On Saturday, March 18th, at the Field of Dreams at the Palisades Recreation Center, the Pacific Palisades Baseball Association (or PPBA as we call it) hosted their annual Pancake Breakfast. The event kicks off the season every year and was originally scheduled for the 11th, but was postponed due to the weather - crazy rain! However, that didn't stop everybody from showing up to eat pancakes, drink coffee and support the league. Councilwoman Traci Park was in attendance and told the crowd “Baseball teaches kids courage, teamwork, and dedication. When they high five the other team, they learn about respect. I wish some of my colleagues had learned to play baseball.”
Rob McElhenney of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia and Welcome to Wrexham fame threw out the first pitch and was gracious enough to take photos with all of his fans (and there were A LOT). True to form, he had us all laughing saying "I hope that none of you kids know who I am. If there are any parents here who let their kids watch my show you are bad parents, full stop." He then added, "I want you to recognize… not everyone is so lucky to have their parents and their friends show up for them, day in and day out… to cheer them on."
Congratulations to Bob Benton and all of the PPBA volunteers for another wonderful event!