Week 5 52 Weeks in Magnolia, Texas A Visit to Contenders Choice Batting Cages

     Yogi Berra once said: “Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.” Source: Catcher in the Wry (Bob Uecker) Another way to keep the parents off the streets is to get them to Contenders Choice Batting Cages in Magnolia, Texas. 

Babe Ruth  said, “How to hit home runs: I swing as hard as I can, and I try to swing right through the ball…The harder you grip the bat, the more you can swing it through the ball, and the farther the ball will go. I swing big, with everything I’ve got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.” Source: Words of Wisdom (William Safire)  You can increase your chances of hitting home runs by spending some time in the batting cages.  Your stance, swing, every moment has to feel natural once you step on the field to an unruly crowd or a tight situation.  It is in those situations that you WILL fall back to the way you have practiced.  The way you stand, swing your hips, arms, wrists will all go back to habit.  Will you be ready for three balls, two strikes, two outs, home team, bases loaded, fifth inning time expired with the score 4-0 (not in your favor)??

Have mom or dad bring you out to Contenders Choice Batting Cages (with your bat, helmet and batting gloves).  They have extra bats and helmets, but nothing feels better than your own.  It’s all about helping you get into YOUR zone.  One dollar gets you 1 token which is 20 pitches. Five dollars gets you 6 tokens which is 120 pitches.  Thirty dollars gets you an hour with unlimited tokens. Summer hours are Monday-Friday 5pm-8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Closed Sunday.  Once Out 2 Eat Restaurant opens the cages will be open all day.  They have lights, a pitching tunnel for private lessons and six different cages with six different speeds to choose from.  If you play on a diamond you need to get into the cages and take it up a notch.  Softball, baseball, grab your bat, slop

  • Cage 1 Baseball  35-40 MPH Softball Slow Pitch
  • Cage 2 Baseball  45-50 MPH Softball Slow Pitch
  • Cage 3 Baseball  50-55 MPH
  • Cage 4 Baseball  65-70 MPH
  • Cage 5 Baseball  75-85 MPH
  • Cage 6 Softball    55-60 MPH Softball Fast Pitch


Located just over the left center fence of Field 8 Magnolia Baseball Association.  If your traveling West on FM 249 you’ll take the dirt road right after Sugar Bend Drive, Magnolia, Texas

Hank Aaron hit home run number seven-hundred and fifteen occurred April 8, 1974, at precisely 9:07 p.m. EST versus Al Downing in front of 53,775 fans.  Where will you be on Friday, April 8, 2011?  Will you be planning for the future by practicing in the present?

You can contact Contenders Batting Cages at: (281) 840-1300

This REALTOR’s Perspective:

Practice makes perfect.  It doesn’t matter if your buying or selling a home, you gotta practice.  “Scott, what could I possibly Practice?”  I’m asked.  To start with you have to practice living your life to the fullest.  What makes you and your family happy.  We are all here for a reason so we have to look for the things that truly make us happy.  Their is a difference between pleasure and happiness.  Pleasure comes from a good meal or an entertaining movie.  It is short lived and while pleasurable once it is consumed or the final reel is over, it’s over.  Happiness comes from doing something that gives a lasting feeling of satisfaction.  Taking the time to have tea with your daughter, listening about your spouses day at work, volunteering for a youth organization, or giving your son the opportunity to lead you in an activity.  That funny feeling you find in the back of your throat is happiness that you have received just for living life to the fullest.  By doing this it will help you to figure out not only how you want to live, but where you want to live.  Positive, actions breed positive reactions.  You’ll find that you want to live in a community that shares the same interests in living life as you do. 

Try this for a week, EVERY day.  Compliment someone for something positive they have done.  You may find that this is hard to do at first.  You might try to find the “perfect” action to compliment, that’s not the point.  The point is to practice the positive.  Give it a shot, “make someone’s day” and I hope this helps you to…..

Live Life to the Fullest,

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