Local Event Sports Association

Backstop: A Baseball Love Story In Nine Innings Now Available!

By J. Conrad Guest On January - 1 - 2010
I’ve always loved the game of baseball. What’s not to love? A simple game─hit a round ball squarely with a round bat─with simple rules: reach base, move the runner along, and score more runs than your opponent.

My dad took me to my first ballgame, a Tigers/Angels night game at old Tiger Stadium, a game which the home team won. I was but seven years old. The Corktown district in Detroit, in the early 1960s, had not yet fully deteriorated, and the 1968 race riots were still a few years away. Al Kaline was my childhood idol, and I dreamed of playing major league baseball, of roaming the outfield the way Kaline did, of hitting for average, for power, and of winning a World Series.

Unfortunately, my parents had other ideas. I’m sure they meant well, to protect me from disappointment, by steering me toward a more attainable career. Pete Rose was still more than a decade away from signing a three million dollar deal with the Phillies
Read Complete Article at
Bleacher Report - Sports & Society
Article is property of BleacherReport.com

Leave a Reply


About LESA

There is something about me..


10th Artistic Gymnastics World CupFernando Alonso admits McLaren might struggle to finish Australian GP after qualifying woeDaniel Ricciardo opens on Australian GP qualifying CRASH: Red Bull will start down gridGalft! - Girls & Football - Android & iOS apps - Free