April 26, 2017

Willistonian to be pro baseball player for a day

By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

He will sign a professional baseball contract for one day next to the signature of legendary Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane.

He will take batting practice Friday with the Vermont Lake Monsters before their home game Friday.

All this and much more coming up for 12-year-old Storm Rushford of Williston, one of nine boys and girls to be named members of the 2014 Little Lake Monsters Community All-Stars.

To gain the prizes to see what life is like for one day as a professional baseball player, the nine youngsters had to answer three questions about sportsmanship, living healthy lifestyles and community.

In addition to the contracts and batting practice, the nine will each get a custom jersey and cap, a limo ride to Centennial Field and an inning in the dugout during the game plus more.

The winners are from around Vermont and northern New York.


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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