Resurrection baseball unveils new digs
For as long as Resurrection Catholic has fielded a baseball team home games have been played at a city park. Tonight, the Eagles threw out the first pitch at their new digs with a little help from some retired major leaguers.
Doing the honors were former Atlanta Braves Pete Smith and Greg McMichael, the latter having been part of the 1995 World Series team.
For the last 12 years, Resurrection has offered baseball as a sport, using MCC Park through a mutual agreement with the city. Back in August, school officials wanted to upgrade the facility so they ran a fundraising campaign through October. Phase I of the renovation process is now complete and so is a new era of Eagles baseball.
Once upon a time, Smith and McMichael were high school players themselves and they still remember their glory days like it was yesterday.
Overall it took about 5 months to make the field playable again and phase II is still a work in progress.