To celebrate my father’s 70th birthday, I decided to take him to an Arizona Diamondbacks game. Regular readers of this blog may wonder whether this was really a birthday gift or did I just forget to go shopping and decided to pick up a few extra tickets to the game while I was there. As strange as it sounds I actually planned this gift.

When I was growing up my father like many others throughout this country gave up his time to coach Little League baseball. It was not just to spend more time with his son. At the time of tryouts a league official explained the severe lack of coaches they had and how they would have to contract the league leaving a lot of boys out of baseball.

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