Bigger and better is the best way to describe the new scoreboard at Sam Lamb Field, funded by Baseball Tillsonburg and recently installed earlier in July.
Tillsonburg’s Sam Lamb, 93, who was recognized in 2011 with the naming of the two-diamond ball park Sam Lamb Field, was on hand Saturday for an ‘unofficial’ unveiling (turning on the scoreboard for a photo op) at what might unofficially be called ‘Sam Lamb Park.’
“Very, very important,” said Lamb, grateful for the honour. “It was a good dedication.”
“It’s going to be here for a long, long time, eh Dad?” said Terry Lamb, a member of Baseball Tillsonburg.
“This one has new technologies,” said Scott Vitias, president of Tillsonburg Minor Baeball. “The old one had some defective bulbs and stuff, so it had served its purpose, but it was time.”
“Hmm, scored one in the sixth, one in the eighth, eh?” Sam said, looking up the scoreboard lights.
“Left the bases loaded,” joked Don Barnard, also a member of Baseball Tillsonburg.