The scent of fresh-cut grass in the air.
"Ping!" as aluminum bats making contact with softly tossed baseballs from volunteer coaches.
Cheering kids as one of their teammates rounds the bases to score a practice homerun.
A blob of kindergartners leaving their positions to chase a ball (except the right fielder who's busy watching an airplane, and the shortstop who's digging a hole in the dirt with her cleat) while their coaches just sort of sigh and suggest that the catcher doesn't need to chase the ball into left field.
a pre-schooler's laugh as her father pushes her on the swings while they wait for her big brother to finish practice on the nearby field.
These are a few of my favorite things that are eating my free time right now.