Earlier this year my family took a vacation to western Florida. On our first day there, we spent a day at the beach in Clearwater. We chose this beach because it was once again ranked as the best beach in the United States by TripAdvisor.
In our opinion, the beach was more crowded than we prefer. However, it was a nice escape from the cold weather up north.
Even before we left for vacation, I promised my son that we would play some beach Wiffle Ball while we were there. So we made sure that we packed a Wiffle Ball and a collapsible bat that is perfect for travel in our suitcase.
While I barely remember it, I got my beach Wiffle Ball start a few miles away in Treasure Island, Florida. Back when I was three years old, I was lucky enough to face former Major League pitcher Neil Allen. At the time, Neil Allen played for the Mets. He was later traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Keith Hernandez.
Unfortunately, he struck me out on three pitches. To be fair I was using some form of an oversized warped stick to hit with. It definitely wasn’t a bat.
So as a parent, I wanted to give my son an opportunity to play beach Wiffle Ball, with an actual bat. And even though I’m nowhere near the level of a Major League Baseball pitcher, I also wanted to see if I could strike him out on three pitches, just like Neil Allen struck me out.
So after splashing around in the Gulf of Mexico for a little while, we found a quiet corner on the beach and claimed it as our beach Wiffle Ball field.
You’ll have to watch the video below to see what happened. I’ll admit, the video is edited. But that makes it more fun to watch. Please give it a thumbs up on YouTube if you like it.