In the summer
of 2011, my son Ponder (who loved playing baseball in his younger days but was just an
average player), came up to bat just as I was about to leave the game
to go to a stained glass appointment. Suddenly, the planets were
aligned just right and the wind died down and Ponder HIT ONE OVER THE
FENCE! Literally! It happened at one of the league's full-sized
baseball fields - one with a tall fence surrounding the outfield. On
his generally timid swing was replaced by the powerful swing of a young
boy approaching manhood, and it connected just right, sending the
beyond the fence.
Thankfully, I was there to see it happen. As he rounded third and
headed for home, his teammates gathered at home plate to welcome
the hero into their arms. That summer, only three guys on his team hit
homeruns, and I was very proud to be the father of one of them.
Having a dad who makes stained glass can sometimes be a cool thing, especially when that dad is so jazzed by something that he just has to
immortalize it in glass. And sure enough, I created this fantasy
baseball stained glass artwork to commemorate the occasion. Only time
will tell if the rest of it comes true.
In any case, a stained glass gift like this would be ideal for any boy
or young man on the special occasion of a birthday, Bar Mitzvah, confirmation, or
This artwork measures 24" wide and 19" high, including the 3/4" zinc
came edge that provides strength and gives the artwork a framed look
without a wood frame. The glass is held together with the copper foil
method. The lettering is cut from sticky vinyl.