I'm really sorry I don't have any photos of what the field looked like before he started, but a few years ago, before they moved in, it looked quite a lot like this photo I stole off the 'net-
Yesterday afternoon it looked like this-
No grand opening is complete without a party and barbecue, and a little after 5:30 people from far and wide began showing up and digging into the beer, soft drinks and munchies-
Our neighbor Father Coonan began things by giving the field an official blessing-
And then it was time for some FOOOOOOTBALLLLLL!
After a half-hour hiatus during which about three inches of rain poured down and the lightning crackled, play and eating continued into the evening. If you listened closely you could almost hear the swoosh-swoosh of the players of yesterday walking through the fields beyond the fence.