The Final Countdown
By Lily Butler
As the countdown to opening day creeps down to single digits, the Southport Complex of Mashpee hosted the annual informational meeting last night. Speakers included Alan Gladstone, Bruce Murphy, and Coach Mike Roberts. The speakers discussed the history and future of the Cotuit Kettleers and shed insight as to why Cotuit and Lowell Park are so special.
Coach Roberts brought several items to demonstrate his values in coaching the game of baseball. One of those was an old wooden baseball bat, his son’s first bat, built by Coach Roberts’ father at his lumber business in 1982. This bat symbolizes Coach Roberts’ emphasis on hard work and his belief that “new” and “fancy” doesn’t compare to drive and effort. Coach Roberts stressed how important fundamentals, respect, humility, teamwork, commitment and community are to him on and off the baseball field. These are a few key components of Coach Roberts’ coaching style and why he has had many years of success coaching the sport.
The event at Southport was a great way to introduce the season. We have an exciting summer ahead of us and we hope that you can join us June 10th to pack Lowell Park with Ketts fans for opening day against Chatham at 5pm!