By Fred Wallace
Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire ".
The Tara Twins Minor Softball program, working in conjunction with the Grey Bruce Health Unit and various levels of government protocols, have established guidelines to get back on to the ball fields in Tara and Allenford.
The Twins are offering opportunities to play for age brackets from T-Ball to Under 14.
As you can appreciate, the organizers, let alone the participants, are quite excited about the getting back between the lines.
The Twins organization has experienced an upswing in participation and as part of that growth, they've been able to accommodate players from centers in Grey-Bruce where fastball programs do not currently exist.
And while they're excited, the Twins are also being extremely cautious.
Among the many protocols in place are screening, physical distancing, hand sanitization stations and all the labels and buzz words that are connected to this disruptive pandemic.
There's a very good chance the Tara Twins won't get much beyond their local ball parks.
One of the highlights for every softball season is tournaments, in particular the O.A.S.A Elimination events and the Provincial Championships.
The common thought is that tournament play of every description has been kiboshed for 2020.
Yes, the potential of tournament activity still faintly existed last week, so the attitude of the Tara Twins organization was win-win.
Maybe, and just maybe, the youngsters in the various age groups get to compete.
But if not, under careful monitoring, the Twins would still have a decent chunk of the summer where they could learn the fundamentals and grow within the sport.
I'm Fred Wallace