Passion For Baseball

Written by Aron Wallad

For The Love ofrepparttar Game   What is something you are passionate about? Passion is contagious and feeds off this positive energy. Have you ever seen two people who truly loverepparttar 137825 game of baseball talk about baseball?

I had a friend’s wife tell me once that we can remember every play in a game we watched or played in but why is it that we can not remember a simple grocery list that is given to us. Some of us can recite stats for their teams 50 years ago. We can tell who played in what World Series and whorepparttar 137826 winning pitcher was and who hitrepparttar 137827 game winning homerun, off of whom and what pitch. Why is that?

A lot of my childhood memories are tied to baseball. I remember spending hours hitting a rock in front of my house pretending to be my idol Rod Carew. I used to mimic his stance and his loose wrists. I wanted to be just like him. I made myself into a switch hitter because of him. As I grew olderrepparttar 137828 demise of my professional career was that I could not hitrepparttar 137829 breaking ball. I could sit on that fastball and hit it out ofrepparttar 137830 park but as soon as they took something off or put a break on it I could not hit it. So there went my dream of a professional career but not my passion forrepparttar 137831 game.

I have been playing softball forrepparttar 137832 past 10 years. We have been part ofrepparttar 137833 same league for over 10 years. Another team inrepparttar 137834 same league played forrepparttar 137835 same amount of time. I remember saying to myself that wouldn’t it be cool if all of us can be playing together like this other team when we are 40 something. We were all in our 30’s and this team was in their 40’s. Well I catch myself thinking now wouldn’t it be cool to be playing ball in our 50’s like these guys are.

Splish, Splash! Swimming Pool Safety everyone should know

Written by Rebecca Blain

By Rebecca Blain of

For many young adults and children all overrepparttar world, there is nothing more enjoyable than spending a beautiful summer day atrepparttar 137772 pool.

As pools provide a healthy and fun method of cooling off, more homes have taken to having pools of all types installed.

While they can be fun and entertaining, there are many child and adult deaths per year due torepparttar 137773 presence of pools inrepparttar 137774 yards of homes.

Despite this, more are being installed every year asrepparttar 137775 summer heat becomes more intolerable for many people.

In order to be able to enjoyrepparttar 137776 luxuries of a swimming pool withoutrepparttar 137777 risk, there are steps that you need to take to ensure swimming pool safety. Below, you will find various aspects of pool care and safety, along with information on how to best protect your children, family members and pets.

  • Above Ground Pools
  • In ground Pools
  • Filter, Pumps, and other Mechanical Parts
  • Chlorine and other Pool Chemicals
  • Seasonal Pool Care and Maintenance
  • Enjoying your Pool

Above Ground Pools

One ofrepparttar 137778 most common types of pools are above ground swimming pools. These pools come in all shapes and sizes, as well as colors, and adorn many backyards all overrepparttar 137779 world. They tend to lean towards being more obtrusive than in ground, as well as provide a variety of different safety hazards.

First, when you set uprepparttar 137780 pool, you need to make certain thatrepparttar 137781 ladder to get in and out ofrepparttar 137782 pool is extremely secure and stable. Falling fromrepparttar 137783 ladder of an above ground pool is one ofrepparttar 137784 leading causes of injuries, so you need to make certain that your ladder is set up in a way to minimize chances of injury.

In addition to this, you should always enforcerepparttar 137785 rule that your guests and children should not sit onrepparttar 137786 railing ofrepparttar 137787 pool. This is dangerous for many reasons. First, falling off and hittingrepparttar 137788 ground can cause injuries. Second, if you are really unfortunately,repparttar 137789 pool could collapse. If this occurs, injury is a real likelihood.

In ground Pools

The in ground pool is one ofrepparttar 137790 most desired pool types for home owners. These pools are elegant in appearance, easier to care for thanrepparttar 137791 above ground variety, and give you more options for depth. However, there are safety risks involved with having an in ground pool.

First, you need to make certain that there is always someone watchingrepparttar 137792 pool when there are children around. Child death due to falling into an in ground pool is greater thanrepparttar 137793 risks with above ground. This is why keepingrepparttar 137794 area fenced, orrepparttar 137795 pool covered with boards or other impenetrable materials is a necessity if you have small children. While this problem is still present with above ground pools, this isrepparttar 137796 largest risk associated with this pool type.

Also, you need to make certain that you enforcerepparttar 137797 rule that there should be absolutely no running aroundrepparttar 137798 pool. Slipping on wet concrete is a real concern, and injuries as a result tend to be severe. With a few precautions, injuries shouldn't occur with any pool, including above and in ground pools.

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