Batting Champion Runner-Up – Greg Bacchus – (.434 Avg.)
Congratulations to all players who were recognized by their peers as “The Best” of the best. And for those players who posted best category statistics for all earned awards.
Officer Changes for 2018
Prior to the Banquet, Kevin Latham submitted his resignation as an active Officer of the HDL. Kevin sent a very detailed explanation to current HDL officers. Kevin’s Email is posted here:
“Please take this as notice of my resignation from VP responsibilities for next season. I am a full time single Dad working a demanding job (logged about 80 hours one week for a rollout) who lives 30 minutes from Tobey. (I am) Not the ideal candidate for the attention that is required for the position. Perhaps when my kids are grown I can revisit. I love the league but all in all it’s about priorities and my son, along with the job that pays the bills, that has to take precedence for a while. Time is not something I have. This season was not very fun for me with this burden whether apparent or mentally because I have a conscience about those who shared the new venture and the efforts they put in. Anyway, nothing personal towards anyone. Just a decision that needs to be made now. “
We totally understand where Kevin is coming from. Many of us have faced similar challenges to those that Kevin mentioned. We made it very clear to Kevin that he is a valuable veteran member of the HDL. In 2018, Kevin will start his 10th year playing Baseball in the HDL. So it is vitally important that Kevin continue his playing career for as long as he can.
For now, President Robert Miller will review possible candidates who can be recruited to fill Kevin’s “Open” Officer position during 2018. Currently Robert has continued support from Ramon Moreta and Travis Hill, and of course, Larry Rutledge.