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The art of playing catch

September 4, 2013 - Pam Rodgers

It’s no secret that I love the game of softball. It was my favorite sport to play growing up, and I continue to play it now.

Being able to play slow-pitch softball is a great joy. It’s not the same as fast-pitch but I am thankful just to still have the opportunity to walk between those chalked lines. But even with the summer over, I like to remain active in the sport by playing catch with my dad.

Playing catch with Dad has been a great bonding experience. It is great to still enjoy the activity with the man who taught me how to throw a ball. It’s therapeutic for the both of us. It helps my arm remain in shape for when softball season rolls around, and it helps him strengthen his rotator cuff, which has seen more than its share of abuse after 50 plus years of coaching and playing the game.

Playing catch is really something most people should enjoy, whether it’s a softball, baseball, football or any other ball you want to toss around. It’s not a hard thing to do, and best of all, it gets you outside to spend time with people you want to be around.

With the weather so nice, it’s a great opportunity break out the ballgloves and go have a catch. I'll see you on the field!



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