The 2007 Boston Padres have clinched the Park League Championship. This is a dream come true for Ed Neal. It is gratifying after many years that ED becomes the MAN in the Park League. Neal and his Championship Team have their roots in the Yawkey/Junior Park League. His team was the last one to accept an offer to move to the Park League once it won a YBL Championship.
Maybe - Ed and the Padres will "come home", now that HIS Dream has been completed.
You never know!!!!!
Congratulations old friend. Barbara is smiling tonight!
Congratulations to The Padres the 2007 Boston Park League Champions!!! The Padres beat Stockyard 6-3 in Game 7 of the finals on Tuesday August 21st at Fallon Field in Roslindale.
The Padres won their last 11 games of the regular season to qualify for the last playoff spot. They then went on to beat top seeded Palmer Club (the regular season champions and winners of 4 titles in the last 5 years) in 5 games. Padres were down 3 games to 2 in the final series against Stockyard, but battled back to win the last 2 games to win their first title ever after more than 20 years in the league.
Kudos to Manager Ed Neal and the players of the Padres whose performance was outstanding.
Some stats from game 7...Padres got 12 hits, 3 each by Darwin Mesa & Manny Sota. Mesa scored 2 runds as Sota drove in 3, including a key triple in the 5th inning to score 2 runs. Jose Beltre limited the Stockyard to 2 hits, but was in constant trouble walking 11 batters. Beltre Struck out the 5 for the Padres.
Once again, Congratulations to The Padres for winning the championship, and also to Stockyard for such a terrific series.