The 2008 Thomas A. Yawkey Baseball League Champions Blue Fish under the direction of Sean "Skip" McCarty were honored by one of the largest Major League Booster Clubs on Friday, September 26. The BoSox presented the YBL Champs a special trophy marking their historic win in the 2008 Championship Tournament.
MC for the event, held at the Newton Mariott was Dan Roche of WBZ Fame. Manny Delcarmen was awarded the Bosox Club Man of the Year for 2008 for his tremendous Community Service work. Manny you know is a former player from the South End Astro and West Roxbury High teams before he was signed by the Red Sox.
This is a tremendous honor for our League Champs to be recognized by this respected Booster Club of our beloved Home Towne Team! We thank all of the members of the BoSox Club for taking the time to recognize our Champions - Blue Fish Baseball!!!
WEST ROXBURY AND CAMBRIDGE NO LONGER IN YBL
The West Roxbury Devils and the Cambridge Spinners will not return to the YBL in 2009. There is no plan in focus to replace these teams.
"It is with regret that we cut back on teams in the YBL" said Dave McKay. "Our objective has always been to be inclusive not exclusive. But, many factors entered into this contraction and more may come. The Board of Directors is currently doing a serious study of the feasibility of every team in the League. We are going to make sure that any team that continues its involvement in this premier league can handle the rigors of a 32 game schedule," McKay concluded.
The YBL thanks the Tufo Family of Cambridge and Sean Tynan and Mike Ryan for their years of dedication to producing quality amateur baseball teams in the Thomas A. Yawkey League of Boston!