4.09.2011

Where are the Sluggers?

I can't tell you how excited I am that baseball season is here! I LOVE baseball and all that comes with it...the weather, the hot dogs, the crowd, etc. The Braves are my favorite, but I think that's because they are the closest MLB team to me. I don't really pull for any one team...I just love to watch the sport.

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...

I can't tell you how excited I am that baseball season is here! I LOVE baseball and all that comes with it...the weather, the hot dogs, the crowd, etc. The Braves are my favorite, but I think that's because they are the closest MLB team to me. I don't really pull for any one team...I just love to watch the sport.

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.

Slugger Museum = best field trip ever!  Enjoyed the museum, but I don't care to go back.

Go Louisville Sluggers! HAHA :)

2 comments:

BK Johnson said...

LOL I probably would have been confused with that too! How was the rest of the trip? Can't wait to talk to you!

The Taffs said...

HAHAHA That sounds like something I would do, but I actually did know that about the bats. I read Wesley this story and confirmed it sounded like a Rebecca story. : )

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