Another pitch-perfect G.V.L.L. Opening Day

Who were those masked men…and woman? The Rangers, that’s who! Photo by Howard Barash

Putting the “fun” in baseball fundamentals, the Greenwich Village Little League kicked off its 2018 season with Opening Day festivities at Pier 40, at W. Houston St., on April 12.

Proudly toting colorful team banners, the youths — ranging from T-ballers to Majors Division players — and their parents and parent / coaches filled the sprawling turf field in the capacious courtyard of the former shipping pier.

Madelyn Wils, the Hudson River Park Trust president, flung in the first softball pitch to help start the G.V.L.L. season. Photo by Howard Barash

They were joined by Scooter the Holy Cow, the Staten Island Yankees’ mascot, and local politicians, including state Senator Brad Hoylman, City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Borough President Gale Brewer.

Also among the Opening Day all-stars were Madelyn Wils, the president and C.E.O. of the Hudson River Park Trust, and Community Board 2 Chairperson Terri Cude, plus some real heavy hitters — a lineup of G.V.L.L. presidents from through the years, who have kept the league running at a high level, and with a high level of enjoyment.

Batter up!

Showing impressive form, state Senator Brad Hoylman tossed out G.V.L.L.’s first hardball pitch on Opening Day. Photo by Tequila Minsky

The Comets came streaking in — with Scooter the Holy Cow! Photo by Howard Barash

A future Little Leaguer grins and “bears” it with yet another mascot. Photo by Tequila Minsky

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