Tuesday, April 25, 2017

11 Must-Haves at the Ballpark

A comprehensive list of what baseball moms need at the ballpark. From wagons to portable fans, this list covers all the must-haves (with a few laughs too!)


A comprehensive list of what baseball moms need at the ballpark. From wagons to portable fans, this list covers all the must-haves (with a few laughs too!)

1. A Folding Wagon
Nothing says Baseball Mom Level: Expert like a folding wagon. If you want to be taken seriously at the ballpark, you have to have a folding wagon. Period.

2. Folding Chairs
Bleachers are sooooo tee-ball. You’re not cool until you bring your own chair. Bonus points are awarded as follows:

10 points - You still know where the bag is
15 points - You still know where the bag is AND you actually use it
20 points - Your chair cost more than $12 and your butt isn’t sagging 4 inches from the ground
25 points - Your chair matches the team colors
40 points - Your chair is a rocker
50 points - Your chair has hydraulic anything on it

3. Soft Coolers
If you’re not smuggling in ham sandwiches and Gatorade in monogrammed, color-coordinated soft coolers you will never make any friends here.

4. Yeti Coolers
Simply put, rolling up into the ballpark with a Yeti just says, "We don’t f@#% around."

5. A Score Keeper
Don’t be that team with the mop handle and hand-written numbers on cut poster board strung up with zip ties. Oh, wait. That was our team. Not even kidding! Invest in a portable score keeper. Even though I’ve already left one of these at a field and come VERY CLOSE to leaving its replacement a dozen times, I’m very attached to our portable scoreboard from ScoreStix.

6. Cutest Little Sisters EVER
If you really want to win at being a baseball mom, deck your 3-yr old out in the ruffle-iest, appliqued-iest, most bedazzled baseball-themed outfit on the internet. Post pictures on FB and IG as soon as you get there because it will be covered in melted snow cone and red dirt before the end of the second inning.

7. A Well-Supplied Tote Bag
Your tote bag should have everything in it that anyone could ever need under any circumstances. I’m talking first-aid kit, pork medallions, SPF 500 sunscreen, watermelon blow pops, road flares, Midol, pound cake, an inflatable raft, a stained glass reading lamp, and strawberry jam.

8. Canopy Tents
Your team didn’t come to play unless the area between the dugout and the backstop looks like Little Tijuana with at least four canopy tents set up and held down with bungie cords.

9. Portable Fans
A portable fan will make all the difference in whether your makeup makes it through the day or you end up looking like the Joker. Bring a 12-pack of backup batteries between May-July.

10. Rhinestone Baseball Jewelry and Flip-Flops
Obviously.

11. The Hot T-Shirts
You must own at least one t-shirt with the following sayings:
It’s all about that base!
Some people will never meet their favorite player – I raised mine!
I can’t keep calm, I’m a Baseball Mom!

OK, OK, I had a little fun with the list but it’s still a comprehensive (if not a tad humorous) list of what baseball moms need at the ballpark. And I’m laughing WITH you because I assure you I have EVERYTHING on this list!

Well, not the Yeti.

Yet.

A comprehensive list of what baseball moms need at the ballpark. From wagons to portable fans, this list covers all the must-haves (with a few laughs too!)

12 comments:

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  8. Just saw these this last weekend at the ball field with my youngest son. Did not see these around when my oldest son who is 18 came through travel ball. Would love to have but cannot find in stores.
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