Articles by Jimmy Chesire :: Page 2

  • What an opening night at t-ball!

    Oh, what a night! Lily Rainey, 9, Kian Rainey, 4, and Veda Rainey, 2, Amy Boblitt and Brian Rainey’s kids, are there when I show up, ready and raring to go.

  • T-ball finale­— Opening our hearts to children

    Kian Rainey, age 3, had a great time at Gaunt Park Friday night. Most of the time he ran around with several baseballs in his hands. Above, Rainey’s successful turn at bat led to a mad scramble towards home plate by at least three decidedly shortstops. (photo by Suzanne Ehalt)

    It was a splendid night. I was in an end-of-season, love-fest state of euphoria.

  • T-ball winds down this Friday

    At the beginning of the evening, Edwin Harrah, 2, is running with us from right field, where we do our warm-up exercises, back onto the diamond. Well, not running exactly. Edwin’s 2. He’s a toddler. And toddlers toddle.

  • T-ball’s festival of love and play

    “I enjoyed your article,” Elijah Yelton, one of the most fantastic four year olds in the whole world, says. “You what?” I ask, stunned, not believing my ears. The boy is only four. “I enjoyed your article,” he repeats, telling me his grandfather, Charlie Bunton, read it to him. “I am sorry we were late,” […]

  • Talk trumps t-ball in the heat

    It’s hot, hot, hot, 100 degrees at t-ball time. And still a couple dozen children and their remarkable parents and grandparents and families show up to play!

  • No tomatoes in baseball

    At 4 p.m. it’s sunny, hot and humid. 98 degrees. Then the skies darken.

  • The continuing delight of t-ball

    The colorful mosaic that is the Perry League continues to startle, astound and delight.

  • Intoxicated by t-ball

    So many wonderful things make up this Perry League. Like Melissa Tinker, who brought her two beautiful, athletic, eager, running, hitting boys, Kian Barker, 5, and Neirin Barker, 2.

  • Cold weather, warm hearts: t-ball begins

    It was cold. Very cold. And two minutes after I got there, it started to rain. A misty, drizzly, coat-you-completely, icy rain.

  • A true horoscope for t-ball

    Oriah Foley was one of many enthusiastic t-ball players last Friday, June 11, at Gaunt Park. T-ball meets there each Friday evening from 6:30–8 p.m. and is open to all 2 to 9 year olds and their parents. (Photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    My horoscope says, “You’ll expend more than the usual amount of effort chasing after others, trying to get them to take care of themselves and be safe, aware and smart.” I’m thinking t-ball. Perry League. It’s that time again.

  • T-ball love, Yellow Springs style

    Eve Diamond handed off a ball to Mia Campbell to toss back during the Perry League t-ball’s final game of the season last Friday, Aug. 5, at Gaunt Park. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Someone put a hundred dollar bill in our donation jar Friday night. A hundred dollars! It stuns and gratifies us.

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