The newest and largest indoor baseball facility in the region – the Bomb Squad Baseball Company– will celebrate its grand opening with a host of events and activities on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 1-5 p.m.
Located in the Palisades Mill Complex in Wakefield, the 13,000- square foot facility is the most expansive indoor playground for baseball and softball in the region. It’s headed by former Toll Gate High School star Phil Davidson, along with Steve Breitbach, a longtime assistant at recruiter at the University of Rhode Island.
The Bomb Squad features eight batting cages, three pitching cages with five real compacted clay mounds and an area to practice game-time situations.
Clinics, lessons and conditioning are just a few of the programs that are offered. The staff, which is comprised entirely of former Division I players and coaches, is headed by Steve Breitbach and Davidson, who also runs the elite RI Rebels AAU program out of the Bomb Squad. In the last four years, more than 60 Rebels players have gone on to play at the college level.
“Today, there is no off-season,” said Davidson. “Players of all levels want to be able to work on pitching, hitting and defense all year round. They don’t want to lose what they gained all summer in the harsh winters in New England. Their hands are so cold and numb they can’t grip a bat or throw a baseball. This indoor facility is state-of-the-art and our experienced staff is trained to work with players of all levels.”
In addition to having a chance to take a swing in a new batting cage or practice throwing a curve ball from a clay mound, a host of activities and demonstrations are planned for Sunday’s grand opening celebration.
The Mizuno trailer and representatives will be on hand to offer those in attendance the opportunity to have their gloves steamed, softened, molded and professionally shaped. Mizuno will also be giving away a steam-molded glove.
South County Sports Performance will showcase its unique Cognitive Trainer, a machine used weekly by several members of the New England Patriots, including Tom Brady. The Cognitive Trainer improves athletic performance by increasing player situational awareness and decreasing response time during play. The data can be used for player profiling and post-injury return to play timing assessment.
Speed and agility workout demonstrations by South County Sports Performance will also be held, along with wiffleball games beginning at 3 p.m.
Those attending the grand opening will also be entered into a raffle for a chance to win several prizes, including a Classic Pro Soft Glove, Bomb Squad Baseball Membership and more.
For more information visit bombsquadri.com or call 401-284-0411.