Sunday, March 30, 2008

Voices of Miller and Morgan

Ahhh, it has begun! With ESPN's broadcast of the MLB season opener tonight, and the familiar and comforting voices of Jon Miller and Joe Morgan coming from our TV, I know the sweetest time is upon us.

Never mind that we have had some hail and snow all week, Spring Break no less. Our son attended a two-day baseball camp held at the high school, with most of it indoors. This is baseball in Oregon. And next week begins our local Little League season!

ESPN broadcasted tonight from the new Washington Nationals' ballpark, and it looked spiffy, especially with our new HDTV we splurged on over Christmas :)

Speaking of new ballparks, I wanted to pass on info about the 2008 Diamonds in the Rough contest. The Diamonds in the Rough youth baseball program wants to make sure their baseball fields are in all-star shape too! Former MLB great Tino Martinez, along with Briggs & Stratton, is asking kids ages 7-14 to share how playing baseball or softball has helped them overcome challenges on and off the baseball field.

While I am painfully late in posting about this contest, I still wanted to pass on the website because I just think this is a great promotion. The lack of serviceable ballfields for youngsters is a major problem in many areas. We have also seen a significant increase in the use and cost of fields in the Portland area, and wonder if you are experiencing this where you play?

Good luck to all the teams next week, in new ballparks or treasured, worn-in fields. I honestly believe the memories made in that dirt will last a lifetime!


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