Former Blue Jays share baseball knowledge during camp

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By Eric Bourque

THE VANGUARD

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Former members of the Toronto Blue Jays were back in Yarmouth this week sharing their knowledge of baseball as part of the Kelly Gruber Baseball Camp.

The camp was held Tuesday and Wednesday at the Mariners and Veterans fields on Forest Street.

“My mission is to go coast go coast,” Gruber said after the first day of the Yarmouth camp. “That’s my mission, go coast to coast and increase the education of the game of baseball.”

The Gruber camps give young ballplayers a chance to work with former major-leaguers on various aspects of the game.

Said Lloyd Moseby, a longtime outfielder with the Blue Jays, who also was back in Yarmouth this week, “I’ve been coming here for awhile. I know most of the kids.”

The fundamentals of baseball are so important, he said, and this is what he stresses to camp participants.

He said he welcomes the chance to share his knowledge of the game.

“Somebody helped me when I was a kid,” he said.

Asked for his assessment of baseball in Canada generally, Gruber said the biggest thing working against baseball in this country is the weather.

“Other than that, I think it’s great and we’re certainly helping (baseball in Canada) and making it bigger,” he said.

It has been 20 years since the Blue Jays’ first World Series-winning season. Gruber was a member of that championship team of 1992, although Moseby was gone from the club by then.

Gruber, who turned 50 this past winter, said winning the World Series was a dream come true.

The next stop for the Gruber baseball camp is Kentville on Thursday and Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organizations: Toronto Blue Jays, Mariners

Geographic location: Yarmouth, Forest Street, Canada

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