The coaching philosophy espoused by Whitman Shenk elevates fun, but baseball also "teaches you lessons of life, about patience, about failure, about teamwork," he said. His AAA team opened the season last Saturday in Point Reyes Station.   Teresa Mathew

It was a bright and blue opening day, and a promising young player was being reminded that it would be okay if she got hit in the head with a stray ball—that was why she was wearing a helmet. Worries thus assuaged, and bats and mitts in hand, the third, fourth and fifth graders of the Point Reyes . . .

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