The Carillon - ONLINE EDITION
By: Terry Frey
Posted: 07/9/2018 9:29 AM
When it comes to some of the greatest players to ever wear a Toronto Blue Jays uniform, the name of Roberto Alomar would be one of those to be considered to be near the top of the list.
For the second time in three years, Alomar and another Blue Jay great Lloyd Moseby, among others, will be conducting a two-day minor baseball camp in Ile des Chenes this week Wednesday and Thursday, July 11 & 12.
The Blue Jays have made a stop in Manitoba in recent years with their Super Camp, with it also being located in Brandon and at Shaw Park in Winnipeg in the past. "The Blue Jays were interested in returning to Ile des Chenes for this year’s camp," said Alex Grenier from Seine River Minor Ball.
Both camps, in 2016 and this year’s camp, sold out fairly quickly as there will be about 100 young ball players between the ages of 9 and 16, mainly from the Carillon Minor Baseball Association, attending next week’s two-day camp.
There are 14 Blue Jays Super Camps being held across the country during the summer, including a camp in Saskatoon just prior to Ile des Chenes. The Super Camps have a variety of former Blue Jays players providing the instruction.
The Blue Jays Baseball Academy is partnering with Baseball Canada to put on the camps as participants learn skills and techniques from former Major League players.
During the camp, which runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day, players will rotate through drills that will cover all skills, including: hitting, throwing, fielding, pitching and base running.
Grenier says although many of the camp attendees have never heard of the likes of Alomar and Moseby, "the parents sure have."
A member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, Roberto Alomar spent 17 seasons in the Major Leagues, from 1988 to 2004, including five seasons with the Jays and was instrumental in them winning two World Series titles. Moseby was a star outfielder during a 10-year career with the Blue Jays in the 1980’s.
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