I would like a career change. I want to be a kid again. This work
stuff is not all that it is cracked up to be. On the other hand, writing about
youth athletics is certainly more fun than a root canal or talking to lawyers.
For my money, I will take a root canal. Baseball season is slogging along.
The soggy weather has tested everyone’s patience. I can’t remember being
uncomfortably warm this year. Somehow I think you need a little dust to
I was interested to read about an unassisted triple play in the
major leagues. That rarest of rare events has only happened about 10 times in
the history of major league baseball. I can count my family among the
fortunate few to have witnessed an unassisted triple play. My nephew was
playing coach-pitch baseball when it happened. He was standing on third
base, bases loaded when the ball was struck and he caught the line drive. The
batter and the runner that left the base at third were out and the runner
from second blindly ran into my nephew who was standing there with the
ball in his glove. Boom, third out. At the time, everyone thought it was just
another oddity of Little League Baseball. My dad was the first to realize that
he had seen an unassisted triple play. Weird things happen in baseball.
On the soccer front, the final push to put teams together is about
over. Here in Snoqualmie we have a host of new teams starting out this fall. I
am excited to see that the future of soccer in Snoqualmie is in good shape.
There is big news on the horizon. On July 8, at 1 p.m., the
Women’s Sounder Select Team will be playing in our own backyard at Mount Si High.
The event is being sponsored by the Seattle Sounders and the Mount
Si Soccer Boosters Club.
For those of you that want to see good soccer and the future of
women’s professional soccer, I suggest that you find tickets. The ticket deal is
great. For every $5 donation you also get a free ticket to a Seattle Sounders
game. Going to the game is especially important for young players because
it gives them an opportunity to see soccer at a relatively high level of
competition where physical play is to be expected.
Several local teams will also be playing in pre-game competitions
and special games at halftime will feature our youngest stars. This should be
a great event for our soccer community. I am excited because my Boy’s
U-12 Cascade Select Team is likely on the menu for pre-game competition.
Lots of sports are coming up this summer, so stay tuned. All we need
is a break in the weather. I can’t imagine spending the entire summer
indoors. With weather like this, year-round school is starting to sound good.
Michael Lloyd is a local sports enthusiast and board
member of both the Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association and the
Sno-Valley Little League.