I grew up playing baseball as a kid. Civitan league, Dixie Youth, just about any place I could find to play baseball, I played. Now, as an old fart, and especially as a high-school cop I spend a lot of time at the ball park. Last night I watched a great game. Bolton hosted Marksville and the game went an extra inning. Tied at three runs for several innings, we went to the eighth inning. Marksville batted first, as the visitors do and couldn't get anything going. Then, Bolton got to bat, loaded the bases with singles, then a strong hit to left-center field brought in the winning run.
It was a little cool last night at the ball park, with temps in the 40s. The ladies were wrapped up with blankets. But, everyone had a great time, watched some good baseball, and hot dogs were only a dollar. When's the last time you saw a $1.00 hot dog at a ball park? That's a screaming deal.
If you live near a high school, go find their baseball schedule and support your local baseball team. It's a great way to spend an afternoon and the team could use the money you'll spend on admission and concessions. Generally, at a high school, you can get an afternoon of baseball for under $10.00, you'll support local kids, and the memories will be so close and so thick, you'll brush them from your face like flies.
I never regret the time I spend at a ball park.