Oklahoma boys use raggedy field for baseball dreams
August 9, 2017
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Wearing a fluorescent orange shirt that rivaled the vibrancy of the pink cast on his left arm, Kaden Twyman marched to the plate with a bat held only in his right hand.
After watching a couple pitches and missing a couple more, the 9-year-old clubbed the ball across the infield.
Boys in blue shirts and white pants and red shoes and blue hats and black shorts and red hats scrambled after it.
All the while, no coaches screamed from the dugouts, no umpires worked the bases, no parents signaled from the coaching boxes. Truth is, there were no adults on the field at all.