Yogi Berra, the famed catcher for the New York Yankees, was once asked what he thought about Little League Baseball. He thought for a second and then replied, “Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.”

As many of you know my whole family (all three daughters and three and a half grandchildren) went to the Braves game after church Sunday afternoon. It was a perfect day. We reached our highest post covid attendance in worship, we made it to the game to see the opening pitch (a pet peeve of mine), and I enjoyed my children and grand children as we watched the Braves win (I am not the Jinx!!!).

I watched Andrew’s excitement as we picked out his new red Braves jersey for his birthday. I enjoyed watching William eat most of the bag of peanuts I had bought for my enjoyment–I did get a few. I held hands with Elsie as we sang “Take me out to the Ballgame,” and listened intently as she explain the game of baseball to me. “The man in one circle throws the ball to the man in the other circle and he hits it with a bat.” That about covers it.

I did have to stand in line for 3 innings to buy food. Even that was ok–the hot dogs were great. They should have been for that price!!

The shear joy of laying aside the cares of the world for a few hours and enjoy. I enjoyed my family, I enjoyed the game, I enjoyed the hot dogs…you get the picture.

Every now and then we need to leave the streets behind and enjoy a good baseball game with our family.

The story doesn’t get any better than this!

This is my story…