We finally broke out the pitching machine my husband had as a kid. It's been in the garage for longer then I care to think about. But we broke it out this weekend and got it set up to play with the kids. What a blast! I was shocked at the speed that it threw the ball. YIKES! The kids however loved it. Mackenzie much more then her brothers. She lasted for hours just playing catch with it. The boys got hot and headed inside after just a few pitches.