I’ve written before about our Little League’s opening day, but this is probably the last time; my 12-year-old son is graduating and my daughter shows no interest.

This is Canada’s oldest Little League, one of its biggest and still growing at that; follow that link to last year’s write-up if you care, or if you want to see more smile-provoking pictures of kids’ baseball festivities.

An Opening-Day ceremony requires a band and a mascot, self-evidently.

Band and mascot warm up for Opening Day

Everybody loves a parade.

Little Mountain Baseball Opening Day parade

The kids parade out by divisions, and each division gets its own sign.

The T-ball division at Little Mountain Baseball Opening Day
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The Mini Minor A division at Little Mountain Baseball Opening Day

Now there’s a fine-looking piper.

Piper at Little Mountain Baseball Opening Day

Each team gets to wave its hat once in the course of the ceremonies.

Hat-waving at Little Mountain Baseball Opening Day

Finally, the national anthem. Isn’t that a nice park we play at?

National anthem at Little Mountain Baseball Opening Day

I guess I’m leaving this behind. Growing up is good, on balance; but balances have two sides.


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