Monday, April 9, 2012

Broken Window By-Law

Hi Everyone!

This weekend was all about softballs and baseballs.  I played two softball games and watched one baseball game this weekend!  Our team won both games but the baseball game was exciting too.  One of the players hit the ball out of the field and just missed hitting the window of the house across the street!!  While we were thrilled to see a home run, we were very nervous when the ball didn’t stop and just missed the window.  It would have been a disaster for the first game of the season!

Krumbs was really crazy after the game and couldn’t wait to get home.  I should have known he had something to show me.  As soon as we walked through the door, he visited the Café and showed me a really cool article called the “The Broken Window By-Law”.  The article was about a Massachusetts’ law from 1791.  Baseball players were charged money for playing baseball near a public building—because they might break a window!  The law is super important because it tells us the year baseball was officially played in the United States.  Check out the Café to find out where the law was passed and some other cool facts about baseball.

This was really fun to read—I  never know what I’ll find at the Café, but it’s always something good!

Check back soon!


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