Spring is here and we all know what that means.......BASEBALL season is here! America's favorite pasttime is something that brings people together whether it be at an MLB game or at your son's Little League game. It starts with The National Anthem, the jerseys are the best looking and haven't changed much in all the years, the coaches wear the uniforms as well, and then think about the food.....hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts, nachos, pretzels, sunflower seeds, and cracker jacks. There are walk up songs, The Seventh Inning Stretch, an opening pitch by a famous person or someone being honored, the umpires and manager's arguments, the sound of cleats on concrete, and high socks and stirrups. There is nothing better than witnessing a no hitter, a perfect game, or a grand slam. Baseball has a magical quality and lots of great movies have been made about the sport: "The Natural", "A League of Their Own", "The Sandlot", and my favorite, "Field of Dreams". In one way or another, most people have some connection to this sport.
Semi-pro baseball clubs were formed in the United States in the 1860's, so this sport has been a big part of our country for a long time. Did you know women played baseball in WWII while the men were away fighting? There was fear the sport would die out with no one playing it, so there was a women's league started to keep the sport alive. It must have worked! More people play baseball than any other sport when you factor softball into the equation.
At Educational Outfitters, we can help you outfit your team, provide spirit wear for the fans, or help you with end of season gifts for the players. This baseball season, contact Educational Outfiters at (480) 429-5136 or visit us at 1628 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282. We'd love to help you with all of your baseball apparel needs and get you ready to "Play Ball!"