07/10/2019 9:30 PM
View from the Seat
Article By: Michael Lane
Five years ago, when Karen and Stephen Moore moved back to their original hometown of Chatham, they purchased a house right next to Veterans Field, home of the Chatham Anglers.In the backyard of their ordinary looking home, is possibly the most unique seating area around the Cape League, their own personal bleacher.
When Karen and Stephen purchased the house there were three chairs already in place, tall enough to overlook their fence and see the field. The idea of being able to watch Anglers games from their backyard was exciting for Karen and Stephen, but there was a small problem. Karen’s family, who all live in Chatham, is very large and having people over to watch the games would be difficult with only three seats.So, they decided to build it up into a bleacher that can fit up to 12 people and their one dog, Pippen
The five summers since they built the bleacher have already created numerous lasting memories for the couple, to add onto a lifetime of memories involving the Chatham community.Growing up Karen would attend Anglers games every summer. Her father also ran a business that some Anglers players worked at, most notably baseball legend Thurman Munson in the summer of 1967. She has fond memories of spending summer nights with her family watching the team play and spending the 4th of July watching the annual fireworks show on the field.Now they are fortunate enough to be able to share these experiences with their nieces and nephews.