Whether you are a new player or a seasoned one,
Giishpin endogwen weshki-bakitejii’igewanen gemaa gaye netaa-bakitejii’igewanen,
Whether if you are a new baseball player or a seasoned ball player, the principles of care – cooperation –
Gidaa-debweyendamomin i’iw bami’idiwin – wiidookodaadiwin
We should believe that the helping of one another, caring of one another mutual respect – accountability – and
Manaandenidiwin – apenindiwin miinawaa
Respecting of one another, trust in one another competition are weaved into in the league!
bakinodaadiwin ge-izhi-bakitejii’igeyang and
Competition should be how we (inclusively) play baseball. Like any radical project, we are a work in process
Dibishko eta gegoo niigaani-anokaajigan, gigagwe-aabiji-anji-bimaadizimin
Just like any leading project, we continuously strive to change our lives and we need to recognize how the heightened intensity
Gaye nanda-gikendamang dash ge-ani-ozaamendamang eniwek
And seek to recognize how we can become too impassioned of playoffs might shift our behaviours
Competition (race) might change our behaviours and emotions.
It’s okay to be LOUD, BOISTEROUS,
It is good, (for us) to be be loud COURAGEOUS, SNEAKY but remember that
Ji-zoongide’eyang, ji-gimoodiziyang, aanawi ji-noonde-mikwendamang iw
For us to be brave, for us to be sneaky, however we must remember that before all else we’re here to be PALS AND
Abaamashi kina gegoo aapideg bagami-ayaayang ji-wiijikiwendiyang miinawaa
Before all else, we assuredly arrive (here) to be in friendship with one another and COMMUNITY.
Because we are a community (place of many hearts)