We had a great time this past Sunday in NYC at Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant, talking to Kerel Cooper of www.ontheblack.com.
Check out his Met’s blog if you have a chance.
He took some time to interview us over some wings and brews. Make sure you turn up the volume… it was really loud at the restaurant, so it’s a little hard to hear. Fun interview though, and a great restaurant, in spite of the fact that I’m a huge Red Sox fan.
We’re trying to put together a few more sessions of wiffle camps at both middle schools (Baldwin and Adams). But, we need you guys to register… get down to the rec center!!
I’ve seen some good progress over the past few weeks, and I want to see some more.
This is a great opportunity for you to stay active for the rest of the winter, before we move outside and start the REAL Wiffle camps…it’s tough with so many guys inside a small gym. But we are having a great time at the Rec Center on Friday nights. We’re looking to fill that session up too, so make sure you ask mom/dad to sign you up.
We just heard from our BLWB Wisconsin branch. Our boys Ben and Cory are headed to combat in Iraq right now. Wish them the best of luck and thank them tremendously for their service. God Bless you fellas.
Here’s a little article pertaining to wiffle overseas:
As published on thefatherlife.com…
The Crack of the Plastic
When you are embedded in a group of soldiers, you learn a lot about the American identity. This is particularly true if the soldiers are going to war. I listen to these young men and women trade friendly insults, curse in frustration, marvel cynically about instances devoid of common sense, and crack up after a stupid joke levels mounting stress and tension. After spending time with them, the civilian world takes on an entirely new hue. One begins to care intensely about current events, politics, and the shape and direction of foreign policy when watching them care for another as they progress toward palpable danger and the ultimate test. Irrationality and an entitlement attitude is rejected and jettisoned when survival is dependent on your actions and the actions of those around you.
We’re creating the next generation of wifflers at our BLWB camps in Guilford, CT. Definitely have some talent in the 5th and 6th grade level. Some good arms and quick bats. We still have some work to do in mastering the essentials of pitching, but the kids are making some good progress. Monday night we finished up session 1, and we start session 2 in about a week and a half.
Set the record for Mass Participation in a Wiffle Tournament…
On April 25, 2009, we will attempt to assemble the largest number of people possible, at Southern Connecticut State University, in order to set the record for Mass Participation in a Wiffle Tournament… Come be part of history and get in the record books!!
Starting that same day, April 25th and continuing April 26th, May 2nd and May 3rd, we will also be shooting a pilot for the next Reality TV show, focusing on the Wiffle Community. This is your chance to shine!!!