I’ve always loved the game of baseball. Everything about the game has provided me with an escape from reality for a few hours.
But few places, if any, provide me with the escape from reality quite like Bazemore Field, home of Wetumpka Baseball.
You see, most of you might view that place as just any old baseball field. But to me, that diamond is home.
After all, it is where my life-long dream became a reality on an early-April day in 2013. It’s the one place that I can go and not have a single worry in the world.
If you’ve been to a Wetumpka baseball in the past seven years, you might have looked up in the press box and seen me preparing for a game.
Or perhaps you’ve seen me with my hat off and head down in the left-hand corner of the press box, praying before a game.
Bazemore Field has provided me with seven-years-worth of unforgettable memories, like calling my first playoff game there in 2019, or calling my first home run there in 2014.
That diamond isn’t just an ordinary baseball diamond, or just some place I go to pass the time.
Bazemore Field is home. It’s the place my life-long dream became a reality. There’s just something about that place that no other place compares to.
When I climb the steps and step into the press box at Bazemore Field, it’s as if I never left.
I’m looking forward to creating more unforgettable memories there in 2021.