All of us at Northwest Bakersfield Baseball lost our good friend and former grounds manager Moses Aguirre. Mo lost his battle to Covid December 13th in Bakersfield.
Moses loved working with his hands and spent many years tending to the baseball fields for JBA and, later, Northwest Baseball near Sam Lynn Ballpark. The complex was dedicated to Moses and Rosie Aguirre in March 2007, and they made many friends through their retirement years.
Moses was a good man, with a big smile, hearty laugh, and a kind heart. He enjoyed spending time with his family and tending to his backyard and shop. He was always available to help with any project even after retiring from Northwest. This was his so called side job after retiring from the railroad in 1993. We will miss you Mo, and everyone at Northwest thanks you for your hard work and dedication to the families at our amazing park.
The family of Moses asks in lieu of flowers please make a donation to his beloved ball park.
COVID has hit Northwest Bakersfield Baseball extremely hard financially. With the cancellation of the 2020 Spring season and not being able to play the 2020 Fall season, we haven't had any registration or snack bar revenue in several months, and now a new wave of Covid is hitting our area.
The operating budget to maintain the facility on a monthly basis runs between $8,000-$11,000 each month even when teams are not playing at the fields. This covers PG&E, water, mowing of the fields, payroll for the maintenance crew, and various necessary repairs and maintenance costs to keep the facility operational. All others are unpaid volunteers of the organization.
Unfortunately, we are unsure when a new season may resume. We have been ordered by the State of California and County of Kern to remain shut down.
As we continue to be shut down the facility still requires daily upkeep. The grass continues to grow and things around the facility continue to need repair.
At this point, our only hope in keeping Northwest Bakersfield Baseball open for the future is to reach out to the public for support until the point in time we are able to resume normal league play.
Northwest Bakersfield Baseball serves between 1,300-1,600 youth athletes in Kern Country each year. Losing an organization like this would be detrimental to the youth in Kern County that we serve in our area.
Northwest Bakersfield Baseball has thousands of alumni that we are pleading to for donations to help the league survive this rough time. Those of you that played or had children that played we are hoping you remember those memories that you experienced out there when you were a part of the organization.
We are also looking for corporate sponsorships if you or your company is interested.
Click the Donate link above to help out the league or make a direct donation by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All of us at Northwest Bakersfield Baseball THANK YOU!
The scoreboards are working and ready to use. We ask that only adults operate them. They are $900 each to replace. Watch the video and it will walk you step by step on how to use the controller. When your game is over please return and plug the controller in the room behind the bathrooms. You will see a table where they are stored. Good luck this Spring.
Northwest Baseball has been dealing with some internet issues, and that's why our cams have been down for the Fall season. Spectrum doesn't offer service on our side of Chester, so we have had to get creative to make this happen. Prime Time Signs has let us install service, and American Business Machines is helping us fix this problem free of charge. We are hoping to have our camera network for games up and running soon.
WE HOPE TO HAVE OUR GAME CAMS BACK SOON!
**Northwest Baseball has gone high tech! If you have loved ones who won't be able to make the tournament, we have you covered! If your team plays on fields 5,6,7,8 they will be live each day. The fee to watch the games is FREE, but donations are accepted on the camera page and helps with our streaming costs! All you have to do is go to the LIVE CAM tab at the top of our website and select your field.
*NOTE: We will not take calls or emails about plays you may disagree with on our feeds, the umpires are the last call!!
Thanks for joining us at Northwest Bakersfield Baseball!
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR GENEROUS PARTNERS
Smoking or use of any tobacco product, electronic cigarette, or vapor device while supervising any child participating in any activity associated with Northwest Bakersfield Baseball is prohibited. Smoking or use of any tobacco product, electronic cigarette, or vapor device while on the Northwest Bakersfield Baseball complex will only be permitted in the parking areas.
Scooters, skateboards, Razor Scooters, hover boards, or other wheeled conveyances are NOT to be used inside the facility unless required by ADA requirements.