Welcome to My Rally Campaign
My name is Matt Ceglie I manage and play in an adult wood bat baseball league in the SDABL. We are all 35 and up. As you can imagine it can get quit expensive managing a baseball team. We all pitch in $250-$300 for League fees/fields baseballs and Umpires. We play a Spring and Fall season.
If I could raise an extra $500 each season that would help pay for uniforms, equipment, baseballs, league and umpire fees, etc. So our goal is to raise $500 per season. It's important for us and everyone to get out on the local fields and keep enjoying the sports they loved as a kid. Of course the best players get paid to play but we play for the love of the game!
The other part that is great is getting our families involved with the team. We have fun playing music between innings which creates a pretty cool atmosphere. Our team gets together for cookouts and dinners. It is a team but it feels more like a family.
I played baseball from the time I was 6 years old. Right after basketball season, the snow melted away as Spring time rolled around we would be out on the baseball field! From Spring all through the summer...I stopped playing baseball when I was 16. I loved baseball well I loved hittin' BOMBS but I thought I had a better chance with football so I focused my attention there. It was a good thing too. Although I walked on at WVU I played and earned a 4 year scholarship. I graduated in 1994 with a BS PE.
A few years after college I played semi-pro football for a couple years. We went to the Championship and I got the MVP that season!! So I thought I'd go out on top. I retired from competive football in 1999. Over the years, I tried to fill the void with a slew of other activities, darts, billiards, golf. Then one day I searched for baseball leagues. Low and behold one of the largest adult baseball leagues was right here in San Diego! I hadn't play baseball since I was 16! And I was 38! 22 years, as you can imagine I was a little rusty. It has been 10 years playing and the last 6 playing and managing. We are the New Yankee 35's, we wear the New York Yankee home uniforms but not many of us are true Yankee fans or Yankee fans at all! It's not about the New York Yankees it's about the NEW Yankee 35's when we come together on Sundays we are our own team, a band of brothers. Our goal is to have fun, give it our all and well ...WIN! We have been to 5 Championships in 9 seasons!
I would like to thank the SDABL for giving us the opportuity to play in a great league. My teammates for showing up every Sunday, pitching in and having fun!
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Thank you!! See you on the Diamond!