The boys of summer used to have a different meaning to members of the church not so long ago. We did not talk about steroids or human growth hormone, unless you power hitter was hitting the hot dogs a little much. No it was a great way to encourage Mormon youth and adults to participate in the American past time just as others do in the beer leagues around North America in the summer.
For me I remember the MIA games with fondness as the Lethbridge Second Ward bat boy.
I had my own team hat, red, and the rest of the team had uniforms. It was organized and was a lot of fun. I still remember the time I went to get a bat to find myself almost wiped out by a teen charging home.
Ah good times.
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