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Youth Baseball

On Being Cold, Tired, and Hungry... And a Jerk!

Carrie Kenny | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Carrie Kenny

"Tournament." Where you can make major parenting mistakes, learn a lot about yourself, and get an opportunity for a real life lesson.

Bottom of the Ninth for 'The Right Way'

Richard French | Posted 11.22.2014 | Sports
Richard French

I've never met Derek Jeter but having watched his entire career I'm willing to bet that if asked how he feels about being a role model to so many fans, he would say he was just doing his job the best way he knew how.

With Youth Baseball Participation Declining, Pitch In for Baseball Seeks to Give Kids the Tools Necessary to Play

Alicia Jessop | Posted 10.25.2014 | Sports
Alicia Jessop

With the costs of baseball soaring and participation in America's pastime declining, one man has set out to give children around the world an opportunity to enjoy baseball by providing them with free baseball equipment.

Still Think Kids Can't Handle Keeping Score?

Sarah Smiley | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

The umpire swept home plate. An announcer tested the PA system. A parent propped open the concession stand door. And the tiny round lights of the scoreboard flickered on. When the boys ran to the dugout, more than a few screamed in excitement, "They're going to keep score tonight!"

The Last Inning

Lanny Davis | Posted 09.01.2012 | Sports
Lanny Davis

There was magic on a baseball field late on Sunday afternoon, May 20, 2012, in Potomac, Md.

Youth Baseball Costs Aren't Playing Around

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.25.2012 | Money

Fran Dicari, father of three, spent $11,704 on his brood's athletic endeavors in 2011. Dicari's shopping list would dent a lot of family budgets: N...

Chevrolet To Fix Up Local Youth Baseball Field After Striking Out At Tiger Stadium

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.21.2011 | Detroit

Chevrolet plans to spruce up a group of youth baseball fields near the border of Detroit and Hamtramck. The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC)...

Iron Man in Japan: A Special and Memorable Trip

Cal Ripken, Jr. | Posted 01.16.2012 | Sports
Cal Ripken, Jr.

The Japanese people are very special. The strength and honor that they have demonstrated as they work through the tragedy of March 11 is remarkable. They are a very friendly people who love their baseball just like us.

Iron Man in Japan: Back on the Field for Day 1

Cal Ripken, Jr. | Posted 01.10.2012 | Sports
Cal Ripken, Jr.

We just wrapped up a busy first day in Japan. Following the press conference we headed out to work with kids on a couple of clinics.

Suburban Youth Baseball Association Helps Chicago Team After Theft

Oak Forest, IL Patch | Ross Jacobson Email the Author | Posted 10.08.2011 | Chicago

Mike Staunton had seen the impact Oak Forest Baseball Association (OFBA) could make on young kids. His two sons--ages 12 and 10--had both been playing...

Parent Fight Breaks Out At Youth Baseball Game

AP | Posted 09.10.2011 | Denver

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Police charged three parents – including the town prosecutor – with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct afte...

Sex Offender Was Coaching Youth Baseball Team In Batavia

Daily Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A registered child sex offender was arrested in Batavia Saturday on charges of being in a public park, when he was not allowed. The charges stem from...