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From the Dugout: Enjoy the Game
Aug. 1, 2020
By Terry Hennessy
This season has been historically uncertain and led to a strong sense of loss of normal life for many of us.
It takes a toll … until we step on the field.
When I played in the recent Western Nationals, the empty ballfields came to life as we smelled the grass, joked with teammates and listened to the beloved sound of the bat hitting the ball. It’s not just the game; it’s the atmosphere of serious, but friendly, competition and comradery of our teammates and our opponents.
This year, most leagues and many tournaments have been cancelled.
But when we do get to play, it is pure joy – we realize just how lucky we are to be able to play a sport that draws us together in a way that goes beyond the game itself. It’s the people that gives us purpose; the friends we make and the memories we create together.
While we cannot get back the lost games this season, we can fully enjoy those games we are able yet to play.
I look forward to seeing you on the field.
Terry Hennessy is chief executive officer of Senior Softball USA and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.