By Robin Stone and Tammy Seibert
Robin: Baseball caps are Life Savers in the Summer! Right??? I mean, you don’t want to fix your hair on a Saturday? You throw on a baseball cap! You want to skip the makeup too? Add sunglasses and then you are Truly Incognito!!! I LOVE IT!
Robin: One of the first baseball caps I ever purchased was a Texas Rangers cap. I became a big Rangers fan when I lived in Dallas years ago. We could go to a game on a Saturday afternoon. Pay $5 for seats in the outfield. Sneak in a big bag of Goober Peanuts, split a cold beverage and a game dog, and we were set for the afternoon!!! It was perfect!! The Rangers weren’t great back then (if I remember right), but we didn’t care! It was just fun to sit out in the sun and enjoy the games! I will never get rid of my Texas Rangers ball cap, although to be completely honest, I have quite a few different ball caps these days, because, even when trying to “fly under the radar” on a Saturday while running errands, a girl always needs to be stylish!
Tammy: The crack of a baseball bat sends chills up my spine! It’s just what summer is all about! “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” truly has deep meaning to me, with generations of my family involved in the sport. They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend but I think they meant baseball diamonds. I will never regret one single minute I spent watching my sons play the game they loved so well. I cannot imagine what it will be like when the day comes that no one in my family will be playing the game…surely we will be blessed with grandsons that want to play the sport.
Tammy: But I can’t wear a baseball jersey without a little feminine flair…hence the black lace kimono with fringe.
The Real-Real Behind the Scenes
Tammy: Baseball is an American Tradition but it has also been a family tradition on my dad’s side for over 100 years. Wars and the Depression couldn’t stop major league baseball. During those early years my grandfather was recruited by New York Yankees and St Louis Cardinals to pitch. He chose to not move his family to the Big City. Can you even imagine someone turning that down today? No way, but instead he chose to play ball in the red dirt of Oklahoma with his 4 sons growing up learning the sport.
My dad was a catcher in high school that went to the Oklahoma State Playoffs and all of his brothers played baseball. My uncle played on the Fort Sill All-Stars Baseball Team. My three sons played little league to high school baseball. My oldest son Blake went to the State Playoffs at OU in 2014 and my youngest son Brock has high aspirations when it comes to his favorite sport. He is a junior in high school and is catching just like his Papa.
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*Photos by Darrin Presley