Blog by: Grace Ramey
Today, a few of us had the pleasure to report on Kids & Kubs, a team consisting of players 75 years of age and older. As much as I have enjoyed reporting on the Mets, Twins and other teams, I think I enjoyed today the most.
When I first heard about Kids & Kubs, I immediately was interested. I always value conversations with those older than me. They always have the most fascinating stories to share — a goldmine for journalists.
Today, I was able to film, photograph and interview the team, learning their history and goals. Every single one of the players was extremely kind and willing to share with us.
What surprised me the most was how well they played. While they may be withered with age on the outside, the Kids & Kubs players hit the field rejuvenated in a way reminiscent of their young, energetic playing days.
A sign posted on the North Shore Park diamond fence read, “You don’t stop playing because you’re old. You’re old because you stop playing.”
Several of the players I spoke to talked about how appreciative they were of the exercise and youthfulness they get from playing with the team. To them, it isn’t just a sport — it’s energy, life and camaraderie.
These men and women proved to me how age is just a number. As one of the players said to me, “You only have one life. Get out there and do things you enjoy.”