DC Grays attend ribbon-cutting of new home field at Academy
Members of the DC Grays board of directors were in attendance at the official ribbon cutting for the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy on Saturday, March 29. A proud member of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, the Grays will be playing their home games on the main field at the Academy starting in June.
The soggy weather didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the large crowd that gathered at the new education building on the Academy grounds. The Academy is located in the Fort DuPont section of Ward 7 in the District. The entire Nationals roster and coaching staff was on hand, along with the Academy board, many local youngsters from Ward 7 who are enrolled in the Academy after school programs, as well as Nationals mascot Screech and the racing President Teddy Roosevelt. Nats announcer Bob Carpenter served as master of ceremonies. In attendance for the Grays were President Mike Barbera, General Manager Antonio Scott and board members Scott Burr, Gary Wilcox and Thom Loverro.