BASEBALL: Coming full circle

Some day dreaming from Sunday when the score was climbing to 19-0.

— PA

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12 Responses to “BASEBALL: Coming full circle”

  1. BirdZ! Says:

    Excellent work, PA.

  2. RoastBeef1 Says:

    Enjoyed the article PA. I took my eight year old brother to Sunday’s game. We got there while Bama was taking infield and he was amazed at just the little things like arm strength and glove work. It was his first college or pro game in person and I think he enjoyed it alot (except for the score). I don’t know how many kids are like that, but he’s one of them. Only eight year old I know that likes to do drills and long toss instead of just hitting.

  3. djrebel Says:

    Thanks guys.

    Beef, that is a bit outside the norm for 8 years old. My son is like that. He’s always been one to pay attention to the game and not run off and play.

    — PA

  4. VA Reb Says:

    Good article, PA. I remember a lot baseball games when you could kick back, eat a hot dog and popcorn, and just enjoy the atmosphere. Now, if they could just get rid of those danged pinging aluminum bats and get the nice solid thuds of wooden bats!

  5. djrebel Says:

    Larry, I’ve grown up with aluminum, so I’m comfortable with either sound. I do enjoy a good minor league game where the crowd is decent in number but not elbow to elbow leaving you enough room to spread out.

    — PA

  6. Jeff Jolly Says:

    Dang PA…are you that young? We used wooden bats when I played at Ms. College in the early 70’s.

  7. JB Says:

    Bring back wooden bats and forget about Sundays game with the Tide.

  8. djrebel Says:

    Jeff, I never swung a wooden bat in league play. I did, however, play kid pitch at 6 years old. Never had any of this t-ball stuff. My wife graduated from MC. I’m a fan of the Chocs by marriage.

    — PA

  9. bigdraws Says:

    We played homerun derby with a wooden bat at Thomas St school back in the 80’s for whatever that’s worth.

  10. Jeff Jolly Says:

    I was only there one year….hurt my shoulder and transferred to Ole Miss and hung up my cleats. Still run into some people I knew there.

  11. RoastBeef1 Says:

    PA does your son play park and rec or USSSA? I was asking because I always felt that USSSA might be a little too much on a young arm. Just wanted to know what you thought of it.

  12. djrebel Says:

    Beef, we’ve played both at different times. I didn’t get the feeling that our USSSA coach was wearing out arms. I think the extra games — within reason — are fine if your coach paying attention. I don’t agree with these teams that play every weekend and end up with 60 games in a summer.

    — PA

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