With the high school baseball season starting two weeks earlier this year due to a calendar shift by the CIF State office, local players have had to trade their bats for umbrellas. Every coach in the city has talked about the difficulty of warming up for the season while the temperatures are in the 40s, and trying to practice on muddy, water-soaked fields.
Ready or not, baseball season is here. One team is trying to make history with a fifth straight Moore League title, and the young talent coming into the league signals that the local programs could become a major force in Southern California again.
At our cover shoot last weekend, there was rain in the forecast all day, but the clouds parted just in time to get a shot of some of the league’s top players in front of Blair Field. Hopefully, that’s a good omen for a 2019 season that’s been a wet one so far.