Another surprise had awaited me that my family and I had no clue about. During the 4th inning, I got to announce in the press box with my cousin. At first I had freaked out a little because I was unaware that I would be announcing the 4th inning. My cousin was even invited with me to go and help announce. Having him there made me feel more relaxed because I have known him for a long time. The opportunity was amazing and felt pretty good, but there was one thing that I struggled with—announcing the players' names. It was difficult at times, but when I couldn’t pronounce the names correctly, I got to practice saying them before having to announce them. The guy that helped us was really nice and welcoming.
Overall, getting the opportunity to throw the first pitch with the Secretary of State and announcing the fourth inning with my cousin was incredible. It was an amazing experience and one I will never forget.
P.S. I will be reading my new book on kindness called, "Pippin and the Super Kind Friends Club," at the Salem Public Library on Wednesday, August 1 (tomorrow) at 12:50pm. I would love to see you there!