It is hard to believe, but we are in the HOME STRETCH of our rec season with PLAYOFFS set to begin in many of our older divisions later next week. Please be on the lookout for communication from your child's coach regarding the bracket schedule, and we appreciate everyone's flexibility with unknown weather issues. Yes, for this Saturday we again have $5 Chick-Fil-A, $1 pretzels and candy, $2 ICE COLD Gatorade, and $1 ICE COLD water by field C as per usual...and we hear the 11U is still selling their final pile of spirit wear...they may even throw in a free bottle of GOLDBOND POWDER with your order this weekend.
****BUT, here comes the ANNUAL ARA PLAYOFF REMINDER: When a 12 inch shiny piece of PLASTIC is on the line, emotions of spectators seem to get heightened - remember, as corny as this sounds, WE ALL ARE WINNERS THIS SEASON because we were ABLE to get the KIDS SAFELY out onto the fields and PLAY this summer...surely it beats Fortnite and Tik-Tok ! So, we encourage everyone to just enjoy the ride, let the kids play, let the coaches coach, let the parents cheer, and let the umpires OFFICIATE regardless of everyone's opinion on the final (blown) call !
As a display of the overall FUN this season should represent...our OLDEST NATIONAL DIVISION will PAUSE their playoffs on Saturday 7/25...and instead have a socially distanced HOME RUN DERBY....so we REALLY encourage parents TO PARK AT YOUR OWN RISK anywhere in the vicinity of field E that morning...we anticipate multiple "bombs bursting in air" that may fly thru the tree line near MR MATLACK'S TOMBSTONE...but he's cool with that since "we hold these truths to be self evident that all 12U deserve to hit dingers...."