Posts Tagged ‘baseball’
Why hello there! I, the one and only Brett Singer, wrote a story for Clark Magazine, published by Clark University (‘natch).
The topic? Youth sports, specifically baseball, because that’s what I played as a kid and later coached my own child’s team. There were some big differences between then and now, which is what I talk about. The article is posted below.
You can also read the full issue online here. (Look for Clark Magazine, Fall 2015.)
The article I wrote was a full-page sidebar to a story written by Jeremy Shulkin about the reality show “Friday Night Tykes“, produced by Matt Maranz. And special thanks to James Keogh of Clark Magazine for the opportunity. (I like to give everyone credit.)
You can read more of my writing at brettsinger.org, see a nifty portfolio at Contently, or follow me on Twitter, which you should be doing anyway because I’m hilarious and extremely insightful. Also humble.
Bonus: here’s a wicked old photo of Clark University, back when it was called Clark College. Gotta love Wikipedia.
Act fast or you’ll miss this great Amazon Lightning Deal on the Goalrilla Spring Trainer, a device that could help your child be a better baseball player.
Jeff says: Buy this now!
Basically the Goalrilla Spring Trainer looks like a way for your kid to practice batting without a pitcher. Which is handy. (I misread this item as Gorilla Spring Trainer, which is funnier. Maybe it’s a gorilla that pitches to your kid. That too would be handy, although messier since you’d have to feed the gorilla and clean up it’s poop.)
The regular price is $286.13, as of this writing Amazon is selling it for $149.99. That’s over 50% off. (63% to be precise. And no, I did not do the math. Amazon did it for me. Thanks Jeff!)
If you want it, here it is, come and get it. It’s a Lightning Deal, and those actually do expire quickly.
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Game Six. Go Sox. Me and my son – 1st WS game together. pic.twitter.com/3nQ2zyM78h
— Denis Leary (@denisleary) October 30, 2013
No matter who you’re rooting for, even if you don’t care about the World Series and/or baseball in general, this is something that almost any father can relate to. I know I have memories of going to special events with my kids, some of them sports related. This tweet definitely resonated with me.
For a lifelong Red Sox fan like Mr. Leary, this is a long time coming. Even though the Sawx reversed the curse in 2004, they haven’t won the World Series at home since 1918. (Read more about this at MassLive.com if you want.) If the Red Sox win tonight, the fans at Fenway Park are going to go nuts. Leary being able to share that with his son is a cool thing.
Check out this video of a 6 year old making an unassisted triple play. That’s right. TRIPLE play. With no help at all. Except for a couple of confused kids.
I once made an unassisted double play when I was around 10 years old. My mom still talks about it.
Note to Red Sox fans: you can’t call the Yankees The Evil Empire now that you’ve won 2 World Series in four years. Get over it.
Can the Yankees sign this kid? Now? Perhaps to take Chien-Ming Wang‘s place?
You gotta make that catch, Johnny. You just do. Especially since that play tied the game.
I bet the Red Sox are reallllly sad you left.