Articles by Jimmy Chesire

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  • Amazing moms and dads of T-ball

    Erasmus “Raz” Thornton, Lidija Lackovich-Van Gorp, Maddy McGuire and Darija Lackovich-Van Gorp took part in some T-ball shenanigans on a recent Friday evening. Perry League T-ball ended last Friday night with an annual potluck, during which trophies were given to all participants. (photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    It says in our “Guide to Yellow Springs” entry that the Perry League is a self-supporting, all-volunteer beginners’ baseball program for all our community’s children regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ability or disability, sexual, spiritual or religious orientation. Self-supporting? We spent $1,800 this summer on T-shirts, baseball caps, a dozen new soft dot […]

  • T-ball’s sweet, goofy monster

    Mateen Sajabi led an enthusiastic group of T-ball players out on the field at a recent game. The season winds up this Friday, 6:30 p.m., with a potluck and trophy give-away. (photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    Sophia Purdin, 3, has a flower tattoo painted on her face. She walks right up to me, her eyes shining, lifting her hands so they are as high as her ears.

  • Learning to fly with T-ball

    Lidija Lackovich-Van Gorp shared a moment with Coach Jimmy Chesire at last Friday night’s T-ball game, while Erasmus Thornton patiently waited his turn at bat. Perry League t-ball takes place this Friday at Gaunt Park at 6:30 and winds up the summer next Friday, Aug. 8, with the annual potluck and trophy give-away. (Photo by suzanne Szmepruch)

    Darija Lackovich-Van Gorp, 4, is delighted with her brand new Perry League T–shirt. She tells me how wonderful it is as she stands at the tee not swinging her bat.

  • T-ball’s no joke, but fun abounds

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    We’re doing knock-knock jokes. I don’t know who started this. We were doing our exercises. We were about to get on our hands and knees and crawl around two other people when someone said, “Knock, knock.”

  • Me the Bridge and the T-ball gang

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    One of the exercises we do as part of our warm-up is to get on our hands and knees in the thick, three-inch long, green, green grass of the right field — “I know,” Tommy Moore, 6, says when we finish touching our noses to our toes, anticipating what comes next. Even before I say […]

  • Eye-popping joy at T-ball

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    The children’s capacity for joy is remarkable. Mind-boggling. Like Sophia Purdin, 4, cousin of one of my all-time favorite T-ball alums, Scotty Purdin.

  • T-ball is full of kindness, surprises

    Coach Jimmy Chesire led his enthusiastic young t-ball squad in warm-ups at the opening game of the Perry League season. (photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    We’re rolling our arms, warming up, but two of our animated, creative and delightful players, Rowan Brown, 5, and Kian Rainey, 5, are doing their own variation of this exercise.

  • T-ball, a place for healing

    At last Friday’s opening t-ball game, a knot of kids scrambled for the ball in the infield of the younger kids’ diamond. (photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    A mob of us are doing our warm-up exercises in right field -— 65 to 70 children, 40 to 45 adults.

  • Jimmy’s back, so is t-ball

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    Spring is here, summer is right around the corner, and that means it’s time once again for the Perry League, Yellow Springs’ all volunteer, 10-week t-ball program for girls and boys, 2–9 years of age.

  • Another Perry League lovefest

    We got access to the Village’s riding law mower. And, now get this — this is the kind of phenomenal and fantastic thing that happens at t-ball all the time — after spending several hours getting that old relic of a mower to work, Matt spent a couple more hours grating that cement-like ball diamond.

  • Kindness and capers at t-ball

    “Okay, everyone on your hands and knees!” I say. “I know what we’re going to do!” Caroline Tucker sings out enthusiastically. “What?” I ask. “Everyone crawl around two other human beings!” Caroline says.

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