Home › AllOTSEGO › CLASSIC SLIDE SHOW CLASSIC SLIDE SHOW 05/28/2016 AllOTSEGO CLASSIC SLIDE SHOW It was a crowded scene at the Doubleday Field parking lot for much of this morning, in anticipation of the eighth annual Hall of Fame Classic. In the foreground are a dad and son from Ohio, Joshua Dressler, left, from Columbus, and David Dressler from Cincinnati. At the CCS tent, Dr. Richard Brown was flipping hot dogs, and Mary Ann Kitson was ferrying them back and forth to the servers. The senior class’ food tent today and at the Hall of Fame Induction at the end of July help fund the senior class trip. The village’s new parking enforcement officer, Kevin Barrows, is on the job for his first Memorial Day Weekend. Say hi to him at the Fowler Way entrance to the Cooperstown Classic. As Alexandra Fassler sings in the background, Sheriff’s Deputy Jim Cox salutes. In conjunction with the 15-year remembrance of the Sept. 11 attacks, Christopher Suprun, a first responder at the site of the attacks on the Pentagon in Virginia, delivers a ceremonial first pitch during the Hall of Fame Classic. Soldiers from Fort Drum and their families were invited to the game, and many are present today. Attentive young Jonathan Pierre, 1 1/2, watches his dad, Juan Pierre of the Florida Marlins, take the field. He’s on the lap of his grandmom, Cynthia Chantz, visiting from Pittsburgh. Micah Mojica, visiting from Fort Drum with his family, got his money’s worth out of his program — both the information in it and as a fan. Local fans in the bleachers included CCS middle schoolers, from left, Adam Hall, Ryan Lansing, Emily Odell, Joseph Senchyshyn and Sam Grigoli. The White Sox’ Aaron Rowand cranks it in first up of the American League Vs. National League game. The next pitch, he connected for a double and cheers from the stands. Dad Jerry Miller brings a patriotic threesome from Utica: children Nariah, 7, Isaiah, 5, and young Carlos, 2. Down from Fort Drum, Oliver Harris, 2, had simply had enough. Mom Tarra brought him into the shad for refreshing nap. Doubleday Field looked great, but not without the efforts of, from left, Quinton Hasak, groundskeeper and crew members Zach Crippen and Stephen Clancy. CCS senior Clara Marra, right, and Amber Genova were in big demand today, vending cold drinks as past of their class’s fundraising efforts. Bruce Markusen of the Hall’s education department introduces the rosters. Cooperstown Hall of Fame Executive Director Matt Hazzard, left, and Matt Schuermann, a member of the Chamber board, and his wife Maureen enjoy the action. Downtown merchant Fred Lemister had a perfect bird’s-eye view of the action from the top of the Doubleday Field bleachers. There was a hum of Major League action under the grandstand this afternoon. Jennifer Gentles of Cooperstown had lost her tickets, but not to worry: The Hall’s Jen Taylor, left, soon obtained complimentary ones and the Gentles went on to enjoy the game. Members of the Cooperstown EMS, Colin Wilcox, right, of Cooperstown, and Cody Benas from the Duanesburg squad, survey the bleachers to ensure no one was faltering under the sun and heat. Temperatures were pushing 90, although there was a nice breeze.