'We will all be incredibly rusty no doubt, and -2-
Back in Massachusetts, one longtime team just wanted to make it back, with or without the vengeance.
One of the teams in O'Rourke's league is the Motor Pool Renegades, a conglomeration of acquaintances workers and onetime workers at places including Massachusetts Highway Authority and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
John Roche, 60, the coach -- and sometimes pitcher and shortstop -- for a team that goes back to 1992, said COVID-19 forced a break last year. "We figured if we went another year without playing, we'd never get back again."
Roche, who retired from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority five years ago, was worried when roster numbers looked skimpy earlier this year. Now they have 16 members on the team.
He is happy they mustered a team. He remembered the first game back. "Just going out and feeling like a little kid again, it felt great," he said. "All kinds of smiles all around."
-Andrew Keshner; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com
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June 13, 2021 21:15 ET (01:15 GMT)
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