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The Roof is Open for the Future of Baseball in Toronto

Travis Logan winds up for a long distance throw at Wishing Well Park on Oct. 3.

It’s getting dark pretty early these days… guess the kids could turn the spot lights on. The infields are flooded, but I suppose Travis could practice in the outfield for now. Can’t get away with a t-shirt at night anymore, he might as well throw on a jacket.

The conditions of Wishing Well Park in Scarborough aren’t optimal in October, but it’s not enough to stop Travis Logan and his peers from practising as much as possible. Sure the season ended over a month ago, but there’s plenty of time in the winter for the young teenagers to hone their skills on their way to being a professional.

The road to professional baseball is a road seldom travelled by Torontonians, which is exactly why Colin Cummins created Red Eye Pro Baseball. The new training facility, which opened in Scarborough last year, was built for kids like Travis Logan.

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Stingers baseball paves way for Scarborough talent

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With the grudging end to the hockey season, April brings with it a new sport for Canadians to anticipate. For many Torontonians, baseball is just as exciting as the nation’s favourite sport.

But the growth and support of baseball in Toronto has been lethargic. Sports like soccer, basketball and even cricket seem to gain more support every year while baseball’s popularity declines.

It’s not all doom and gloom, though. Eight years ago, the Scarborough Stingers were formed and have grown ever since.

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