Play Ball!

It’s America’s pastime.

Last Saturday, Clinton Baseball Inc. and Clinton Softball held their all-star championships — 6 and under through 14 and under for baseball, 8 and under through 14 and under for softball.

The games had it all — fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, parents rooting and encouraging, hots dogs (and nachos) and cold sodas, and games on the diamonds.

The play started at 10 a.m. and didn’t finish until more than nine hours later.

“Is this heaven?” Shoeless Joe Jackson asks Ray Kinsella in “Field of Dreams.”

So, is this heaven?

No, it’s the Jaycee Park ballfield complex.