Welcome to Smelly Socks & Sandlots
Home of the Red Sox
Cal Ripken is baseball’s all-time IronMan. He retired from baseball in October, 2001 after 21 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles. Ripken’s name has become synonymous with strength, character, endurance, and integrity. His philosophy of working hard, playing with passion, and enjoying the game has made a tremendous impact on the sport and on fans everywhere. We are fortunate to be a part of the Cal Ripken League of Babe Ruth baseball, and the model of play he has promoted for our young players.
The Case For Babe Ruth Baseball
Got a beat-up glove, a homemade bat, and brand-new pair of shoes;
You know I think it's time to give this game a ride.
Baseball is a simple game of catchand the never-ending search for the perfect knuckleball.
Baseball is Willie vs Mickey, Gibson vs Koufax, and Buddy Biancalana vs the odds.
Baseball links Kansan and Missourian, American and Japanese,
But most of all father and son.
--Greg Hall, "Baseball Is"
Field Work & Practice
I want to thank you all for getting your sons to practices. We have had a great start to the season, and we are coming around.
I want to thank everyone who helped take sod out of the infields last weekend, and to those of you who helped clean up the fields Saturday. We also want to thank A-1 Rental and OK Auto for the use of their cutters, and Jim Santomaso for bringing his tractor.
On Monday, May 6, Redi-Mix is donating four semi loads of dirt for all three fields, and Tuesday, the Board members and SBO coaches will start working it into the fields.
We moved practice from Sunday at 5:00 to Monday at 6:00. We will practice Friday, May 10 from 5:00-6:30 to go over pre-game and put the final touches to things.
I will be out of town all next week (I'm taking 6th-graders to the mountains). If you have questions, call Bob or leave a message with my wife and she'll be able to reach me.