Blog by: Samantha Johnson
Sunny skies and warm temperatures filled North Charlotte Regional Park this afternoon as Ball State competed in a Snowbird Baseball Classic doubleheader.
Cardinal fans traveled from all across the nation to support the team. As our group of small journalists covered many different stories composed of many different people, one thing became very clear: baseball is more than just a game.
According to the 2017 Merriam-Webster online dictionary, “family” can be classified by a handful of definitions. However, ask anyone at Regional Park today, and they will say that family means baseball.
Shortly after arriving to the ballpark, it became very evident that the dedication, support and love of the game is for more than just sport. Each person I spoke with mentioned the concept of family, as the fans, parents and players all seemed to be one, loving family.
Parents came from Wisconsin. Siblings came from Michigan. Alumnae came from across the Midwest. The Ball State “family” all gathered this afternoon at North Charlotte Regional Park to support Cardinal Country and to spend a day at the diamond.
Please enjoy the attached audio file to hear from a few family members: