All in the Family

Raise your hand if you remember the iconic TV show by that name. Raise your hand again if you weren’t allowed to watch it. You see that? My hand is up for both of those questions. Now, raise your hand if you watched it anyway. Ehhh….yep, my hand went up again. (Sorry, Mum and Dad. You’re up in heaven now, so it doesn’t matter to you anymore, but still, disobedience is disobedience.) I digress.

To close out our Inaugural Season, Bangor Alternative Baseball (BAB) took on Family & Friends (F & F) on a chilly October afternoon at Mansfield Stadium, narrated and entertained by Bob Beatham, our friendly Public Address Announcer. (Remember, that’s Beath-um, not Beat-ham). We had parents, grandparents, cousins, nieces, siblings, significant others, siblings of significant others (I think)–all manner of  F & F required to take on BAB–and did our best, but we came up short. At one point, BAB player Christian MacDonald pitched to his younger brother Michael, who singled and eventually scored off him, after Michael pitched to Christian, who had an RBI ground out to second off the younger-but-much-taller broski.

The game was fun. Husson players served as umpires, and those that took turns behind home plate enjoyed themselves to great degrees. As photographer and observer, it was clear to see which team these guys favored, but how could we blame them? They’ve been working with our “kids” all season, after all!!

Published by Bangor Alternative Baseball (BAB)

We are a coed team of teens and adults, ages 15+ with autism and other disabilities, that play baseball and learn life and social skills for on and off the baseball diamond. We are part of a national nonprofit organization featuring more than 80 teams across America.

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