Wednesday, September 03, 2008

You guys got any balls?

Baseballs are hard to come by in Ireland. Even in the Irish baseball league, believe it or not. The last two games the Dublin Hurricanes have played the home teams have supplied a total of eight baseballs for the two games (it's up to the home team to provide balls in Irish league play).

After a little bit of rain and wet turf, after a few dozen foul balls, grounders and what not, the balls end up looking like this.

Wet, heavy baseballs are zero fun to throw. They are possibly even less fun to hit. Basically they are no fun at all.

Maybe you are a high school coach in Arizona. Maybe you are a college assistant coach in Idaho reading this. Maybe you are connected to a Major League club. Either way, if you have balls, we in Irish baseball need them. Game used would be fine. Anything at all that is still basically functional, because, right now, Irish baseball has no balls. Send us anything you got!

A beautiful baseball

That's what I said. Irish baseball has no balls.


1 comment:

emmet said...

I'll be in San Fran next week. Might be able to buy a few for ye. Not many but some, let me know how many you would need for it to be useful.

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