Why I Love Baseball

  I can remember back to my earliest days of life hearing my dad’s AM transistor radio broadcasting out the sounds of the Cleveland Indians announcer. That radio played the games almost every summer day or night for my whole childhood. Whether we were at the lake in my dad’s blow-up …

Bleacher Etiquette

So you’re sitting in the bleachers enjoying your kid’s baseball or softball game. We all want to be a positive influence in our children’s lives, and how we behave at their games can be a determining factor in that. None of us wants to be that crazy parent, the one who yells …

Little League or Pony Baseball?

I’ve heard quite a few parents asking around whether it’s better for their kids to play Little League baseball or Pony baseball. Some people don’t even know there’s a difference or that Pony baseball even exists. There is plenty of information online regarding the factual differences such as age requirements …

Ways to Keep Busy at Baseball Practice and Games

If you’re a busy baseball or softball parent, practices and games probably take up a lot of your time between driving and waiting. Obviously, when you’re at the games you want to watch your player do his or her thing, but there’s so much time at pre-game warm ups, coach …

Tips for Out of Town Tournaments

Planning ahead for a baseball or softball tournament If you’re new to the travel ball parent thing, you might not know what you’ll need to plan for a baseball tournament. Most travel ball teams will do tournaments away from their general area and there are a few things you can do to make your life …

Building a Home Batting Cage

If you love baseball and softball, how cool would it be to have your own baseball batting cage?   Obviously, you need to have the space for it, but if you have a large yard with some flat space, building a home batting cage is totally possible. Below I have …

What if I Don’t Like Baseball?

So you don’t like baseball. Wait…what??? I don’t understand. How could you not like baseball? Baseball is awesome! Okay, I know there are some people who just really don’t like baseball. Some would even say they hate it. They think it’s boring and goes on and on for too long. All …

Easy Meals for Busy Moms and Dads

Quick easy meals for busy moms or families with hectic lifestyles are crucial when we have kids with full schedules. Fast crockpot meals or meals that take little time to put together can make your life so much easier, especially when you are on the run all day. Some of these are recipes …

A Typical Tournament Day

A tournament is just another day in the life of a baseball parent. You know you’re usually going to be in for at least two or three games and chances are they will start at the crack of dawn. Make sure you have your coffee because you’re about to have …

When and How to Talk to a Coach

Coaches are people, too First off, we have to remember that a coach is a human being. As much as some of them don’t seem like it, they are, and all humans should be treated with respect. Many coaches are just dads, moms, or other people who have no formal …