Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Two great past times

Because it means something to me:

United States soldiers on active duty in Baghdad helped teach the local children the game of baseball. In coordination with Pitch In For Baseball, an organization that spreads the sport of baseball to the world by sending donated equipment to areas in need, the kids of Baghdad spent the afternoon learning America’s favorite pastime.

The mission, Operation Home Run: Baseball in Baghdad, saw soldiers quickly demonstrating the game of baseball using the equipment donated to the North West Baghdad Youth Centers. Also, the Deputy of Ministry and Youth Sport in Baghdad said a league will be organized, and the U.S. soldiers would be invited to the first exhibition game. To find out more about Pitch in for Baseball, log on to their web site here.

Politics don't matter here.

Soldiers and baseball. The two American past times.

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