Ryan Hart, one of the players in the Backyard Wiffle Ball League of Wilkes-Barre (PA), sent one of our writers (Ryan Winfield) an update on the construction on their field. If you don’t know what we’re talking about then you may not remember that these guys were trying to win a grant from Pepsi when they were doing their Refresh Everything Grant. The grants were given to individuals who would use the money to benefit their communities. To determine who would win grants people had to vote online. BWBL won $10,000 this summer and they’ve wasted no time by beginning to build their field. They haven’t named the field yet but appear to be holding some sort of contest sometime in the near future to determine the name for it. Here is what Ryan Hart passed along to us in his email:
“Just shooting you an update. We secured the lease to our field and have started construction. Here’s a picture of the skeleton of the left field wall, which is 12 feet tall. We’ve rented a 2-person auger and have been digging holes and putting up posts since Monday. The plywood will be hung one we’re done, and then painted green.
We have dimensions down, too. 80 feet to left with 12 foot wall, 90 to left center, 120 to center, ~95 to right center and 90 to right.”