I played baseball as a kid, but never in HS nor College. A friend asks me when I was 18 if I wanted to play in a men's baseball league and I joined, thinking I will try it for one year and see how it goes. Well, 40 year later I am still playing. I've played every summer since then. It's regular, hardball baseball. Men's senior baseball league (MSBL) has leagues all over the states. As the years go by you move up to older leagues. 30 and over, 40 and over, 50 and over - so you are playing against people near your age.
Besides the game, the comradery is what brings me back. I have teammates I have been playing with for decades. Once you get married and have kids it's hard to find time to be with friends. With baseball there are good friends I will see 20-30 times during the summer, As you get older it's harder to play a kids game, so stretching and working out is necessary to continue to play and not get hurt. I do a workout app that is like a glorified hs gym class. Pushups, squats, sit-ups, squats, burpees, etc, etc. I do 3 days on and one day off. Also stretching and exercising with bands for shoulders and legs to be able to throw still.
If you ever thought of playing baseball as an adult, go check out the MSBL in your area. As I get older I enjoy each season more and more knowing I am running on borrowed time to be able to play baseball at 57.
The nice thing about the MSBL is you can go play in a national tournament in Arizona in October against teams from all over the country. Several different divisions based on how many, if any, ex-pros you have on your team. We played in the no ex-pro division last year and won it all. You play ten 9-inning games in 6 days to win it all. Teams fall apart if they are not fit around day 4. It becomes a war of attrition, especially at this age, All the push-ups were worth it at the end of the week.
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