15 July 2009

Lazy Days of Summer #4


Baseball is an American institution!

And, I am not talking about pro baseball, either, even though I do love my Cardinals. I think adding the word "pro" takes the fun out of the game. I am talking about street games or American Legion ball or Babe Ruth baseball. Girls softball or even Parks and Rec teams. Bob and I played on a couple softball team all through our 30s. We loved being with our friends. When we left Columbia to move to Jefferson City, this is one of the things that we gave up. Our team was called Bored of Ed. Darling, isn't it.

How does baseball fit into your summer? Do you play pick up games or go to pro games or have a son or daughter who play? Tell us about your baseball teams here! Ashley played softball for three summers and had a fabulous coach. She eventually decided that skating was more her style and we would travel to St. Louis to find an open ice skating rink in the summer. Amazing what we will do to nuture a dream, isn't it!


  1. Tomorrow night, Reilly is playing shortstop and pitching in her little league all star game. Griffin just completed his season, and "thank God".... it was just painful to watch;)
    No, I really love spending my summer nights at the ball field and taking in at least one professional game during the summer. We're heading to St. Louis in August to watch the Cardinals take on the Nationals.

  2. Well, dear Terri, it doesn't figure in our summer at all....yikes! Ron is a golfer and tennis player and I love football. I'm just no help at all. Ha.


  3. I have grandsons who play softball and soccer and granddaughters who play tennis and soccer. I'm not into any sports other than soccer. Now my husband...he's into e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g!


  4. Hi Terri, My niece played ball and was very good - we always enjoyed her games and the good times shared with family. I loved the name of your team - cute!

  5. I love baseball and softball. Love it. I'd go watch anything from t-ball to pro-ball. My two youngest boys and my daughter all played ball for years. We used to spend 3 and 4 nights a week at the ballpark when the kids were younger. I miss that, I really do. Randey and I and our youngest went to watch a ball game for the 4th of July, as a matter of fact. It was fantastic. :)


  6. Oh we lived for baseball growing up! Wouldn't be summer without it! Now I get to play it with my son (and he's already asking to join a team!)

    Even more fun than MLB are the minor league games - cheaper prices, just as much action, closer seats, and more passionate fans!

  7. Thanks for all that nurturing!

  8. I live and breathe baseball...just adore it!


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