Articles by Jimmy Chesire :: Page 4
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.
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.
There is joy. Infectious. Mysterious. Wondrous. Astonishing. Impossible to miss.
They’re all little miracles. Sometimes big miracles.
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.
Our Perry League t-ball program is for all children ages 2–9 regardless of race, color or creed, sexual orientation, ethnicity, spiritual inclination, ability or disability. We’re at Gaunt Park every Friday night from 6:30–8 p.m.
Perry League t-ball is at Gaunt Park every Friday night from 6:30–8 p.m. Children can begin to play at any time and there’s no requirement to play every week. Come when you like, come when you can.
And that’s our Perry League, Yellow Springs’s T-ball program for all the community’s children ages 2–9 regardless of race, color, or creed, sexual orientation, ethnicity, spiritual inclination, ability or disability.
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 […]
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.