Till the official 2011 Midget baseball season starts. I am really excited to be able to be out and about for baseball season. Little League baseball has always been a fun activity for our family. Last year I wrote a great post on How To Be A Baseball Mom, and I thought I’d try to write some more helpful tips for baseball Moms.
Spring baseball is one of the most unpredictable seasons out there. The calendar may say that it’s Spring, but someone forgot to remind Mother Nature. One of the best tips that I can pass along to other Moms out there is to bring a heavy weight blanket. Even though you may dress in layers, sometimes the wind is so biting that a heavy blanket is the only thing that will stop it. I have an older quilt that I keep just to use during baseball season. I roll it up like a sleeping bag, and use an old belt to keep it from unraveling, and for easy transport. Once every 2 weeks I take it out of the car, wash it, dry it, and then put it back in the trunk.
The next thing to have is a duffel bag with a fresh pair of jeans, a sweatshirt, long-sleeved shirt and socks. If you get caught in an unexpected rainstorm, having a change of clothing really comes in handy. If the weather report calls for rain, I even toss in an extra pair of sneakers, just in case. If you don’t need to use these items, just leave them in your trunk for the next game. As the season moves on, you can update your items with short-sleeved shirts, shorts, or flip-flops. I also tuck a small change purse filled with $1s and change in the bag for the emergency trip to the snack bar. Early in the season, there is not a lot of change available at the snack bars, and you will be quite the hero at the snack bar.
Lastly, bring along an extra pair of socks and pair of uniform pants for your athlete. You never know when someone ends up soaking wet in a puddle that just appeared out of nowhere. Or the freak slide into the base that rips the seat out of the pants. My husband and I purchased 2 extra pairs of pants from a local sporting goods store. The investment was minimal, and they have also come in handy. And laundry is a little bit easier when you have several pairs of pants and socks available at your fingertips.
I absolutely love being a baseball Mom, and I hope that my experiences will be able to help you as well!