Siberian Baseball

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Highights from the State Fair

It's been a bit of a media blackout here this weekend, as I've taken a few days off from work to travel, hang out with my dad and head to the Minnesota State Fair this weekend.

My favorite sports-related highlight of the weekend - aside from a Red Sox no-hitter yesterday - was walking by the Twins whiffle ball field this afternoon, where kids played on a small field, ran the bases and burned off some sugar-induced energy.

One of the kids, no older than 5 or 6, got plunked with a whiffle ball and started trotting to first.

"Get back there," said the pitcher/guy who kept an eye on all the kids playing. "There's no free bases in whiffle ball."

When the kid started complaining, the pitcher told him to shut up or he'd hit him again.

I'm not sure what was more ridiculous - threatening to bean the kid (with a whiffle ball for crying out loud) in the first place or doing it in front of everyone and some livestock at the fair.



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