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A Special Tip of the Cap to Moms
Aug. 1, 2020
Michael Arisman and his mother Jan
When you look in the stands at a senior softball game, the last thing you expect to see is a mother cheering on her son or daughter.
However, for one SSUSA player, that is exactly the case.
“I have been involved with Scrap Iron Colorado Softball for six years,” says Gregg Pearson. “Over these years, I have met some absolutely wonderful people. At each of these tourneys, I’m fortunate enough to bring my wife with me. But there is one guy that is fortunate enough to be able to bring his mother with him."
"Mike Arisman (67 years young) and his mother Jan, at a very spry and witty 84 years of age, are at all the Scrap Iron Diamond 65 tourneys," continued Pearson. "Almost every Scrap Iron player knows her simply as ‘mom’. Call her mom and get a hug. For those of us who no longer have a mom on earth, it's great to see Mike take care of his the way he does. ‘Mom’ will chat you up with anything baseball, and if you try to get under her skin, she will give you a polite reminder to watch your P's and Q's.”
“I started having my Mom come along with me to games shortly after my Dad passed away in order to give her some kind of activity and get her out of the house,” said Arisman. “She has been able to attend almost every Scrap Iron tournament for the last 10 years or so."
"Thanks to SSUSA and the many teams of the Colorado Scrap Iron Organization, she has certainly found a family of awesome people," continued Arisman. "She really gets into each game, as she posts each inning’s score in her little notebook. Many times we will run into other Scrap Iron teams that are playing at the same fields as us, and it's great to see how excited she gets when she sees the other players. They all know her as ‘Mom’ and they always have a hug for each other! It is truly a blessing to be involved with the Scrap Iron organization and SSUSA. When SSUSA says ‘It's more than just a game!’, you better believe it. It's one big family!”