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Senior baseball in Moncton returning to its roots

By Tara Clow Jan 2, 2024 | 1:31 PM

Senior baseball fans are getting a Blast from the past.  The Moncton Fisher Cats are making some changes.

Head Coach Darrell Christie says they have a new name but it’s a familiar one, “We’re going back to the good old days I guess, with the Moncton Mets name. We felt that it was the name that most goes with senior baseball in the Moncton.”

Christie says discussions with a couple of players and the Board were held in the fall, and the decision was made with the hope of getting back to the glory days.

“If you ask any baseball fans about senior baseball in Moncton, the first thing they usually think of would be the Mets.”

The new jerseys incorporate the old look with the new. The team has decided to stick with the orange and black from the current logo of the Fisher Cats, instead of returning to the blue that the Mets wore.

“We’re trying to get the community involved this upcoming season. We’re looking at a few different things and just trying to promote it as best we can. The Mets had a lot of talent, a lot of great players came through and they were they were pretty successful at local and national levels,” Christie says.

The senior baseball season typically starts around the long weekend in May. For this year, it has been reduced to 28 games, down from 32.

“Just to try and compete with weather, and when there are cancellations it makes it hard to make them up. This will mean 14 home games 14 road games,” Christie adds.

He says they’re in the early stages of recruitment, but the names of players are starting to surface on the team’s Facebook page.

He adds they’re hoping for an influx of Mudcat players who are moving to the senior level, and other new faces as well.

The early stages of spring training are expected to begin in February, and Christie expects more announcements at that point.