WHAT A MARIN DAD LEARNED FROM KIDS DURING BASEBALL SEASON
A Prayer for Owen Meany, Bad News Bears and Hardball are classic movies. They
all depict the ways life and baseball intersect and influence each other. Here in Marin,
like thousands of places across the country, we have our own life university called Little
League, where hundreds of young minds and bodies are made stronger through sport.
Kids start the season learning how to properly hold a mitt and end, one hopes, with a
bases-loaded bottom-of-the-ninth home run. To celebrate the beginning of baseball
season we reached out to a longtime Little League enthusiast, player and coach Michael
Cann, who along with his brother Peter coaches the Mill Valley Tigers.
BY MICHAEL CANN • ILLUSTRATIONS BY PETER AND MARIA HOEY
OF OUR OWN A League