Baseball! Spring is here and with it the All-American Sport… BASEBALL! Growing up, I never understood or appreciated baseball. My dad would watch it on t.v. and I thought “Who in their right mind would ever want to watch such a long & boring game?”. That is, until I met my husband! My husband played ball and he was good! So soon, I was inducted into the world of baseball, and I have never been the same!
Eventually, my husband, for various reasons, wasn’t able to play anymore but thankfully it wasn’t too much longer and our son was old enough to “Play Ball”!
Now, I can appreciate the slap of the ball against the mitt, the crack of the bat hitting the ball, all the wonderful sounds and emotions that come with a good game of baseball!
My husband and my son were both catchers. Now I appreciate the communication that goes on between a pitcher and the catcher, the wear and tear on the catcher as they block balls with their body, if they let one get by that could cost a point. The catcher is far more important than the typical person may think!
Ever have the thrill of seeing a double play? Most fans have but how about a triple play? Now that is something to behold!!! I could go on and on but … I already have, so I better stop now. I need to go watch a good game of baseball!!!!