After two seasons played under the shadow of the COVID pandemic, Little League baseball returned to action on a crisp, sunny Saturday in Half Moon Bay.

Joyful crowds attended opening day ceremonies at Smith Field before players ran onto the fields. Parents cheered and socialized while younger siblings looked on and lines formed at the snack bars.

Mayor Debbie Ruddock threw out the opening pitch while Councilmember Joaquin Jimenez looked on. Spam musubi from Nano’s Ohana Café, offered at the snack shack, added local flavor to the day.

Board members from the league described it as a wonderful day and great opening ceremony. They expressed their gratitude to the City Council and all of the league sponsors for their support.

- Peter Tokofsky

Staff Photojournalist

Adam Pardee is the staff photographer for the Review, the Tribune and Coastside magazine. He photographs everything from breaking news to feature stories.

(4) comments


The baseball All Star kids had a float at the July 4th parade! They have been playing!


Your statements are incorrect again. 2020 season was cancelled. The 2021 season played without any opening ceremonies and yes there were “all stars” which are well deserved. Let the kids enjoy themselves without trying to take away from them alterego.


HMB Little League played the past 2 seasons. Their score reports were in your paper.


You are incorrect in your statement. The HMBLL season cancelled in 2020 before games were played.

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