May 1st was opening day at Langone Park for the 2010 Majors Youth Baseball League for the North End Athletic Association (NEAA) and the Nazzaro Community Center. Team sponsors include North End Against Drugs, St. Agrippina Society, Regional Review, St. Anthony’s Society and Tomasone Club.
Pre-game entertainment was provided by the NEMPAC Rock Band with members Jeremy Sarzana, Mikaya Emma, Carrie Huisingh, Tim Griffin and Brian Johnson.
Baseball Coordinator John Romano and President Dom Campochiaro led the opening ceremonies with Commisioners Frank Iudiciani and Peter Sherin.
There was a players barbecue, in memory of Frankie Vilar. This year’s uniforms also have a patch in memory of Frankie. A moment of silence was observed to honor the recent passing of Bobby DeCristoforo, another long-time league supporter.
Several elected officials attended including State Senator Anthony Petruccelli, State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, District 1 City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Councilors-at-Large Felix Arroyo and Ayanna Pressley.