From Fenway Park – Boston / 2012-13
I know, since you received word from the Indians about their increase that all of a sudden, Major League Baseball does not really seem that concerned with Adult Amateur Baseball. That may well be the case but, I did want to tell you, if I never have the opportunity to step on a Major League Field again, after Fenway of course, you have provided me with the experience of a lifetime.
By now, you know my love of Baseball and, my Love of the Indians, so for the past three years I have lived a dream that, each time I wake up, I will never forget. That is a result of all of the hard work you have done to make that possible. It has given me an opportunity to share that experience friends old and new. I have met new people, made friends for a lifetime and even pitched my one inning at Progressive Field. There is not much more a man can ask, other than to do it again. If that is not possible, then I can still be perfectly satisfied. We will talk more about other venues, I’m sure, in Boston but, I did simply want to send you a note to say, Thank You for all you have done to make dreams a reality. See you at Fenway..
Extremely delightful. Well organized and well run. Great group of players and personalties in the dugout. I feel the flow of the games worked very well. The no walking or hit by pitch rule was great and should utilized at all MLB park experiences. You walk up to the plate with a better mindset and it is more relaxing.
Fantastic, really could not have asked for anything more.
It was a lot of money, but just like at Wrigley, I was happy I came. The group we played with was fun, and it didn’t rain. I appreciate your efforts to put on events like this one – it was memorable.
FANTASTIC experience made incredibly better by being able to share it with close baseball friends, not the least of whom is Scott Green!
Overwhelming. The tunnel from the clubhouse to the field thinking about all the great players that walked along that path. Trying to enjoy each moment while on the field.
Like a dream come true – for some reason it seemed better than Wrigley, but I can’t explain it – it is definitely one thing off my bucket list.
Definitely a once in a life time opportunity – so felt like I couldn’t pass it up. Having the photographer there was a great idea.
A great experience all around.
I enjoyed the ability to move around the ball park without being stopped or redirected. The visitors clubhouse was comfortable and accommodating, LOVED the batting tunnel, and soaked in everything from a very unique on field perspective, one most fans will never get.
Great job by Scott ensuring a great experience. Playing baseball at Fenway is a dream for any real baseball fan and we all fulfilled a dream on Saturday.
Other than playing on the playground at School 67 it had to be the ultimate baseball venue. It didn’t matter if you were a fan of the Bosox or the Disney Ducks, it was just the best. (I wouldn’t get too hung up on the playground note)
The only way to describe the Play at the Plate Event at FENWAY Park is awesome.
Just being on the field, fielding a few balls and getting a couple of hits. Scoring a run at Fenway probably was the ultimate highlight. Allowing guests on the field to see the Green Monster was a nice touch.
Just being on the same field where baseball immortals once toiled. (Ruth, Williams, Gehrig. etc.) the highlight was playing left field.
Event was very well organized. As usual everything ran smoothly. A testament to Greenies professionalism.
Yes – things moved along very efficiently – I love the way you get guys moving – the two consecutive inning play worked out well for this group of players.
It was organized to maximize fun and time on the field.
Good use of limited on-field time. I played the positions I wanted to play and got enough at bats.
From Doubleday – Cooperstown / 2012
Just wanted to thank you for putting this thing together. Like you and all the guys participating in this event, baseball holds a special place in my heart. Particularly its history, and playing in Doubleday brought me back in time. It was surreal.
I had been fortunate to be around the game recently with my younger son at the LL level, but sadly that time has now passed. PATP has given me a weekend to recapture my youth and participate in the game that I last participated in 30 years ago as a college freshman.
There was little surprise in the actual playing of the games; as i hoped for there was the smell of the grass, the sound of wooden bats echoing, … beautiful. And the not so beautiful- this 48 year old not quite getting to balls that I used to, the newly acquired addiction to Tylenol for the aches and pains of running out to my position, etc,. But the aches vanished, if only temporarilly, with a solid hit or two with the wooden bat, a “Scott Green” model, in fact.
What I did enjoy most, and to that point completely forgot about over the years, was what a special place the dugout is; the sarcasm, the ribbing, the one-liners, the banter…waiting my turn, running in and out, being a teammate. I was thrilled to share it with others who were there because of the same indefinable allure baseball has, thanks again.
I apologize for the hallmark description. If it brought a tear to your eye, pull yourself together and toughen up cupcake. I just wanted to say thanks Scott, for a job well done.
Bobby “you aint much if you aint” Gutch
From PNC Park – Pittsburgh / 2012
Imagine rooting for a team for 60 years.
Imagine that it’s tough sledding for most of those years, and really grim for the past 19, but they do move into the world’s most scenic ballpark.
Imagine playing ball in that park—outfield, infield, behind the plate, at the plate.
Then you can imagine what it was like for me to play at PNC.
Absolutely great tournament, as always, and really special for me. Thanks to you both!
From Progressive Field – Cleveland / 2011
Not many people, outside of the Major Leagues will ever have the opportunity presented to us by Scott Green and Play at the Plate.
Since returning to Houston, I have done nothing but rave about how everyone connected with the Indians made me feel at home. They were all extremely personable, the food was very good, the morning layout was outstanding and the locker room service was that one extra touch that helped to give you the feel of a major league Baseball Team and player.
a once in a Lifetime experience. Now that I have had the opportunity to go, I will do everything within my power to return again next year. The total experience exceeded everything I could possibly imagine.
Other than being married to my wife for the past 26 years and seeing my kids and grandchildren grow, it was the greatest experience of my life. I began following the Cleveland Indians in 1953 and knowing that I was on the same field, actually playing in the spot, where some of the greatest Indians ever played made confirmed the notion that I am a very lucky man.
After playing MSBL for the past 19 years, I expected a little less than my current level of competition. I was very pleasantly surprised. Even though there is a wide range of ages in the competition, I felt everyone was there to play to the best of their abilities and it showed.
Everything ran smoothly. One of the better events I’ve been a participant of in a long time. ( And I play everything. )
I had a great time, and it was amazing to get a chance to step into the life of a major league baseball player. Incredible experience!
as always, you provide a great time…thanks a bunch Scott and Liz. The only thing missing was providing me with a bat that hits homeruns with every swing, but maybe you can bring that next time 🙂
I can stop telling everyone I meet all about it
The Indians staff were great, they really enjoy their job and listening to some of the stories were great
From Scott’s first welcoming comments, until we closed the clubhouse everything went very smoothly. Games were organized well, he and Liz were on top of every aspect of the experience and made sure that we all knew where to go and what was to be expected.
From Wrigley Field Classic – Chicago
The day was perfect and the “friendly confines” were great. Scott Green puts on the best baseball events in the U.S. This is a “must do” event for anyone who loves the game of baseball. It was first class all the way. It was a priceless experience. – Scott Becker, St.Paul, MN
For me, it was like a Career/Lifetime Achievement Award experience—having paid my dues as a baseball lifer in venues all over the country, THIS was by far the topper. Unforgettable. I will cherish it forever. – Dave Schultz Chicago
Greenie has genuine passion for his profession and he does it very well and with a smile. Can’t ask for much more than that… – Tim Steele, Pittsburgh PA.
AWESOME – J. Lavelle
Unbelievable. The best baseball experience of my life.
Scott and Liz,
I wanted to thank both of you for making the Wrigley Field experience possible. I know you both worked very hard to make this happen and I really appreciate everything you do, and allowing me to be part of Play at the Plate. – Jerry Harris Huntsville, Alabama
This was an amazing event. I have been playing twenty years in adult baseball leagues and tournaments This was by far the highlight of my baseball playing life. Thank you again for following through and putting this event together. Great job. You should be very proud of what you were able to accomplish. – Regards, Joel Fealk Commerce Township, Michigan
It was everything a true baseball player could ask for. From game tickets to clubhouse access to tour of the facility to the ultimate of playing not one but two games at Wrigley Field. Everyone who was there, including guests who watched, shared the special feeling of the day. – Steve Bergida
It was a chance of a lifetime. – Thanks Brad Seto
I got everything that I was promised and everything that I expected. I would recommend this event to anyone who loves baseball. – David Montgomery Bradenton, Florida
All in all, this was an incredible opportunity and experience that I will not only never forget, but that I will one day brag to my kids and grand kids about. The tournament was run very well and the staff at the stadium was absolutely incredible. I look forward to seeing what tournaments the future has to offer. Thanks again! – Jason Haspel NYC
Just a wonderful event, with great guys, the organ player was the icing on the cake and getting some hits was fun, too. thanks for letting me manage, I think the guys felt I was fair. – Paul Laubenstein Massachusetts
I guess it was a miracle that you got the Cubs to open the door. Thank you for allowing me to be part of the fun.
Life has it’s little twists and turns.. and I’m glad I could come and compete.
I’ve already marked Bradenton on my Feb vacation calendar. – Norm Nefsky Toronto Canada
It was great to be able to play on the field and share in it’s history. That is the overwhelming attraction to me, the long history. You read baseball history and Wrigley is in many chapters. Think the Cubs treated us with respect and that made the experience even better. – Tom Scopac New Jersey
One of the best sports experiences of my life, and I have a pro sports background.
– Skip Probst Chicago
Overall, great experience. I have been fortunate to have worked in the major league sports industry (Chicago White Sox) and worked in many stadiums. I have seen / experienced things that many fans never see unless you actually are a player or a front office employee. This will be one more special sports moment in my life.
As a child, our father was a big Cubs fan and a wanna be baseball player. He coached our teams for years. We inherited that same passion for the game. My brother turns 50 next week and this was his gift to himself. He asked me to participate and it will be a great memory for us to have together. I looked at the pictures we took and it brings back all the emotion. Thanks for organizing, it was great. – D. Wielgus
I had a wonderful time yesterday…words can not properly convey my feelings.
Virtually everything was a highlight…but basically just stepping into the batters box in that first at bat…a dream come true. Only one word can cover it….AWESOME !!!
Thank you for putting it all together and if you do this again next year count me in!!
From the 2008 Central Park Classic – NYC
We had a great time and are looking forward to Palm Beach and next summer again in Central Park.. Everyone is looking forward to getting the framed photos. What an awesome backdrop to the photo. The grand slam was hit by Dan Trudell. His wife Leah and Daughter Cristy attended the Central Park tournament with him. It was the first visit to New York ever for the whole Trudell family. The Trudell’s live in Frazier Park, California which is part of Los Angeles. Dan will now be a regular as will our whole group at your Palm Beach and Central Park tournaments.
FYI- We are not always the Giants, we also have full unis from the Twins, Tigers, and Red Sox. So you will see the same guys as different teams at your tournaments. Everyone on the team thought you ran a terrific tournament.
Great Job!! We all had a great time!!
All my best,
P.S. Thanx again for punching me out on that 3-2 pitch over my head. My 8 year old loved it!
From the 2008 Palm Beach Classic
I haven’t had the chance to tell you that PB was a great experience for our group of guys. 3 of us had not played ball together since little league and haven’t played on the same field together until PB. We had a blast!
Doug Blevins has not been on a diamond since high school and is pleased to know
he can now play competive baseball for years to come. I appreciate what you’ve done in a short time with your business. I also appreciate how you’ve allowed guys to create friendships through baseball in every corner of the country.
Keep up the great work!
Thank you very much for a great tournament. As a friend, I’m very proud of what you are doing here. And I’m proud to be your friend and happy our friendship has grown over the years. As always, mi casa, su casa.
Professionally speaking, you and your staff have produced the Mercedes Benz of this type tournament. The competition was very good, the option to play full rules tells me you’re listening to the customers/players and you LOOK like you want to have the best product on the market.
Thank you for giving me a chance to play in your tournament by bringing a full team. I truly appreciate it very much as I would have missed the best tournament yet.
Continued good luck and success my friend.
Just wanted to tell you what a great time I had at the tournament. This was the 1st time I played in any organized Baseball Tournament since I was in Little Leaugue. It was a thrill to play & meet so many great people. I thought you did a fantastic job organizing & making sure everything was done on time. I am hoping to come up to the Tournament at The Hall Of fame in September. I am also trying to get a few more friends to join me. Is there any problem keeping us on the same team if we all sign up? Also, where would we fly into from Jacksonville? Keep up the good work & keep in touch…..
Thanks Paul Metlin
Catching up on consulting work and securing a few sponsors for our Guinness record game next month. I thought I would drop you a line to say congratulations on a great job in the Palm Beach Event!
You could “feel” the positive environment all around. I heard a lot of “good stuff” during the four days. There is no doubt that you have “forward momentum” going with PATP. I was talking about that with a few “old-timers” and they agree. I can see you still doing this and being very successful at it.
Bill and I are putting a team in for “C-Town” and I believe I recruited 4 or 5 guys already including Pete Barylski.
A few notes–
The jerseys are a “badge of honor”, I think 10 guys asked me how I got one. Great marketing tool!!! Now how about a 5,10,15,20 event patch to put on it! This kind of thing brings guys back [as you know] Everyone in the world screams for attention.
Congrats to the Reds. They certainly want to win.
See you Sunday.
I just got back from the Palm Beach Classic, I am hooked. I had a great time, met some new friends and enjoyed some lots of baseball. I did pitch a complete game on Friday and arm feels good. You did a great job putting this together. Thank you for the invitation and your hard work. I am looking forward to participating in future events (Possibly New Orleans). Take care.
Thanks for your note. Unfortunately, I won’t be making W. Palm this year due to a torn rotator cuff and labrum. I probably will have the surgery soon and will definitely aim to make the tourney next year.
I just want to let you know that playing in PATP the last 3 years has been the highlight of my baseball seasons. I know you’ll have a great turnout and tournament this year. Your organization has done great things for Senior baseball.
Thanks Again, and Best Regards,
P.S. I’ll be looking for you when you come to ChiTown!!
Excellent. I’ll be attending Cincinnati, Cooperstown and hopefully the Cajun Classic.
Excellent…mucho fun….a great 4 days. Thanks Scott and staff
Howard Beach, NY
Great time. Would recommend it to all and will be back again.
Overall, a great experience – Aaron St. Germain
Excellent – Ed Berkich / Port St. Lucie, FL
I loved the experience, and the camaraderie. Great opportunity to have spring training before the regular season starts back in N.Y.
Thanks again. Steve Kunken / Huntington, NY
Excellent!!!! – Bill Peck / New York City
Had a great time. Had some great teammates, won some games which is fun too. See you in Cincinnati. – Scott Bitzer / Cincinnati, OH
The experience was very enjoyable. The people were very congenial and most of them understood what this was really about. The tournament people were extremely professional and available for any and all issues.
Kevin Marden / Medford, MA
Excellent Greenie!!!!!! – Paul Laubenstein / Norwell, MA
Had a very good time. – Keith Nicoll / Margate, FL
Scott you have a great thing going! – Tim Lockwood / Livingston, NJ
My second time. A tremendous experience. I always leave planning on coming back the following year. – Steve Shutt / Moore, SC
This was my first camp & I totally enjoyed it. I am trying to plan to attend The Doubleday tournament. – Paul Metlin / Jacksonville, FL
SIMPLY the best!!!! – Jack DeHeer / Chicago, IL
These are all great events. Wish I could attend more
Alan Rogers / Warren, NH
Loved it. Great time! – Vic Oliveira / London, Ontario
One of the best trips I’ve been on in a while. – Andy Smith / Hampton Bays, NY
Excellent…can’t wait till next year in West Palm Beach! – Sam Romeo / Hobart, IN
Awesome as always. – Todd Seder / West Palm Beach, FL
Great!!!! – Eddie Torres / West Palm Beach, FL
Great job to PATP – Don Swanson / Elk Grove Village, IL
Great! – Doc Pollack / Jupiter, FL
Baseball in Florida in April….what more could I want. – John Quigley
This was the best event yet! You got it right. Modified and full rules. No one complained, there was something for everyone. I’ll be back… – Greg Balin / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Excellent!! I had a lot of fun and met many interesting people. – Tom Disbrow
As I told you Scott, your efforts really show. Your willingness to listen to your customers is critical to your long term success. You’re on the right track.
Marty Kohler / Orchard Park, NY
This event is awesome! Thanks – Steve Bitzer / Cincinnati, OH
Outstanding!! – Rich Layman
This was an awesome experience. Everyone from the staff, players and team mates were great. Scott and his staff is the perfect host. I wish we could do this every week.
Emilio Cruz / Pomona, NY
First Rate. – Duane Lancaster / Walton Manors, FL
Great as always! – Dave Harvill / Farmington Hills, MI
Excellent – Scott Phair / Cincinnati, OH
A Special Letter of Thanks
This is Matthew Rodriguez from Cleats 4 Kids. I would just like to say thanks to you and all of the great people,for donating all of the hats, gloves, pants, socks, shirts, bags, baseball bats, and most importantly CLEATS!!! That is such a big help because we have not been getting as much bats, gloves, bags and baseballs as they need but your donation changed those shortages.When I came back from the Dominican Republic I saw the mountains of cleats in my garage that you delivered. Wow, you and your baseball buddies really COLLECTED A LOT OF GREAT BASEBALL STUFF. When the kids saw me arriving with all the suitcases, they ran to try on cleats and baseball shirts. I will soon email you the pictures.
The kids play on a field that is a farm and a huge brown calf walked right onto the outfield. These kids really appreciate all your baseball stuff. One baseball costs about 10 American dollars, that could be dinner for most of the families. Your baseballs will mean a lot to the kids that don’t even own their own baseball to practice with. I can’t believe how hard you and your friends worked on getting all of the cleats and other equipment.
So thank you again for donating all of those cleats and the ball that you signed for me along with the hat. I put the ball in my glass baseball case in the middile of my Barry Bonds aoutograph ball and my Juan Marichall ball. Thanks to all who donated, the kids are going to love this equipment. I will write to you when my dad and I take our next trip to the Dominican Republic to deliver Cleats 4 Kids!
From, Matthew Rodriguez
For more information on the program or to donate, call (516) 816-1192.
From the 2007 Doubleday Fall Classic in Cooperstown
I can not thank you enough for making it possible to return to baseball with the nicest bunch of guys one could ever meet. You are doing a wonderful thing and I will be attending many of your camps. I will begin next week to try and get the mailing list for the Columbus Men’s baseball league. Additionally my friend Tracy Disabato Aust will be sending your lovely wife Liliaerty an autographed copy of her new book.
Best Wishes and Congratulations,
I just want to say again, I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE! And I’m sure you’ll be seeing a lot more of me (Monty), P.K and Kevin! Thanks again Greenie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From the 2007 Palm Beach Classic
Thanks for putting on a great tournament.
I’ll be at the next one.
I had a great time, won’t be playing in NYC, but I will make any tournaments you host in Palm Beach again, take care.
Thank you for putting it all together. We have enjoyed playing with PATP the last few years and your tournaments have become the highlight of our year as we get older. Hopefully we’ll be able to get into a couple more this year (including right here in NYC).
Wow, what a great tournament. The rain put an end to the muscle pain but I still have my baseball smile to enjoy. I think I was 5-13, one of those whent off the foot of the second baseman but I had one of my infielders keeping the book. I never had the chance to settle into a position in the field and guard it properly. (ie, I sucked in the field, I mean I was not Butcher like. 0)
Highlights, double to right in the last game, drove the ball into the alley for a single against one of the camps better pitchers in the stadium, rounded third at full gallop in the same game only to be called out “at the play at the plate”, leaped up as high as I could and snaged a line drive in center field . Caught a bullet hit to me at short that would have left a 3 foot hole coming out. Met some very good people too.
Very best regards Scottie, thanks for the book, I got through 65 pages on the plane. I am certain I am going to Cinn’s, don’t know about a team. We’ll have a 14 man Red Sox team for Cooperstown, so please reserve the name for us. All my camp people loved it.
Thanks for a great time, again this year. I had a fun bunch of guys and hopefully they didn’t take me too serious and had a great time also. Sorry about the umpire thing….the last game I was looking for a few good at bats because our season starts Sunday. It actually was the only time I got mad all week. We’ll talk more soon.
Just a quick email to say thanks again for a blast in WPB. The guys you put me with, the Reds, were great to hang out with both on and off the field (even though they handed it to us in Ft. Myers). I will be sure to be back next year. See you soon in London. If you come up before the tourny, give me a call we’ll go for dinner.
just wanted to say thanks,I had a great time and I’m looking forward to next years tournament.
I dropped in to see Kim Parker from the London Majors front office last weekend. She told me about your tournament, and then gave me your cheque for The Trust for Harry Muir. I personally cannot thank you enough for your generosity. The spirit from the baseball community has been amazing, and has added so much positive energy to the entire Muir family. Baseball is Harry’s life, and I think when the kind words and thoughts come from the baseball universe it seems to mean that much more.
Great weekend! You guys did a fantastic job! I’ll probably need about 111/2 months to recover, but look forward to doing it again. Regardless, I am sure I’ll wearing my ‘stupid baseball’ grin around for awhile after such a great event!
Yes, Scott and company provided great competition in the Final, but so did the other 2 teams – I think we just had an incredible run of luck and good play during the round-robin.
Scott: thanks for doing this for your Northern neighbours – I hope to someday again “Play at the Plate” with you!
I’m sending this e-mail to gauge interest on getting everyone together for tournaments run by Scott Green, who has started a venture called Play at the Plate, which is similar to Legends of Baseball
That is where the similarity ends fellas. Scott’s tournaments are run 1st class, with major league quality facilities and fields all in one location, laundry services, lunches provided, etc. There are two tourneys coming up, one in Birmingham, ALA and one in New Orleans, LA. Both are outstanding and I wanted to see if anyone would have an interest in getting a team together to play.
I’ve been to the Palm Classic and it was a blast. The competition is very good, better than a LOB event.
another good tournament………you’re on a roll here……….good to see you. I won’t be able to do cooperstown or ontario, but am planning on new orleans this october, so save a spot.
attached is pretty much what sums up our team………..hey, we had fun, couldn’t put it together at all, but had plenty of laughs and good times, nonetheless………..hey, didn’t I win last year with you? how’d I get stuck with these bums? just kidding. we had the pitching, but the hitting just wasn’t clutch.
a well run time…………next time I’m going stag
Scott Green, who is from Long Island, has been running unique baseball events for several years. Last spring I had the opportunity to go to his Palm Beach event. It was at the new and beautiful, Cardinals/ Marlins spring training complex. Several games were played in the stadium. We had full use of the batting cages, batting tunnel and club house. The club house attendant even washed our uniforms every day! Lunch was served in the club house between games. We could watch the ‘A’ ball Cardinals and Marlins work out everyday. Very interesting seeing the work outs they go through. Two games daily for this Thurs-Sunday, 30+ event. I will be going again again next spring. It is a very well run event! Scott also has events in New Orleans [in a AAA stadium], Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Al. [America’s oldest park. Cobb and Ruth played there] as well as an event in Ontario, Canada on Labatt Park. Scott is a very personable guy who really goes all out to insure everyone has a good time. Unlike MSBL, when you go to ‘Play at the Plate’ or ‘Legends’, the people running it know who you are. They treat you very well. You really feel at home, and special. Play at the Plate served as an excellent event for the New Orleans Zephyrs and for Jefferson Parish. Play at the Plate recruited numerous local teams to play and brought in several non-Louisiana teams that made for an excellent event for everyone that was involved. Scott was very prompt and professional with everything involved with the event, it is definitely something that the New Orleans Zephyrs endorse.The New Orleans Zephyrs are excited about bringing Scott and Play at the Plate back again this season in October. This event has generated a lot of local interest and is guaranteed to be bigger than the event last year. Please feel free to contact me anytime with any questions regarding Scott Green or Play at the Plate.
Director of Operations
New Orleans Zephyrs