Yes, it’s hot, even at 7:00 a.m.! That’s when batting practice starts at the Field of Dreams during the summer months. BP is followed by a pick-up game. Hot or not, there are always 20 to 30 guys willing to brave the high temperatures to play the game they love. Our playing in the heat got me wondering about the hottest major league game ever played; it turns out that the highest temperature was 109. It happened twice, both times at the Texas Rangers stadium, in 1980 and 1988. Of course, that’s the record for actually playing in the heat. We know it’s hotter outside Chase Field, but that doesn’t count. (Yes, somebody keeps track of this stuff)!
Our summer program continues through late October when league play begins. The Field of Dreams is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning. Come by the field and get in shape for league play. See our website at www.sunlakessoftball.com for more information.