Going to a Cape Cod Baseball League game is like taking a step back in time.
The best college players in the country make their way to the Cape for two months each year, spending every summer night playing on bright green fields filled with kids chasing foul balls and surrounded by the smell of hot dogs on the grill.
Just like any other Cape native, Chris Holcomb (Osterville, Mass.) has many fond memories of being one of those kids running around Cotuit’s Lowell Park and participating in their hometown Kettleers’ youth baseball clinics. But the future Tulane pitcher and Maine catcher Cody Pasic (Cotuit, Mass.) are sharing a view of the game this summer that they thought was only a dream.
“When we’d go to the games, we’d play pickle in center field near the flagpole. I’d look at the schools and the players and get autographs, but I was pretty young to really realize what kind of caliber players they were,” said Holcomb, who opened his collegiate tenure at State College of Florida. “It was in my backyard, so you don’t think too much of it as a kid. But as I started getting more serious about baseball, I realized how incredible of a league it was.”