After checking the Baseball Canada website this morning (August 1 at 7 a.m.) it appears that Butler Park will not be moving on into the next round of the “Canada’s Favorite Ballpark” contest. It is too bad, but I think that just being included and having our park mentioned nationally is something to be proud of.
That weekend while the Trail Jays hosted their North Idaho District playoff, everyone that visited the park, be it players, or spectators just loved the whole experience of Butler.
The one intangible that could not be measured by votes is how all the Trail volunteers treated everyone, with smiles, friendship and a welcome. That is what we are famous for. Butler served as the perfect backdrop.
Finally, after our final game of the season, our team met in left field and there were lots of heavy hearts to say the least, but like I said to them then, and I think it will apply in the future too, “Look around you, you have bright blue sky, you have beautiful green grass, and we get to play here every day… It doesn’t get any better than this!”
Butler might not be Canada’s Favorite Ballpark this time around, but it certainly is “Our Favorite Ballpark!”
Thanks for your help and support, it was a blast … and see you at the park sometime soon