"The Cairns Baseball League" albumn)
Roneberg Family Web Site
to "The Cairns Baseball League" albumn)
The Official Web Site
!!-Naming of Diamond Two-!!
Cairns Baseball League
They keep talking about this second diamond
they say we have ... I think it's ficticious
Well, it is very cool
Tuesday 16th August 2011
The things that happen when you turn your back
Imagine my surprise when I was scrolling down the Minutes and came across this !!
To you all ... THANK YOU VERY MUCH ... it would be a great honour and your suggestion is greatly appreciated, Phil
BUT ... it is highly unusual for me ... BUT ... I want to make a few comments
Anne, you know that I am spending a lot of my time now researching both Sharon's and my Family Histories
Her Dad and Mum and my Dad and Mum
At the moment, by the way, I've got Sharon's side going back nearly five hundred years
And I still haven't discovered which ancestor she got the "hard-to-get-along-with genes" from !!
I also spent a bit of time trying to get "old" information on the Cairns Baseball League
With some notes from Anne and photos from our own collection, I was able to put together THIS page
I got quite excited one day when it was decided to clean out the ceiling space of the Clubhouse and I warmed up my camera and scanner
But the rats and birds had already been through it and there wasn't anything worth saving
Including, unfortunately, heaps of trophies and other irreplaceable items
So much of Cairns' baseball history is gone forever
Yeh, I know I'm boring you stupid ... but now I come to the point
Doing all this research / history, it has made me realise that the past should be remembered
I personally have spoken to a number of people who have seen the sign on Diamond One and asked ... "Who is Lester Todd ??"
This happened a couple times at least during the recent Schoolboys' Championships
I think the guy would be tickled pink and I'm glad he was honoured in this way
Each time the lights are turned on he is being remembered
And he was pretty chuffed sitting up there when he saw Grandpa Chris Morton was back, telling all the guys he sits with that he taught him everything he knows !!
Looking around, I would say that most of the current players would not have heard of Sharks Baseball Club
Or that the grounds once 'belonged' to Sharks
Or people like Terry Hogan and others who were very important in obtaining the grounds in the first place and the early developement
Including the god-damned Clubhouse which we're still using !!
Got to get a new one ... Cyclone Yasi failed us, but before the next one hits the coast, there will be a working bee to loosen every nut, bolt and screw in the place !!
To me, this is the sort of history that should be remembered when considering the naming of such an integral part of baseball complex and that is The Field
I would like to suggest that the 'simple' name of "SHARKS BASEBALL FIELD" be used
And as well as reminding people of the grounds history, it would also jog memories about how baseball used to be with individual grounds around the city ( oh, that was fun !! ) and other points
A little while ago you gave me Life Membership
Unexpected, fantastic, and something I will always be proud of
In this case, however, please consider my thoughts above
Thank you once again ... Geoff
There are a couple of other things about this as well:-
#1 - Ritchie is all peed off ... he says he will flatly refuse to ever call me 'Sir Geoff' ... and he reckons that, in the years to come, the only thing that will be left to name after him is The Men's Latrine
#2 - Looking in to the future, I don't think I could lie there in peace listening to bloody Lester singing out from across on Diamond One that he's got lights and I haven't !!
My dear Geoff
Nice one, Anne
Geoff / Anne
Geoff ... a more personal response
video address = http://www.ronebergcairns.com/2011onwards/general2011_4914.flv
there are more photos further below