Before the game started, Namine went into the outfield with her Buddy (that’s what the YMCA calls the adult volunteers who work with the Miracle League kids) to practice batting. I walked over behind the fence to watch.
The attitude here at the Miracle League games is much more laid-back than at Namine’s basketball practice. In basketball, there is a near-constant push to WIN WIN WIN.
But in Miracle League baseball, the focus is on having fun and building the basic skills. There’s a place for both, I think, and it seems to me that Namine enjoys the more relaxed atmosphere at baseball.