I took my students (and their parents) on a 2 night field trip to Kentucky. We visited the Louisville Slugger museum and the Creation Museum.
Slugger Museum = best field trip ever!
Before the tour began, we watched a short movie while we waited. I'm very thankful I did for I gained information that was valuable for the actual tour!
The movie was very short and boring. I was so distracted from reading the captions at the bottom of the screen I didn't really know what the whole movie was about. The only question I had was...
Where are the Sluggers?
You see, the movie only showed players from other teams that used the Louisville Slugger's bats. I wanted to know why they weren't interviewing the Sluggers. I mean, if we are here to learn all about the Slugger's and promote them, why are we watching a movie about other teams? Isn't it a little strange for other teams to be using the Sluggers bats? Shouldn't they use their own?
So I sent Brent a text message.
"We are watching a movie about OTHER teams at the Slugger's museum?!" Ya know, like a "can you believe this?" kind of attitude.
Something was just wrong with this picture. Then, about 3/4 of the way through the movie something clicked with me.
Before Brent had time to respond, I texted him again and said, "Are the Sluggers a team or do they just make bats?"
"They just make bats." replied Brent.
OOOOHHHHH so that's why I haven't seen any players in this movie wearing a "Sluggers" jersey!
You see, I knew Slugger bats existed, but I thought they were made exclusively for the Slugger's baseball team in Lousiville!
Thankful that I learned this BEFORE the tour, otherwise I would have been extremely confused and quite possibly asked a stupid question.
Let's start over...
Baseball is a great American sport and I do like to watch it occasionally, especially when a trip to Atlanta to see the Braves play also means a trip to White Water or Six Flags.
But I must say that I have a lot to learn before I can prove that I love the sport.
Go Louisville Sluggers! HAHA :)