Cooperstown Dreams Park Review

We just returned from a week in Cooperstown, New York.  Upcoming posts will cover different aspects of that trip to the baseball mecca, but this one follows the standard park review format. Our oldest son and his travel ball team spent the week playing and living at Cooperstown Dreams Park.  The park was started in... Continue Reading →

Butner Athletic Park Review

Last weekend, the first day of our tournament was held at Butner Athletic Park, one of the newer ball parks in the Durham/Oxford area. The complex offers baseball, softball and soccer fields - the 3 ball fields and 1 soccer field.  In the center of the complex, you will find a concession stand, a room... Continue Reading →

What is the Infield Fly Rule?

My cousin asked for this explanation, and truth be told, this post has taken awhile to write. After asking coach dad, #12, #28, and the internet, and then reading about this Japanese baseball game that ended in a walk off home run, I've learned that it's a rule that can create confusion on the field and... Continue Reading →

Granville Athletic Park Review

Many weekends of our travel ball schedule include at least one day at Granville Athletic Park. The Granville Athletic Park (GAP) is located on the Jonesland Environmental Preserve.  The Preserve land was originally planned to be used as a hazard waste incinerator , but after public concern was raised, an athletic park was built on... Continue Reading →

What is Defensive Indifference?

This past weekend, I couldn't make it to the Saturday games so I monitored the game progress on Game Changer.  Many teams use Game Changer to score the games, both to allow fans like me to "watch" the game remotely and also to store team statistics. After stepping away from my phone for a few... Continue Reading →

What is a Ground Rule Double?

It's Terminology Tuesday, which means it's time for some baseball education.  I'm a novice in baseball, despite how many games I've attended, and I'm betting some of you are too. Thanks to all you moms and dads who have endured my questions over the years, and now it's time to share with others who may... Continue Reading →

The Factory in Wake Forest Review

This weekend, our baseball destination is the Factory in Wake Forest. Our oldest son is playing in a Top Gun tournament at that ballpark. A former manufacturing plant that was transformed in 2003, the Factory is an "eat-shop-play" complex in Wake Forest that was purchased by another group in 2015.  This purchase is good news... Continue Reading →

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