one of my earliest memories of the game was playing in a small league of neighborhood kids. we used to all gather after school at the local park and play until the streetlights came on. after awhile, we became quite good and news of this traveled. soon we were playing other neighborhood teams, however none could match our chemistry and play level. as things always do, after a while a few kids moved or lost interest and thus the game play ended but the memories live forever. i still live in the neighborhood and without fail, relive the memories of my childhood as I drive past the empty fields.