It was a particular night time at Classic Throne Stadium in Midhurst because the Barrie Baycats devoted Thursday’s dwelling sport to those that have braved their lives all through the pandemic.
On Thursday, the Barrie Baycats performed host to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Nevertheless, it was really the followers within the stands making headlines because the group welcomed well being care staff from throughout the province.
“We’re fairly excited to welcome again just about all of the frontline staff that had been concerned within the pandemic, saving lives and dealing tirelessly,” says group president Josh Matlow. “It was simply our alternative to provide a thanks.”
Thursday’s sport was devoted to all well being care staff in a tribute after two years of working all through a world pandemic.
“It is our method to attain out to RVH and all of the practitioners round,” says Matlow. “It was an honor to talk to them; it was an honor to ask them out. Not all heroes put on capes, and on this case, they put on scrubs!”
Matlow says that is simply the primary of many themed nights to come back all through the 2022 season.
Thursday’s tribute was a gesture that meant quite a bit to the group’s first baseman, Ryan Rijo, whose grandmother and aunt are each nurses.
“The previous two years have been COVID, they usually’ve been working their butts off, and it is nice that we are able to lastly present slightly appreciation as a corporation,” says Rijo. “Baseball brings individuals collectively, and there are not any higher individuals to convey collectively than our well being care staff.”