Thursday, May 08, 2008

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

One of the best things about Blogging is getting to read stories that I would never run across in the Post, the New Yorker, or the other sundry things I read. This week’s favorites both look at variations on our national pastime.

Throwing Hammers talks about his experience as the coach of a tee-ball team of 5 and 6 year-olds. Sometimes they just need a hug.

Ruth D tells the story of an athlete who makes a very unconventional home run (the second time around).

These two accounts are like chicken soup for the soul. Read them and smile!


Anonymous lr said...

Oh my gosh, Barbara, these blogs were terrific. I laughed so hard I cried all the way through Hammer's and simply cried all the way through - oh dear I don't remember her name. They are heartening and uplifting stories beautifully written. Thanks for sharing!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

LR -- Both of these people are excellent writers. I'm never disappointed when I visit their Blogs!

10:55 AM  
Blogger Hammer said...

Thanks for the nod - this bunch is definitely one of the more memorable ones I've had in my coaching tenure.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Hammer -- Good parenting practice. You can pull them down off the fence, hone their batting skills, give them a hug, and then hand them back to their parents. A sweet deal!

1:37 PM  
Blogger Semi said...

NICE Blog :)

12:38 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

I sometimes think that if it wasn't for blogs I would have no idea what was going on in the world.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Semi -- FYI: I don't respond to comments like Nice Blog from strangers. You should come up with something a little more original if you want me to read your Blog!

Gary -- I would definitely not be reading about baseball anywhere other than on Blogger. Is that un-American?

11:24 AM  

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