Opening Day of the 2012 North End Athletic Association Youth Baseball Programs will be on Saturday April 28th. This year the NEAA will honor long time coach Robert “Bobby” Simboli, Sr as part of the opening day ceremonies. “Bobby was a great coach and dedicated many years teaching young North Enders how to play baseball.” said NEAA baseball coordinator John Romano. Bobby coached our arch rival, The Knights of Columbus team when I played for Tony’s Fruit.” Bobby was also a great father, husband and family man. He was a pretty darn good softball pitcher as well! He is deeply missed by his family and friends and we wanted to honor him for his contributions to NEAA baseball over the years.
The event is held at Campochiaro Field at Langone Park on Commercial Street. The day will open at 10am will two NEAA Baseball Minor League Games, one at 10am and one at 11am. A BBQ for all the players, their families and game attendees will start at 12Noon. 1st pitch Ceremony with Bobby’s Family will be at 12:45pm. This will be followed up by a Double Header of the 4 NEAA Youth Major’s Teams.
We invite all of Bobby’s friends, family, past players and softball teammates to come and share this special day honoring him.
Anyone who would like to make a donation to help with the event or to help sponsor the NEAA’s Great Baseball Programs can send checks payable to the NEAA to: NEAA, c/o John Romano, 30 North Bennet Street, Boston, Mass. 02113. We hope to see you all down the Park!!!
More on NEAA Baseball at www.NEAABaseball.org.