Andrew and I play travel baseball on Sundays. Every week is a double header, which means a minimum of six hours on the field. By the end of the second baseball game, there’s usually lots of trash strewn around.
For our act of kindness, Andrew and I spent an extra 15 minutes throwing away trash during the games. We didn’t make a big deal about it. We just walked around looking for empty water bottles and candy wrappers and coffee cups and threw them away.
Sure, it’s not our job to clean up after our teammates and their parents. But we didn’t want our coaches to have to clean up the dugout after everyone had left. We think it’s also important for our teams to have a good reputation for cleaning up after ourselves.
This is a picture from a game I played a few weeks ago. Disgusting! You can see our field in the background. That clean-up was too big a job to tackle!
Andrew and I were both disappointed to lose our games yesterday. But we both played our best. And at least we went home knowing we did something small off the field to help our teams.