Letter to the Editor: Play Ball!

Letter to the Editor: Play Ball!

To the Editor:

Baseball continues to be one of America’s favorite sports, and games are everywhere in the D.C. area, with the Nationals being a favorite. To bring the wooden-bat flavor up close and personal, come see the Alexandria Aces play during June and July at the Frank E. Mann Memorial Field at Four Mile Run Park.

The Alexandria Aces, operated by the non-profit Capitol Baseball, Inc., are members of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. (Note: Cal was at one of the Aces’ games last season.)

With low bleachers and no nosebleed section, the players are so near that you can almost reach out and touch these aspiring college kids playing the Major League way. In fact, Majors’ scouts frequent these games and recruit based on the talent they find.

To make this even more appealing for families, tickets prices are low ($3 children; $5 adults), there’s fun baseball food on hand, children, who are often seen throwing balls behind the stand, can safely watch baseball, and for dad or mom, there’s plenty of free parking.

These games are Americana at its best: family fun, NCAA good-sport conduct, watching talented kids play their hearts out. And it’s right here in our backyard, so don’t miss out. Come join us; check out the schedule on their website (www.alexandriaaces.org) and help us cheer our Aces to a winning season this summer. See you at the ballpark!

Linda Couture