Take care of your fields

Saturday, as I walked past our local school ball fields, I observed baseball coaches throwing soft-toss to their players who were hitting into the school fencing. Not only is this bad for the league-supplied balls, but it is extremely damaging to the fences. Most sections of the chain-link were curled at the bottom from the balls hitting them. This also presents a safety issue as a player running after a foul ball could potentially land on that upturned fence, with disastrous consequences. An inexpensive pop-up net can be purchased to eliminate this issue. They are fast and easy to set up and break down, and store in the trunk of a car. It is important that our coaches treat the fields they are using with respect.

Opening Day just around the corner!

And we’re not talking about Major League Baseball, though that too is only 56 days away. Youth baseball leagues everywhere are planning for their first pitches. Youth baseball leagues need help with fundraisers, uniforms, trophies, registration, field maintenance, coaching and much more. It takes dozens of volunteers to run a successful season. Chip in and help out with your local league. You’ll be glad you did!