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The Social Recap – The Week That Was in Barrie Sept.28th

All The Good (And Occasional) Bad of What Went Down in Barrie Last Week

There are three certainties in life…

Death.

Taxes.

Social media.

And if you are tweeting, posting and talking about Barrie on social media, we want to hear from you!

Every week we will do a quick recap of the week that was in Barrie based on your pics, posts and videos.

Whether it’s store openings, foodie reviews, feelgood stories, fun facts about Barrie, even bizarre bird formations over the marina, we want to share it.

The Week That Was in Barrie Sept. 28th

It was great to see the return of the Barrie Film Festival this weekend, despite Covid. A great lineup of films, including the short film showcase in which 3 local filmmakers won awards for their entries!

The Film festival was just one of a bunch of events during a busy week. Open Air Dunlop was back, and with loads of people! It runs right through to mid-October, so be sure to check out downtown’s cool new layout next Saturday!

It’s great to see our entire business community pulling together during these crazy times. Good on Oxygen South Barrie for making a contribution to the Special Olympics!

And speaking of community spirit, did you see the great folks taking part in this year’s Run For The Cure? Pink costumes never looked so good!

And finally, some big news from the Barrie Baycats this week, and their partnership with a couple of fantastic Barrie based sports facilities, The Kage and Athletickulture!

What did you think of The Week That Was in Barrie Sept. 28th? Keep using the #barrieuncovered hashtag and we may feature your “stuff” in a future blog. And if you are a Barrie business based looking to expand your digital footprint, reach out today! We will get you Uncovered.

Baycats Announce Online Shop Opening 10th of July

You might not be able to watch our favourite baseball team The Baycats this year, but you can now buy their sportswear online.  The Barrie Baycats are opening an online store in partnership with Starting Lineup Uniforms & Apparel.  So anything you buy goes to support the Baycats and help them for the upcoming years.

Baycats President David Mills said this is a game-changer for the Baycats.

“Over our 20 years of operation, we have lacked an online shop for merchandising Baycats apparel. We receive many requests for Baycats merchandise, especially during the off-season and have been unable to fill those orders. This new partnership with Starting Lineup Uniforms and Apparel will not only provide an avenue for our fans but will also provide new and exciting apparel along with other associated baseball items both online and at the ballpark”.

Baycats general and field manager Josh Matlow explained how this all came together and emphasized what this means for the fans.

“We are thrilled to have connected with Starting Lineup Uniforms & Apparel. They are not only Baycats fans but local to the Simcoe County area. The partnership will allow Baycats fans to have access to a plethora of Baycats apparel from jerseys and hoodies to hats and collectables. We think the fans will love the newly designed apparel including 20th-anniversary limited edition items as well as retro throwbacks. We are also proud to partner with a local business, something that is very important to the organization.”

For more information, follow the Baycats on Facebook and Twitter at @iblbaycats and on Instagram at @barriebaycats and follow @shopbaycats on Facebook and Instagram for sneak peeks of products leading up to the July 10th launch.

Social Recap: The Week That Was in Barrie Aug. 26th

Barrie Weekend

All The Good (And Occasional) Bad of What Went Down in Barrie Last Week

There are three certainties in life…

Death.

Taxes.

Social media.

And if you are tweeting, posting and talking about Barrie on social media, we want to hear from you! Every week we will do a quick recap of the week that was in Barrie based on your pics, posts and videos.

Whether it’s concerts, store openings, foodie reviews, feelgood stories, fun facts about Barrie, even bizarre bird formations over the marina, we want to share it.

Here’s what went down in Barrie last week…

 

Who among us doesn’t love a good game of Scrabble? Bet you didn’t know that there is a weekly Scrabble meet up at @creatingconnectionbarrie where wordsmiths can duke it out tile by tile for the title of Supreme Linguist.

 

Speaking of supreme performances, the Baycats look to be well on their way to a 6th straight IBL championship after thrashing Kitchener to take a 3-0 series lead into this week. Go ‘Cats!

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CASTALDO POWERS BAYCATS PAST PANTHERS; NOW ONE WIN AWAY FROM TYING RED SOX STREAK By: Ryan Eakin / @ryaneakin13 . . MIDHURST – One to go. The Barrie Baycats defeated the Kitchener Panthers 8-2 on Saturday evening to take a 3-0 series lead in their best-of-seven league championship series. Baycats starter Adrian Salcedo recorded the victory, tossing seven innings while giving up two earned runs on six hits and one base on balls while striking out four batters along the way. Baycats first basemen Jordan Castaldo led the way at the plate, going three-for-five with one strikeout. Panthers starter Yoen Socarras took the loss, tossing five innings while giving up three earned runs on seven hits and one base on balls while striking out six batters. KITCHENER – 2-9-0 BARRIE – 8-13-0 BIGGEST PLAY OF THE GAME: Up 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Baycats centre fielder Ryan Spataro hit a bases-clearing triple to centre field to give the Baycats a 6-1 lead. NICEST PLAY OF THE GAME: In the bottom of the third inning, Baycats second basemen Starlin Rodriguez hit what looked to be a sure double before Panthers centre fielder Tanner Nivins made a sliding catch to rob Rodriguez of an extra-base hit. BY THE NUMBERS: 6. With a win tomorrow night in game four, the Baycats will tie the 2009-2013 Brantford Red Sox with six straight Intercounty Baseball League championships, which is the league record. NEWS FROM THE GAME: With Baycats first basemen Jon Waltenbury absent again due to a personal matter, Baycats left fielder Glenn Jackson made his final debut. He made a massive impact, going two-for-three with a base on ball while striking out once. Nivins, meanwhile, exited the game for the Panthers in the top of the fourth inning after crashing into the centre field fence attempting to catch a Castaldo double.. . 🔥 NEXT UP: Game four of this series takes place tomorrow evening from Jack Couch Park in Kitchener.. . ⚾️ First pitch is set for 7:00 PM. For more information, follow the Baycats on Facebook and Twitter at @iblbaycats and on Instagram at @barriebaycats.. . 🎟 And remember that you can buy tickets for all of our home games online AT LINK IN BIO! 🎟

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And just as the Baycats season winds down, the Colt’s season cranks up. With physicals! The players checked in to @m2mbarrie for fitness testing ahead of their season opener.

 

 

Fantastic news for local Moms of infants…Movies For Mommies is coming to Barrie! This is a progam that screens grown up movies in a baby friendly theatre with reduced sound so you can bring the little ones with you.

 

And finally, as summer 2019 inevitably inches to it’s final act, it was great to see people enjoying August’s last week on the water as @padde4theCure took over the waterfront!

 

If you’re tweeting, posting and blogging about Barrie, we want to promote your stuff! Use the hashtag #barrieuncovered and we may feature your content in our weekly recap!

Social Recap: The Week That Was in Barrie Aug.11th

All The Good (And Occasional) Bad of What Went Down in Barrie Last Week

There are three certainties in life…

Death.

Taxes.

Social media.

And if you are tweeting, posting and talking about Barrie on social media, we want to hear from you! Every week we will do a quick recap of the week that was in Barrie based on your pics, posts and videos.

Whether it’s concerts, store openings, foodie reviews, feelgood stories, fun facts about Barrie, even bizarre bird formations over the marina, we want to share it.

Here’s what went down in Barrie last week…

 

Oh yeah. There was a little celebration called Barrie Pride last week and it was AWESOME. Even Stormtroopers took part…

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#barriepride with the simcoe county paramedics!!

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Have you heard about Deb Bobechko? She’s a local entrepreneur and in just a few days she will be scaling Mount Kilimanjaro on a mission to get to the peak! But more than that, she’s carrying the flag of Youth Haven, Barrie’s emergency shelter for homeless youth, with her and if she makes it to the top, the flag will be planted there. Go Deb!

A sure sign that summer is coming to an end (feel free to insert your own screaming GIFs here) is Barrie Baycats playoff games. The’ cats are into round two and in good shape to repeat as IBL champs after smashing the Jackfish on Sunday. Go Baycats!!

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BAYCATS BATS COME ALIVE IN BLOWOUT GAME TWO VICTORY By: Ryan Eakin / @ryaneak7 WELLAND – Game one of this series was a nail-bitting pitchers duel, but game two tonight was anything but. With lead-off hitter Ryan Spataro back in the lineup, the Baycats beat up on Welland Jackfish starter — and West Virginia University alumnus — Christian Young in way to a 11-0 game two victory. They take a 2-0 series lead back to Midhurst on Tuesday evening by doing so. On the mound, Baycats starter Matthew St. Kitts was fantastic in his second start of the postseason, allowing no earned runs through six innings of work before being relieved by Santos Arias. But it was the offence that was the story tonight. Spataro reached base four times — highlighted by his RBI double in the top of the fourth inning, while second basemen Starlin Rodriguez batted in three, highlighted by a bases-clearing double in the top of the fourth inning. The Baycats struck for three runs in the fourth before Jackfish shortstop Wilson Soriano pulled off the hiden ball trick on Rodriguez to end the top half of the inning. It led to the benches clearing in the bottom half of the inning, but nothing came from it. Jon Waltenbury, meanwhile — in just his second start in right field this season — had two hits, and made a nice catch in the bottom of the fourth inning to boot. Furthermore, second basemen Conner Morro, went three-for-five, while catcher Branfy Infante had two hits while batting in two runners. Designated hitter Kyle DeGrace closed the festivities out with a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning. He also threw out Jackfish right fielder Brendon Dadson trying to steal second base in the bottom of the first inning, after a poor game one in that regard. It was the only stolen base that the run-happy Jackfish attempted tonight. A total team effort against a pesky Jackfish team who has gone 13-8 at home throughout the regular-season and playoffs. ⚾️ The Baycats will send co-ace Emilis Guerrero out to the mound on Tuesday evening as they look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead against the Jackfish. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 pm.. . 🎟 PLAYOFF TICKETS AT LINK IN BIO 🎟

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Concerts? Yeah, there were a few loud ones this week…

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And finally, who doesn’t love a great thunderstorm? Unless you work outside during said storm. Earlier this week we got a classic boomer and Instant Weather Ontario got this way cool timelapse of the approaching clouds.

 

If you’re tweeting, posting and blogging about Barrie, we want to promote your stuff! Use the hashtag #barrieuncovered and we’ll feature your content in our weekly recap!

 

 

The Voice Of The Barrie Baycats: Get To Know Ben Shulman

In our latest Barrie Uncovered: The Podcast Edition we spoke with Baycats play by play announcer Ben Shulman! We chatted about the Baycats chances this season, growing up with a famous father, his time at Syracuse University and his goals as a broadcaster. Click on the player below to hear the full episode!

And scroll down to see a few pics of the team we snapped while visiting!

 

You can follow the Baycats this season and hear Ben and Dante’s play by play right here! Barrie Baycats

 

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