On May 15, 2016, Mary Ann and I went to a minor league baseball game with the family. We went with all the children, their spouses, and the grandkids. We saw the Frederick Keys play the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. It was quite an experience. Besides sitting back and enjoying the game, drinking a beer and having peanuts, it was fun to see how the grandkids would like the experience. The oldest, Grace, surprised me by wanting to write the box score. I taught her as we talked about what was happening and marked what each batter did. The next youngest, George, was mainly interested in breaking open the peanuts for his dad. The youngest, Annie, just played around. For the grandkids, the best part of the game was the post game helicopter candy drop. Grace and George rushed the field with a hundred other kids to pick up candy. With all the distractions that the minor league games employ to make it fun, they all now like baseball and want to go again.
[Note: The Frederick Keys team is in the Carolina league, single A (“A Advanced”) and is the farm club for the Baltimore Orioles. The level of skill is not as high as the AAA or AA teams.]