On December 3 the Mallards we celebrated our traditional Christmas Party. Around 60 members and family gathered in Hotel Henry to round up the past season and spend a few cosy hours together.
For the first time, we had live music: Uwe Rebhan – “Songwriter-in-training” – performed some of his hilarous songs in Bavarian dialect.
Of course some awards were presented:
- Best Batter: Jürgen Schulz
- Best Pitcher: Jakob Reuter
- Most Valuable Player: Jörg Baumgärtner
- Rookie of the Year: Markus Habeck
St Nicholas paid a visit to distribute winter bonnets in Mallards colors to the tossball and youth players; he also gave each player a few wise words on their way.
A number of members were recognized for their work “outside of the white lines”: President Sven Bornhagen; Vice President Anders Lind; Tossball coach Melanie Benglan and her helpers Noel Breil and Moritz Christ; Barbecue-master Michael Rohrbach; Jürgen Schulz and Jörg Baumgärtner for their dedication and support of the adult team; and “Greenkeeper of the Year” Noel Breil.