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Submitted by Greg Schienda,
Connecticut North League President
I would like to nominate Dave Sacco as the MSBL Manager of the Month. Dave
has been in our Connecticut North MSBL since the mid-90’s and has been
the Player/Manager for the Newington Caps the majority of those years since
joining. Two years ago the Caps moved
from the 25+ ‘A’ division to the newly formed 35+ division, which is when I moved to the Caps to be able to play alongside Dave. This year Dave led us all the way to the
finals in the playoffs but we came up just one game short of winning the title
while finishing an impressive 21-6.
Dave has about 19 registered players
on the Caps team. I made the switch to his team a couple of years ago so
that we could play together, something we had always discussed. I was playing in the 25+ division and his
Caps were in the 35+. It’s been a great
move. His is the only team in our league
that has about 14 to 16 guys show up for a double header each Sunday. Most
teams are fortunate to have 10 or 11 guys make it every week. It is quite the feat to keep that many guys
happy and willing to return the following week. It is a testament to the manager. It’s a great bunch of guys
managed by a great guy. We lost in the semi finals of our league
play-offs last year and lost in the finals this year. Hopefully we will
be able to win it all next year.
Dave joined my MSBL World Series team in Arizona in 1994 and we have been friends ever since. He has joined
me every year in Arizona until a couple of years ago. Dave’s passion, attention to detail and love for the game makes
him not only worthy of this honor but a great friend and teammate.