Sarah E. Age 11
West Tampa Field
I believe West Tampa Little League is the Briggs and Stratton Diamond in the Rough this year. Our park is the oldest baseball park in Tampa and it sure does look like it. With the least amount of rain our softball field has puddles in the infield, so you cannot play. The clay has deep pockets, so when a ball is hit to the infield, you better hope it does not hit a pocket or no telling where that ball will go. The grass has holes and ant piles, so the outfielders have to keep moving around. The roof on our concession stand is about to fall off and is not safe. If we win this contest, we would purchase a Briggs & Stratton mower to take care of the grass and drag the clay to make it safer to catch the ball. We would also be able to fix our fence that was destroyed by the hurricane, purchase some new grass, clay, and other tools (rakes, shovels, hoses, etc.) that we need to make this park nice again. Well it would be a start. Maybe we would even have a little extra to start fixing up the concession stand. The game of baseball/softball has given me “The Power Within” to learn how to succeed and fail by our wins and loses in the game. It is okay to lose if you try your hardest and help the others on your team. You win and lose together as a team, NOT ONE PERSON. I now have “The Power Within” to work hard at everything I do, because it is all about the work.