Take Me Out to the Ball Game

baseballAs my profile states, I am a Cleveland Indians fan. Inhabitants of Northeast Ohio understand what that means. You see, we have witnessed a lot of exciting baseball in our town, and we have come REALLY close to winning it ALL. But it’s been 70 years since we’ve won a World Series. My 88-year-old mother wears a shirt that reads “I want to party like it’s 1948!” because she was there the last time it happened.

Thanks to my husband for turning me into an avid fan and instilling his love of “all things baseball” in our daughters. We have fond memories of days and nights spent at “The Jake” in the 90s cheering our team to victory. He taught us pitching and base running strategies and the “unwritten rules of baseball. Our girls know how to read a box score, and still find the media guide a fascinating read. Although they have both moved out of town, they are still diehard Indians fans!

The long, hot days of summer create an opportunity to engage young fans and cultivate new ones. See how easily baseball connects to math, history, language arts, and science.


If you find yourself running out of summer for all this fun, no worries. Come back in the fall. We hope to still be playing baseball this October in Cleveland…

Post Author: Pat K

Pat K. is a retired elementary teacher who has found a new career as a writer for Simple Solutions. She holds a Masters Degree and National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist. She enjoys the Cleveland Indians, Ohio State Buckeyes, golf, and learning new things, (which is why she loves working at Simple Solutions)!