My little league pitching career came to a screeching halt when, at 12 years old, I could no longer find the strike zone.  Fortunately for my team, we had other arms to take my place, and I settled in behind home plate.  I relished being a catcher, and from their earliest playing days, I tried to impress upon my kids how gratifying it could be.  It also helps to be on a team where there is quality pitching.  Natalie finally tried it out in a game against OMI at Bates field.  She found out what I’d known all along.

Thanks to Dick Atkinson for the photos