By Bob Elliott
Canadian Baseball Network
For a lot of youngsters the Victoria Day weekend meant the opening of T-ball practices.
Or at Kiwanis Park in Moncton, home of the Fishercats, where the first “Pitch, Hit & Run" competition of the season was held for T-ballers.
Where ever youngsters were they were asking questions on their way to the ball parks from coast to coast.
Brayden Hurley attended his first T-ball workout on the weekend at Westbrook Park in Kilworth, Ont. near London.
On his drive to the diamond Brayden, who turns four next month, asked his mother, Alison: “Mommy ... will the roof be open?”
The Roof Report: The roof was peeled back at Westbrook.
Bradyen does comes from a strong baseball tree:
_ His father Michael played for the Mississauga North Tigers and the Hamilton Astros under Murray Marshall.
_ His uncle Billy Hurley pitched for Mississauga North, helped Ontario to gold at the bantam nationals retiring the final 11 outs; the Wayne State Warriors, where he was all-conference, the Okotoks Dawgs and still pitches for the Mississauga Southwest Twins.
_ And his grampy, called Bill by most and Hallway Hurley by others, was on Remo Cardinale’s coaching staff at Mississauga North.
(Hey Brayden ... ask gramps about the night he was ejected at South Common.)
And in Moncton ... a grandson named Xavier smoked one line drive after another. Running the bases he lost a shoe around shortstop, but he still motored on to finish