Monday, June 23, 2014

Welles Park Baseball at "Thillens" Stadium... a Chicago tradition

Our son safe at second base with the Stadium scoreboard in the background. Ryne led off the big game with a base hit.

We spent our first Sunday morning of baseball at the Stadium at Devon and Kedzie (formerly known as Thillens Stadium).  Our 7yr old's team took the field for the Welles Park Parents Association weekend.  The fields were in great shape after a wet evening of downpours.

It was an "old school weekend" with the kids making the game call from the announcer booth.  The players were smiling and laughing as their new nicknames were called over the loudspeaker. Our seven and eight year old players dreamed of swinging for the fences.

Ryne lines a base hit late in the game
 We've enjoyed our first season with Welles Park Baseball and look forward to many more Stadium games with our whole family.  Our son may even find his team jersey by then!

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