Ooops This will be a summer to remember; COVID-19 has turned everything upside down. Things we took for granted have been closed, cancelled or removed -- even little league baseball. Parks are closed, social distancing prevents players from practicing, and games aren't scheduled to start until June 18th. Even if games are played a whole … Continue reading Darn It!
Baseball has long been called "America's pastime"; it's been popular since the mid- 1800's. In this day and age of instant gratification, it is hard to understand the sustained popularity of a sport with so much down time between mere seconds of frenzied action. The baseball season is over for this nine year old who … Continue reading America’s Pastime
Another season of Little League baseball is wrapping up with state tournaments this week. The parents must be relieved after four months of multiple game/practice commitments each week. The eight year-olds in this photo played 35 games during the regular season. Fortunately, my grandson had a coach that kept everything in perspective. Not only is … Continue reading Coaching
Nothing says "school is out" than a five-year old T-ball game. Summer is time for the brain to idle for a few months while the body enjoys physical pursuits. Who needs mental stimulus during summer vacation when you're learning the most complicated game on the planet. The young lads are still learning their left hand from their right … Continue reading T-ball
The Little League season is winding down; I have mixed feelings about that. The number of games these little guys plays is extraordinary, no wonder they (me too) get burned out. The hellish-hot days of July are right around the corner--yeh, I know, baseball is a summer sport, but there are limitations to my interest. … Continue reading Do Your Best!
My mother always said, "Take the good with the bad." That thought came to mind while I watched the first baseball practice of my 4 year old grandson ... there's a lot of good and bad in Little League. Stretching? Yeah, that was definitely not a priority for the four year old future stars. Learning … Continue reading Good and Bad