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mightyflynn:

DENVER, CO - MAY 28: The Houston Astros (L-R) Jordan Lyles #41, Matt Downs #16, Carlos Lee #45,Marwin Gonzalez #9, and Jose Altuve #27 leave the mound after a conference during the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 28, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. 
photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

mightyflynn:

DENVER, CO - MAY 28: The Houston Astros (L-R) Jordan Lyles #41, Matt Downs #16, Carlos Lee #45,Marwin Gonzalez #9, and Jose Altuve #27 leave the mound after a conference during the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 28, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

ourpresidents:

President Kennedy throws the first pitch of the 1961 baseball season at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C. 4/10/1961
Griffith Stadium hosted every POTUS from William Howard Taft to JFK before it was demolished in 1965. Taft was a baseball fan and initiated the tradition of the Presidential first pitch at Griffith Stadium.  As the home of The Washington Senators, the stadium featured a presidential box behind first base. 
Also seen in this photo are Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota; Special Assistant to the President Dave Powers; majority owner of the Washington Senators franchise General Elwood R. “Pete” Quesada; Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen of Illinois; Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Abraham Ribicoff; Associate Press Secretary Andrew Hatcher; Secret Service Agents Gerald “Jerry” Behn and John J. “Muggsy” O’Leary.

LBJ. Loving it.

ourpresidents:

President Kennedy throws the first pitch of the 1961 baseball season at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C. 4/10/1961


Griffith Stadium hosted every POTUS from William Howard Taft to JFK before it was demolished in 1965. Taft was a baseball fan and initiated the tradition of the Presidential first pitch at Griffith Stadium. 
As the home of The Washington Senators, the stadium featured a presidential box behind first base.

Also seen in this photo are Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota; Special Assistant to the President Dave Powers; majority owner of the Washington Senators franchise General Elwood R. “Pete” Quesada; Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen of Illinois; Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Abraham Ribicoff; Associate Press Secretary Andrew Hatcher; Secret Service Agents Gerald “Jerry” Behn and John J. “Muggsy” O’Leary.

LBJ. Loving it.

“Baseball is about going home, and how hard it is to get there and how driven is our need. It tells us how good home is. Its wisdom says you can go home again but you cannot stay. The journey must always start once more, the bat an oar over the shoulder, until there is an end to all journeying. Nostos; the going home; the game of nostalgia, so apt an image for our hunger that it hurts.”

– A. Bartlett Giamatti - “Recall as the Series Ends, The Afternoon of the Fall” (via theyseemerollins)

hubertkang:

As part of the Pearl of Africa Baseball Series, the Canadian and the Ugandan teams travel together to a couple of other cities in Uganda to put on baseball clinics and play with the local team. On day 7 of our trip we went to Jinja, the lush and beautiful town known as the origin of the Nile River. It was pretty awe inspiring looking at the river and thinking that spot is probably the beginning of human civilization.. or specie. Pretty powerful stuff.

In Jinja we played with this very good local team coached by a Japanese volunteer Couji-san. Jimmy Rollins also still traveled all the way with us to Jinja. I don’t know if any of the local kids recognized him, but to me it spoke volume of Jimmy’s character when he took the time to approach the local kids and shared his baseball knowledge.

Also I think for a lot of us it was the first time we hear a timeout called by the umpire because a motorcycle was racing through the centre field. After a few friendly innings, the Canadian parents treated everyone with a peanut butter jelly sandwich picnic lunch. I got a kick out of looking at the amazing sandwich assembly line the parents put together. With their teenage sons I am sure they have had plenty of practice.

In all it was another great day filled with baseball, friendship, and laughter. Our time in Uganda was almost coming to an end. We leave Uganda the next day, but we still had one more game to go. I didn’t want it to end.