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NICHOLAS MERCER: Remembering a moment at Shawndaithit Centennial Field

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15.08.2019

One of the earliest memories I can recall takes place in Grand Falls-Windsor.


I am seven or eight years old and I’ve just hopped out of the motorhome I am staying in with my grandparents for the weekend.
Darting across the parking lot of the old Shawndaithit Centennial Field on Cromer Avenue in the community, I make a beeline for the dugout on the first base side of the field.
My grandfather was in town for the then-annual old timers baseball tournament as it was Grand Falls-Windsor's turn to host the summer classic. It was a fun tournament consisting of teams made up of former players from St. John’s, Grand Falls-Windsor, Port au Port, Stephenville and Corner Brook.
Each summer, they’d get together and play games against each other. Scores were taken, but they didn’t matter much.
It was more about having a good........

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