Featured letter: Thanks for the memories

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 8:45pm

To the Editor:

For the past 14 years — started by Rob Closter — Little League baseball on Block Island was played on a field on Cooneymus Road surrounded by stone walls with one lone tree standing in center field. 

It reminded me of a scene from the movie “The Sand Lot.”

Closter Field was one of those Block Island things; simple and sweet. Cross the street, climb over a stone wall and play ball. Spectators sat on a blanket on the ground or a small set of bleachers. Children and dogs would be seen running and playing. It was unlike any baseball field anywhere.

However; as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. The days of Closter Field baseball are over and Little League is now being played down the road at Heinz Field. It’s awesome; high school softball, baseball, and Little League all together on one big, beautiful field.

We would like to sincerely thank the Closter family for graciously allowing the community to use their field for the past 14 years. I’m sure that all who played or watched Little League baseball at Closter Field will hold on to and treasure the memories of a most special time.

Cindy Lemon 

Recreation Department  Assistant