Columnist George Will remarked, “We are a nation composed largely of failed baseball players.” Be that as it may, baseball still has a very special place in many of our hearts. Nearly all of us played growing up, and the triumphs and tragedies of our Little League experience live with us to this day.
Baseball is also a great catalyst for family closeness, as this classic clip from Field of Dreams shows when Ray gets to have a game of catch with his “deceased” father. But why wait until you can build a supernatural ballpark in the middle of Iowa in order for baseball to help you further connect with your children? We have put together 10 ways to enjoy the MLB playoffs as family. Below are the first two. And be sure to play plenty of catch with your kids in your backyard.
1. Throw a Party
Whether it’s a small get together with just family and friends, or a massive blowout the neighbors will not soon forget, a family-friendly house party is a great experience for your children. Lasting memories are always created.
2. Teach the Game
It is likely that not everyone in the family is well-schooled in the intricacies of Major League baseball. “Dad, what in the world is a bunt?” “I thought hit and run was a crime?” Baseball 101 is in order before the first pitch. No need to make it complicated, but the game is much more fun with a basic understanding.
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Huddle up with your children tonight and tell them: “One of my favorite baseball memories growing up was ____.”