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Articles by Jimmy Chesire

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  • Slipping and sliding at T-ball

    Rain and mud couldn’t put a stop to Perry League last Friday, July 29. Seven kids and six adults showed up for a rousing, muddy and wet t-ball time. Shown above are, left, Morgan Gama-Lobo, Marina Gama-Lobo (rear) and Lucy Shows-Fife. (Photo by Lauren Shows)

    It was raining steadily, heavily, when I got to Gaunt Park at 6:20 p.m. The park was empty. Just me and the steady rain. Then around 6:30 p.m., two cars pulled into the parking lot.

  • The mysterious ways of T-ball

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    Julia Camard, 2, came to the tee and picked up the ball, taking it off the tee, and reached for the one I held in my right hand. “Okay,” I said, and switched balls with her.

  • Birthday madness at T-ball

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    What is truly remarkable about this T-ball program? It is the kids themselves.

  • International night at t-ball

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    They’re considerate, these T-ball kids. Cruz Drew, 6, took me aside around 7:30 p.m. to explain to me he was sorry.

  • Love! Love! Love! at T-ball

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    It was another wonderful night at T-ball.

  • T-ball’s constantly moving maelstrom

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    We had so many kids show up for T-ball last Friday that I asked a mom-and-grandmom sitting on the bench with the kids to count.

  • T-ball’s rascals, scamps and scalliwags

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    Spring is here and the distinctive sounds of kids, teens and young adults playing ball at Gaunt Park — the cracks of bats connecting with hard balls and soft balls, the shouts of joy, the roars of approval, the moans of dismay as another runner crosses the plate — fill the air.

  • High-five hellos at T-ball

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    There is joy. Infectious. Mysterious. Wondrous. Astonishing. Impossible to miss.

  • The little and big miracles of T-ball

    The Perry League T-ball gang has two weeks left of play this summer — this Friday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 7, the annual grande finale event, both at Gaunt Park. Shown here at a recent game are Coach Jimmy and Corbin Hyatt. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    They’re all little miracles. Sometimes big miracles.

  • This T-ball diamond sparkles

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    Tommy Moore, 7, is a home run king. When he comes to the plate he requests that we raise the tee as high as it will go.

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