Sandlot Hero

5 04 2009

Opening day for Major League Baseball is this weekend.  This post is not about that.  It’s about sandlot baseball, whose opening day isn’t until the last day of school.

A few years ago ESPN counted down the top 25 sports commercials of all time, and I’ll never understand how this one wasn’t even on the list:

An egregious oversight.  I identify a lot with that kid.  I loved playing baseball with the neighborhood kids, even though I was terrible at it.  When you’re the youngest they send you to deep right field like this:  “Keep going… keep going…. farther…” and after you cross the street they’ll say “Perfect!  Stay right there and don’t let anything past you!”   

Only four months left until the Little League World Series.

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3 responses

6 04 2009
Dawn

Yes, but to our credit, Mark, you were usually standing in the Bowser’s yard or the Helms’ yard. We could have picked the river side of the park to send you deep to. 🙂

6 04 2009
mark - in my own defense

Nah, then I wouldn’t have been able to chase foul balls from under the parked cars.

6 04 2009
Dawn

You’re right. You were really good at that!

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