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Knight Paint Baseball Field Fence
December 14, 2012
CEDAR HILL, Texas - The outfield fence at Northwood’s otherwise drop-dead beautiful baseball field needed painting. So baseball coaches Jeremy Kennedy and Bobby Garza had an idea.
“In late October and early November, at the end of our abbreviated fall season, we have a best-of-five inter-squad contest we call the ‘World Series,’” head coach, Jeremy Kennedy explained. “So this year assistant coach Bobby Garza and I got our heads together and decided that whichever of the two teams lost would have to paint the fence.”
Garza’s “Black Knights” squad took it to the wire, but lost to Kennedy’s team on a walk-off home run in Game 5 by junior catcher, Mario Cardona.
“Next thing I know, we’re at Home Depot picking up rollers and 20 gallons of outfield-fence-green paint,” Garza recalls. “Then, on a cool but beautiful Friday afternoon, half the baseball team painted our fence.”
And did Garza’s painters manage to “spread the fun” by tricking Kennedy’s team into picking up a roller or brush?
“We tried that,” Garza smiled. “It didn’t work.”
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