It's that time again for the young sluggers and future stars of Los Angeles to shine brighter than a polished baseball under the Dodger Stadium lights. AM 570 LA Sports and LA Care Health Plan are rolling out the red carpet for the kiddie crowd with a youth baseball skills clinic, and they've tagged none other than baseball legend Steve Sax to play the host. For one day, the Best of the West Softball Complex will transform into a dream field for kids aged 7 to 14, looking to up their game and maybe, just maybe, snag an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2024 World Series.
According to the official announcement, the "First AM 570 LA Sports Youth Baseball Skills Clinic" will take center stage on Saturday, December 9th, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Children will have the chance to eagerly participate in MLB's Pitch Hit Run program, which, let's be honest, is a fast-track opportunity to grandstand at the big show next year.
The locals seem to be all in for this one. The City of Palmdale's Facebook account bubbled with excitement, clearly batting a thousand with community engagement. It's not every day a former big leaguer drops by for a spiel on baseball fundamentals. Steve Sax, a five-time All-Star with a resume to make any Little Leaguer's eyes pop, is set to coach, sharing insights that might just be the ticket to The Show for some of these kids.
While baseball clinics are a dime a dozen, this one comes with a twist: it's aligned with MLB's big-picture promotional efforts, and it's palpable that AM 570 LA Sports is not just looking to simply teach kids to hit and throw. They want to wedge themselves firmly into the fabric of local youth sports culture.