Baseball in Alameda is not just a sport, it’s a lifestyle. On any given weekend or any given evening, you can drive by most fields in Alameda and they are full of kids and families enjoying each other’s company while watching their future major leaguers hit the ball around. Whether it’s baseball or softball, preschoolers or adults, America’s favorite pastime is being played all over this island and nurturing a sense of community second to none.
As a mom of a baseball all-star and a soon-to-be softball pro, I understand this lifestyle more than most. Setting the alarm on your only day to sleep in to get to an early game, scheduling 3 games at 3 different fields at the same time, and driving around with more gear than a team bus can be a lot. Then you settle in next to the group of parents who have now become family and you see your kiddo walk up to the plate as the crowd cheers and it is all worth it. In Alameda, baseball is not just a sport, it is lifestyle and I am all in! —Betsy Fedewa