Which is the Best Spring Sport to Play at Friends

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The winter is looong. It is full of snow days, indoor sports, and lots of layers. But every year around Mid-March, the sticks, bats, clubs, and racquets come out and the sports move into the sun. As Robin Williams once said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, let’s party!” The Friends School community wants to know: what is the best spring sport to play?

When asked about lax, our two Johns Hopkins signees were eager to comment. Carli of house Freeman stated that there is nothing like walking down to the turf and “ripping some twine.” Owen of house McManus said “[I] love the fresh scent of tossing some clean mints around.” I believe a “mint” is another term for lacrosse ball. Who are we to know?

The racquet sports are alive and well this year. Badminton is welcoming in a new coach to join forces with the legendary Tom Buck. That is reason enough to play badminton. Maybe this calls for an FN…B?

From FNB to FNT. Tennis stud Charlie of house Hallock was asked why tennis is the best sport on campus, and he responded “We have never won a single conference match. But no question, the best team is men’s tennis. You feel me? To anyone who does not think this is true, us tennis players would like to say, trust the process, baby.”

I, Jake of house Rainess, personally believe it is baseball. Am I biased? Maybe. But seriously, there is nothing better than chirping in the dugout and spitting some Old Bay-flavored seeds. As Rogers Hornsby once said, “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.”

Moral of this story: Enjoy the sun and do what makes you happy.


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