Be­come part of new Post 38 back­stop

The Dundalk Eagle - - FRONT PAGE - By BILL GATES bgates@ches­pub.com Fol­low me on Twit­ter @DEa­gle_s­ports

The Dun­dalk Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 38 has a pretty good base­ball field: out­field fences, dugouts, man­ual score­board and easy ac­cess to the fa­cil­i­ties of the Post 38 build­ing it­self.

(The Post re­ceived an as­sist sev­eral years ago from the East­ern Bal­ti­more County Over-40 Base­ball League, which helped fix up the field and uses the field along with Post 38’s own base­ball team.)

The back­stop, how­ever, while func­tional, is thought by many to be too close to home plate and could stand an up­grade.

An up­grade is in the works. And Post 38 is of­fer­ing peo­ple an op­por­tu­nity to be­come part of the new back­stop.

The Le­gion Post is sell­ing com­mem­o­ra­tive bricks that will be part of the new back­stop.

The bricks can be per­son­al­ized, and al­low peo­ple “to leave a last­ing legacy while as­sist­ing Post 38 in the over­all cost of the project.”

The Post is look­ing to raise $50,000 to build the new back­stop (which will be placed fur­ther back from home plate than the cur­rent back­stop).

Post 38 it­self will in­clude bricks com­mem­o­rat­ing fallen vet­er­ans and law en­force­ment of­fi­cers.

Peo­ple who pur­chase bricks to be part of the back­stop can have them per­son­al­ized, used as a per­ma­nent trib­ute for a loved one, men­tion a busi­ness or or­ga­ni­za­tion, or just show sup­port for the Post 38 base­ball pro­gram and its play­ers.

The Post 38 base­ball pro­gram was re­vived in 2012 af­ter a 10-year hia­tus. It is cur­rently the only Amer­i­can Le­gion base­ball team in Bal­ti­more County.

Af­ter strug­gling the first few years af­ter its re­turn, the Post 38 team has been com­pet­i­tive the past three years. The Iron Ea­gles fin­ished in third place (out of eight teams) in the Anne Arun­del/North County Di­vi­sion with an 8-8 record this season.

A 4”x8” brick is $100; $110 with a stock or cus­tom logo. An 8”x8” brick is $160 ($170 with stock/cus­tom logo) and a 12’x12” brick is $220 and the stock/cus­tom logo will be free.

Amer­i­can Le­gion mem­bers and ac­tive/re­tired mem­bers of the mil­i­tary get a 50 per­cent dis­count. Ac­tive Amer­i­can Le­gion and Over40 base­ball league play­ers will re­ceive a free logo on their brick.

Stock lo­gos in­clude those for the Amer­i­can Le­gion, United State Marine Corps, United State Navy, U.S. Army and Air Force, the Coast Guard, an Amer­i­can flag and a base­ball. Peo­ple can also sub­mit their own logo de­signs.

Con­tact the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 38 at 3300 Dun­dalk Av­enue (410-288-2297, dun­dalk­post38.org and info@dun­dalk­post38. org) to pur­chase a brick. Checks should be made payable to: Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 38 Base­ball.

PHOTO BY BILL GATES

The Dun­dalk Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 38 is plan­ning to build a brick back­stop to re­place its cur­rent back­stop. The Post is giv­ing peo­ple an op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase com­mem­o­ra­tive bricks which will be a part of the back­stop. The above photo show­ing the cur­rent back­stop is from an East­ern Bal­ti­more County Over-40 Base­ball League game.

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