- The moments in and around the game that are bigger than the game itself.
- The speeches to teammates and fans that are larger even than the game itself.
- The moments when sports is used as a platform for bigger social conversations.
- The thrilling moments from your childhood that you never forget.
- The tender moments among teammates.
It’s why we watch. It’s why we play. It’s the stuff that rises up out of sports and settles down into us.
These days, with the baseball season – and life as we know it – suspended, the heart of sports has relocated to our homes and backyards.
This week, we bring you some backyard family action from veteran Braves first baseman and veteran of our Heart of Sports column, Freddie Freeman:
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— Chelsea Freeman (@chelseafree5) March 22, 2020
Every moment of this video is joyful:
- The absolute crushing of the ball – going going GONE. (To be fair, it was a Fat Bat…But still!)
- The look on the young hurlers face upon giving up the bomb.
- Father and son dropping all and running off – Sandlot style – to retrieve the ball together.
We can’t go to the ballpark and watch a MLB game right now. But we still have our backyards, and we still have our families. So we still have baseball.
Come together in communities online and with the people you are sheltering with.
Watch highlights of the games and special moments together.
And stay both safe and connected.
Photo Credit: Twitter/@ChelseaFreeman (Screen Capture)