Images by Erich Eichhorn (ISN)

July 2, 2014 Victoria, BC (ISN) – Almost twenty-two years ago I was on a roadtrip to see the Toronto Blue Jays play in Seattle against the Mariners, as many from the lower mainland and Vancouver Island do. Sitting in the nose bleed seats watching that same Blue Jays team that would ultimately defeat the Atlanta Braves in the World Series that same year. Roberto Alomar would score the winning run on Dave Winfield’s double in the 11th inning. Moving forward almost a quarter century, I would have never thought I’d be on the same field with some of those players. Life is funny sometimes how it takes an unexpectant turn.

Roberto Alomar demontrates an infield drill to one of over 125 yought that registered for the two day camp – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)

The HarbourCats hosted day one of their Blue Jays Baseball Academy Camp Wednesday at Royal Athletic Park, with Devon White, Duane Ward, Lloyd Moseby, Brian McRae, Jesse Barfield, and Roberto Alomar teaching the fundementals to the baseball youth from the lower Vancouver Island. This photo essay covers some of the days on and off field action. Enjoy !


The HarbourCats were are hosts to Blue Jays alumni, putting on a baseball camp for youth on Vancouver Island. All registrants receieved a T-shirt with this logo – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)



Players from the HarbourCats and the Jays alumni posed for a team picture before opening camp Wednesday. – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)



Can you guess who this ex-Jays pitcher’s name is. First name starts with the letter “D”. Eager junior players look and listen to his every word.- Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)



Some of the approx 125 youth sit eagerly waiting for the camp to open – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)



Let the games begin. Young baseball enthusiasts get the days agenda – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)



Roberto Alomar gives two thumbs up for ISN and me before the day begins – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)



A young fielder fires the ball to second base with Golden Glove winner Alomar observing. No pressure ? – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)



HarbourCats GM Jim Swanson and family chat about Jesse Barfieled’s glove pre-camp – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)



Devon White instructs the finer points of batting – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)



A young player picks up his Blue Jays swagg for registering for the baseball camp, taking his T-Shirt and Blue Jays cap to wear with pride – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)



Jesse Barfield helps a young batter understand balance in her stance – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)



Impressive play abounded on the the field shows that baseball is doing well – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)



A young fan approves with a grin Roberto Alomar’s autograph. Or could it be for his father ?? – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)



Lloyd Moseby pitches the ball to a batter out of frame working on hand eye coordination – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)



Devon White gives some parting words to his group before the camp took thier mid-day break – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)