I know that many people are disappointed that there is no longer a Legion Baseball Team in Worland, Wyoming. I for one would love to see the team get built back up again. I just wish it would get built back up in time for all of my sons to be able to participate. I am not sure that my oldest son, Caleb, will get to play anytime soon though. With that aside, I still love the game of baseball, and I'm glad that my son, Jacob, is playing Babe Ruth and my youngest son, Joshua, is playing Little League. Here is a list of reasons why I love the game:
1) Practicing with my boys in the big side yard when I can.
2) Seeing my boys excited to get to practice with the team and telling me afterwards how well they did with the red clay soil all over them. I'm not sure their mom likes that part.
3) I love traveling with the boys to other towns in Rusty the Bug, especially for night games with lights.
4) I love seeing the boys improve their game throughout the season.
5) Seeing games going into the final innings as "nail-biters" and seeing the boys win!
6) Great defense and offense played by both teams, especially when I see my boys both playing catcher and throwing the runner out at second! Yee haa! I don't always like seeing the Home Run either. To me... it's all about the strategy of scoring!
7) I love sitting in the stands with family and friends... talking about the game and everything else...you know the game is America's Pastime.
8) Baseball games are great excuses to drink pop, eat popcorn, eat hot dogs, and spit sunflower seeds. Usually I feel like my lips are turning inside out after all of the sunflower seeds I eat and spit during a game.
9) I love it when the opposing team has a great player hit a "long ball" and one of our teams' players catches the ball making the other team gasp for air.
10) Home games during the week to relax with, as cheap evening entertainment!
These are just some of the things I love about the game. I just thank God that He allowed someone to invent the game for all of us to enjoy.