Introducing the Bourne Braves

Each week we will introduce another one of the Cape Cod Baseball League teams to you.  This week, meet Chuck Sturtevant, General Manager of the Bourne Braves.  Chuck shares his team recipe for Beef Short Ribs in a Crock Pot.

Bourne General Manager Chuck Sturtevant is starting his 26th year in the Cape League-  twenty years with the Falmouth Commodores as President and then General Manager and Treasurer.  The prior 3 years Chuck was the Vice President of the League.  He was on the finance committee and was the CFO of the All Star Games at Fenway Park.

Last year when the Braves GM decided not to run they asked Chuck if he would be interested and he said yes.  He missed the connections with the coaches and players.  Chuck has had some great players play for him like Darin Erstad, Eric Milton, Jacoby Ellsbury and Cliff Pennington.  The Head Coach of Bourne, Harvey Shapiro, and Chuck go back to 1994.  He appointed Coach Shapiro to be his Head Coach in Falmouth.  Now many years later they are back together.  They hope they can keep the winning spirit alive in Bourne for the coming season.

Chuck’s recipe is an easy one.  This is for all the crook pot lovers.  Beef Short Ribs in the Crock Pot.
Package of Beef Short Ribs about 4 to 6 ribs
3 or 4 Potatoes
6 to 8 carrots (I like carrots)
1 Onion
Beef Bouillon ( I prefer “Better than Bouillon” for a great flavor)

In a bowl mix a cup of flour with salt and pepper (depending on your taste).
Coat the ribs in the flour mix
In a frying pan with a tablespoon of olive oil brown your ribs on all sides.
When browned put them in the bottom of your crook pot.
Cut up you potatoes and carrots and slice the onion in quarters.
Place all the vegetables in the crook pot.
Mix 4 cups of the Beef Bouillon and pour in the pot along with the remaining oil and flour mix from the fry pan.
Cook for 10 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high.
The Rib meat will fall off the bone and it it great tasting.

Meet the Cooks of Summer: Team Recipes from the Cape Cod Baseball League

Meet the Cooks of Summer and their Team Recipes.  The Cape Cod Baseball League is celebrating its 128th season in 2012.  College players from all over the country vie for prestigious positions on one of the Cape League’s 10 teams.  During the 2011 Major League Baseball season, there were 250 former Cape Cod Baseball League players who played on Major League Baseball rosters.  The list of Cape League all time alumni in Major League Baseball totals 927 names.  Meet each team and enjoy the recipes they share!

Cotuit Kettleers President Paul Logan is the Chairman of the Long-Range Planning Committee and he also handles most forms of advertising for the organization.  Paul was

Cotuit Kettleers President Paul Logan

the Building Chairman for the Yawkey Foundation Project completed in 2007 and also the Press Box Building which was completed in 2004.  Paul has been a Director since 2000, Vice President from 2001-2008, and President since 2008.  Paul worked for over 20 years in corporate finance and has a Bachelor of Science degree from Bentley College.  Paul and his wife and two children live in Cotuit.  Mrs. Logan’s famous meatloaf has fed many Cotuit Kettleers.

LOGAN MEAT LOAF                              
1 lb. ground beef
1 egg
1 cup Italian flavored bread crumbs
1 small onion, chopped
1 small pepper, chopped
1 16oz. can of stewed tomatoes
Mix all ingredients together and place in loaf pan or casserole dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.