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Sports in English- Baseball & Four Square
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What did you play when you were a kid? Between classes, at lunch break, after school, on weekends, all summer long we played Dodge Ball and Kick Ball, Tag and Capture the Flag, Tether Ball and Four Square. Then we graduated to Baseball, really Softball and a long list of other sports you played too.
FOUR SQUARE was easy. There were 4 squares inside a bigger square. All you needed was a ball and 4 or more kids. You hit the ball and returned the ball when it entered your square. If you were good you could stay in the game for a long time: maybe the whole 10 minutes between classes, or possibly just a few seconds if you weren’t quick enough. Everyone got to play and the rules were pretty basic. If you didn’t return the ball, you’re out! And everyone moved up a square. The best player made the rules. Those squares looked so big when you were small! Four square was great!
Baseball. Some of us miss the baseball games of our youth. The days we just grabbed a ball and a bat and mitts if we were lucky, met our friends and started up a game. We didn’t need uniforms or schedules. No one needed to drive us anywhere. We just got together, threw the ball around, divided into teams and got started. “I’m the pitcher.” “I’ll be the catcher.” “You’re the first baseman.” “She’s up first.” Run! Run! Run!” “The bases are loaded.” “It’s a home run!” What a fun way to spend an hour, or most of a day.
You may have been among the students who’ve participated in our BASEBALL GAMES in ENGLISH here at the UEM.
Did you try FOUR SQUARE, a new activity created by Jose María López Lago. Send us a comment about your experience! And look for these activities when they are offered next year.