The sport of American baseball began in 1845. It didn't take long for people to fall in love with the sport, especially men. This Father's Day, instead of the predictable tie or mug, give your dad a great treat -- baseball!
Get the family together for a game of baseball. If you don't have enough players, have a good old-fashioned game of catch, or play "run the bases" or something similar.
Rain in the forecast? That doesn't have to end the fun -- head to an indoor batting cage. Here, Dad can swing away without have to worry about the weather!
Not interested in playing a game? Take Dad to one. A professional baseball game is one of the best ways to incorporate baseball into Father's Day. There's nothing like hearing the crack of the bat on a warm, sunny day -- go team!
All baseball stadiums offer tours. Tour days and times vary, so you may not be able to do it on Father's Day but you can plan something close to the actual date. This is a fun, behind-the-scenes look at baseball.
Take Dad to the birthplace of baseball, Cooperstown, New York. This is a great trip -- the Baseball Hall of Fame is a wonderful place to learn how baseball has evolved, and the surrounding area lives and breathes baseball as well. If Cooperstown is too far, you can research baseball exhibits in the your local area.
Start the day with baseball pancakes in bed (the normal pancake is a circle, so just add the ball stitching in syrup or even chocolate). Next, have the whole family do a baseball craft. This sounds corny, but it's a fun family activity, and Dad may really get into it -- try this memo holder.
Finally, turn on the TV and watch a baseball game together, then serve lots of great baseball foods during the game. These foods are easy to make. Try hot dogs with the works, popcorn, peanuts, Cracker Jack (everyone loves those prizes) and maybe an ice-cold beer for Dad.
Father's Day is a great opportunity to show Dad how much you appreciate him. Make it special by incorporating baseball. Do you have your own great baseball ideas for Dad? Share them below in the comments section!
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