More than any other professional sport in the United States, shutterstock_71439202baseball is entwined with the culture and history of this wonderful country. Nowhere is this more evident than in the celebrations occuring at ballparks across America today and tomorrow. 

Fans of all ages – together with families and friends – will gather togetherimage to see a ballgame played on a diamond and green grass. Minor League Ballparks imagewill offer discounted ticket prices and 25 cent hot dogs. Cotton candy will be sold out by the fifth inning. Young fans of tomorrow will hear that unmistakable crack of the bat for the first time as the ball meets solid wood. 

Dad will tell stories (his wife has heard countless times imagebefore) to his children about when he could play the game too. He’ll point out some of the intricacies of the game to his family too….hoping that they might come to appreciate the game he has come to treasure and love.

And he’ll shamelessly sing off key during seventh inning stretch and Take Me Out To The Ballgame with promises to the kids that the game is almost over and the fireworks display is almost ready to begin. And he’ll remind them to put their gloves back on cause you never know when a foul ball could be hit our way……

image  And the fans will rise and cheer when that player who looks like he has been chiseled from stone and blessed with a myriad of talent strides to the plate for the final time in the game. Will he strike out or hit one of those heat seeking missiles into the stands to win the game……….

It really doesn’t matter because it’s baseball played on the 4th Of July in the United States of America. 

3 responses to “BASEBALL AND THE 4th OF JULY

  1. Probably my 2nd most favorite holiday. Loved your post – finally getting around to perusing my favorite blogs and yours is fast becoming one of them. Keep up the good work!

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