The Middlesex varsity baseball team traveled to Washington, DC during spring break to prepare for the coming season as well as visit several of the city’s attractions. It was a productive and educational trip for the players and coaches.
The team trained at St. Albans School in Washington, thanks to the assistance of Richard Connolly ’01, who is teaching and coaching at the school. The players took advantage of the beautiful facilities and great weather to get themselves ready for the challenging season ahead.
Following their morning workouts each day, the team ventured into town to see a variety of sights. With the help of Kevin Keegan ’93, the team was treated to a guided tour of the Capitol and received gallery passes to witness the House and Senate in session. The next afternoon, the boys visited the Lincoln and Vietnam Memorials before walking across the bridge to Arlington National Cemetery, where they witnessed a moving ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns. The day ended with a quick trip to the National Air and Space Museum, where the boys flew in a flight simulator. The team’s final visit occurred the next afternoon at the Pentagon, where active servicemen showed the boys around the building, including the touching tribute to those who lost their lives during the September 11 attacks in 2001.
The trip was a terrific bonding experience for the team and provided both players and coaches with a reminder of the courage and sacrifice that has been displayed by so many throughout our country’s history.