hope for the league players.
The league has been accepting donations in hopes of raising money to buy back at the least a fraction of what they had lost. For more info on how to donate click the link here.