We’re heading out on our last family road trip of the summer today, and it’s one we’ve been thinking about for a very long time. My 12 year old son and his baseball team are competing in the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Tournament in Cooperstown, NY (home of the Baseball Hall of Fame), and for a 12 year-old baseball loving boy, there is no bigger deal.
With two baseball crazy boys, we’ve seen our fair share of practices, games and tournaments this summer, but this one’s different. This is the holy grail of baseball tournaments, and the organizers take their rules very seriously. Strict curfews enforced at night. Boys can be suspended for a game for wearing their caps backwards while at a diamond. And all players must wear “high socks” and white pants. White pants. On 12 year old boys. At the end of the season. You can see why I’ve been spending so much time thinking about this tournament.
I get it, baseball whites sure do look nice out on the mound at the beginning of the game.
But by the end of most games, those whites look decided un-white.
And I don’t want to be the one responsible for getting my son thrown out of an international baseball tournament because I couldn’t get that spot of dirt/grass/eyeblack/ketchup off his pants.
Earlier this summer the folks at OxiClean sent me a package of their products to test out and they’ve been my saving grace. The MaxForce Pure Whites line helps combat summer stains and keeps clothes looking their whitest without resorting to the harshness of bleach. It’s available in a powder and liquid format, and the new technology gets clothes up to 50 percent whiter.
I’ve been using it after every game on the boys’ uniforms and the stains come out, and the pants stay looking new. I’ve also used it on my own summer whites (which I treat with a lot more respect than the boys sliding pants and stinky socks), and I’ve been very impressed with this product.
So take me out to the ballgame, take me out with the crowd…LET’S PLAY BALL!
I was not compensated for this post, but was sent product for review purposes. All opinions are my own.