Saturday, May 2, 2009

Family baseball fun. Cheaper then a ticket to a movie.

I have a hard time avoiding the back aisles of Target where the shelves are packed with mis-matched clearance items. I slow down and access the merchandise, none of which we really need and all of which is on sale. It's like putting candy in front of a baby.

On my latest Target run, I noticed a "Pop A Pitch" baseball setup that was marked down 50% to just a little over $8.00. Cheaper then a ticket to a movie. And so the setup found refugee in my cart since baseball season did just start and who couldn't use another summer backyard fun activity? Upon arriving home, my SKYPE was ringing on my computer and my father (on his webcam) witnessed me unpacking my latest clearance item.
"What a piece of plastic junk."

"Okay. Dad... "

"In my days we tied a ball to a string and hung it up on a tree." He sighed out loud through the computer screen.

Today. We had the chance to try out our new "piece of plastic junk" for $8.00. And... it was a huge HIT! Pun intended, teehee. It is easy to set up, requires no batteries, and works perfectly. The ball shoots up at the same location every time and is great practice.

It was a nice ego booster for a boy that just started playing baseball on a real league.

And equally as nice of an ego booster for a father that hasn't played real baseball since his college days.

It kept our entire family busy on a lazy Saturday and was well worth the $8.00.

(Not being compensated for this post. Might be adding a lot more of my Target run finds here. If Target is reading.... call me, mkay?)

3 comments:

Krystyn said...

I love the Target end caps. You never know what you are going to find.

This was definitely "a hit!"

Heather @ Domestic Extraordinaire said...

The last picture almost looks like Fifi may have pitched him that ball.

Love the back aisles at Target-they are my biggest weakness.

Suzanne said...

That looks like a lot of fun!