October 7, 2007

SEE, HONEY, EVERYBODY'S DOING IT:

Life in a Cage: Baby Sleeps, Mom Cooks, Dad Bats (LEE JENKINS, 7/01/07, NY Times)

When Amber Willits is cooking dinner — crack! — or putting the baby to bed — crack! — or trying to get a little sleep herself — crack! — she has to wonder why she ever agreed to live in a batting cage.

“I may have thought that a few times,” she acknowledged. “But I never said it.”

Baseball wives are an understanding breed. They endure 12-day trips and meals at midnight, and move their families from minor league towns like Yakima, Wash., to Pulaski, W.Va.

But Amber Willits, the wife of Angels outfielder Reggie Willits, has taken hardball devotion to a new level. For the past three years, she has made a home, raised a son and helped develop a .300 hitter — all in an indoor batting cage.


The Wife wouldn't let me put in a cage for our kids.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 7, 2007 6:42 AM
Comments

Too bad. Wrong sport, that's the problem. Now an indoor 10-meter air rifle/pistol range is much easier to set up.

Posted by: Lou Gots at October 8, 2007 9:30 AM
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