Slovakia Update #65 – Teaching a Slav Baseball

Today I am going to take it a bit more relaxed, so please bear with me here. Today I wrote my next post in my series on the Slovak National Uprising, which you can check out here. But first, let’s get the the meat of today’s subject: I taught someone who had never even swung a baseball bat how to play an American classic.

Right after school we hoped on the bus, and made our way down to Namestie Slobody, or in English: Freedom Square. Right below the Slovak National Uprising Museum is a large brass field, and that was where we decided to play baseball. Now, I am no coach, nor am I an exceptionally good player; but I did try my best to teach my friend how to catch, throw, and swing a bat. We were out on the field for about an hour and a half, and when we finished I asked him if he had any questions, comments or concerns. This is what he told me:

“When can we play again?”

Tomorrow I am getting another friend to play, so hopefully there will be three of us. You never know, we might be able to scrape together a team! I don’t think we would have much competition though, as when I asked where the nearest baseball team practiced, they told the the only one in the country was in Bratislava, the capital. 

That’s all that happened today, now I am going to talk about a few housekeeping items. Firstly, I apologize for yesterday’s posts image quality. It was not the best, because I had to borrow the images from Ashley and Nicole. For some reason I thought that I wouldn’t need it, and I came to regret it. It is my goal to have only top quality images and posts (although that second one can be debatable), and I am fairly disappointed in myself for not keeping consistent. 

Today’s word of the day is:

Slobody – Freedom

Pronounced in English like Slobodee. I know it is kind of cheating, but it is relevant to the topic of today’s post. 


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