The "B" in CNEBL stands for baseball, but it could very well mean beer. This past Sunday, the Coastal New England Baseball League finally got its sixth season underway at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover and am I ever glad for that.

"We're not athletes, we're ballplayers."

The Northeast Electrical A's outlasted the Shipyard Brewers 5-2 and the AARP (not really) Padres overcame an early deficit to down the Smuttynose Cubs, 5-4. The games, though, are only half the story-- afterwards opposing teams typically drink together. After a long winter and a spring that seemed hesitant to arrive, playing some ball for a few hours and talking smack over beers afterwards is a sure sign that summer isn't far behind!