Wet, windy weather makes it hard to get on a baseball field this time of year. Which, in turn, makes it hard for players to stay on top of their game.
“Every year the weather gets worse and worse,” said Bill McNally, who along with his wife Melanie and fellow Plateau baseball parents Tony and Tina Rosenthal decided to do something about the dilemna.
The four met through a local Plateau baseball program and found they shared a vision. They pooled their resources and opened Mechanically Sound Baseball at 1725 Garrett St., behind Les Schwab in the former indoor soccer center.
The indoor baseball and fastpitch training facility includes three batting cages. The 7,000-square-foot building also includes space for pitching and fielding. It’s set up to accommodate youth and adult programs. The group also offers camps.
The leased warehouse has room to spread out.
“We hope to the grow the business and get a top-notch program in here,” McNally said.
MSB offers individual and team rentals, along with walk-in, between 5 and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Rental prices and packages range from 1/2 hour to 2 hours and from $20 to $150.
Calling ahead, 253-315-2083, is preferred.