Published DateLACONIA — With a week remaining until the Laconia Muskrats report for their fourth season at Robbie Mills Field, general manager Noah Crane is still seeking homes for half-a-dozen ballplayers.
"We 're short of host families," Crane said yesterday. "Players will be arriving next weekend and will begin practicing on Sunday in anticipation of opening the season at home on Thursday, June 6. We're six homes short," he continued. "The community has always stepped up and I'm sure it will again."
All players are college students on summer break as the Muskrats compete in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.
Crane said that all that is expected of host families is "a spare bed, access to laundry and occasional meals, especially breakfast and that can be a bowl of cereal, not bacon and eggs every morning," In return, family members receive free admission to all games — home and away — discounts on Muskrats' merchandise and a seat at the host family dinner and other special events. "And they enjoy the company of a potential major league ballplayer for two months," he said.
Crane said that more information, including testimonials from past host families, is posted on the team's website, laconiamuskrats.com under "get involved."