Today, University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital gastrointestinal (GI) specialist Ritu Verma, MD, shares information about common GI issues in general, as a contributor to the podcast series Things You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask a Doctor. Dr. Verma also shares a video with information about GI symptoms and COVID-19 in kids.
Things You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask a Doctor Also, we know a lot of our kids have GI symptoms in general. In a lively conversation with podcaster Kat Carlton, Dr. Verma sheds light on dealing with kids’ GI conditions during Episode 6 of Things You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask a Doctor.
Several topics are covered, including:
When to be concerned about the color or smell of stool
First and foremost, our hope is you and your family are healthy during these uncertain times that have caused disruption for all. A huge thank you to those on the front lines and to the hero’s at home, that are now shouldering the responsibilities of many different roles.
As we all work together to flatten the curve and minimize the spread of COVID-19, Frankfort Baseball continues to monitor the situation and the associated recommendations by health and government officials. In cooperation with current social distancing recommendations and shelter-in place orders, we are currently working behind the scenes and are optimistic that baseball can be played when it is safe to do so.
Though the season may look different, our intent as an organization is bring baseball to Frankfort this summer, if at all possible. We are exploring options of a late start in-house season and possible later summer play as permissible by state & local directives. Due to the current fluidity of the COVID-19 situation, we are not able to announce anything definitive for in-house at this time.
As for our travel teams, we are faced with a unique set of challenges. We are working on understanding how we can address these challenges as they are presented, such as tournament travel, etc. The coaches and Travel Director, Mike Bouck are working together to provide the best solutions for the impacted travel teams. We have also cancelled our Spring Classic Tournament scheduled for May 13-18, 2020. All registered teams are being offered a refund (minus any credit card processing fees) and/or the option to move their registration the Summer Sizzle Tournament scheduled for mid-July.
As we look towards the return of Frankfort Baseball, the best interests of our players and family’s safety, health and welfare are our top priority. We ask for your patience as we want to start the baseball season, just like you. As more information becomes available, we will share any updates as quickly as possible.
We look forward to being back on the fields with all of you soon.
President | Frankfort Baseball Inc.
We have proceeded to make improvements at both parks. We have started with the baseball dugouts. Below is an update on the renovations.
All painting of the dugouts at both Main Park and Commissioners Park is completed.
All new roofs and new metal drip caps of the dugouts at both Main Park and Commissioners Park are completed.
All of the grounds crew new overhead doors now have new weather-stripping, new pull handles and new locks installed (see Main -Bronco Grounds OVHD Door pic as an example).
All (14) dugouts have new player equipment boxes installed and painted (see Commish – Bronco 1st Base Front pic as example).
All coaches closets at both Main Park and Commissioners Park have new doors, new frames, new hardware and new locksets .
Main E: New concrete slabs for both dugouts were poured. 1st base and 3rd base dugout wood framing with player benches, helmet cubbies and painting will be completed.
Main Park (B, D, and Borg) dugouts. Remove and replace the siding, fascia, plywood roof sheathing and roof shingles. New hollow metal frames, doors and new hardware for coaches’ closets. New overhead doors for the grounds crew sheds. Painting to follow.
The same process above will be applied to Commissioners Park dugouts as well once Main Park is completed.
We are very excited to announce the 2020 Frankfort Baseball Spirit Wear & Team Store. This store has items for all of our team's needs including Eagles and Force.
**Order your items by April April 30, 2020. Your items will be hand-delivered the week of May 17, 2020. Orders will be processed and HAND-DELIVERED to your front porch at NO charge. Please indicate any special instructions under "special delivery considerations."
There are many logo options to pick from. From the "Official" Frankfort Baseball Logo, to "Force" to "Eagles" to "Elite" team, we have you covered!
In addition, you can personalize almost everything we offer! Do you need a number on the back of a hat you already have for your team? Let us help you there! Do you need any name/number personalization on the back of a jersey you already have for your team? Let us help you there!
**NIKE Hoody inventory is limited. If the item is not available, it will show you upon ordering.
Team Banners? We have you covered! Contact us for your needs!
This is an official spirit wear store as authorized by Frankfort Baseball & Frankfort Travel Baseball.
Lincoln-Way East Summer Baseball Camp Come join Coach Eric Brauer and staff from LWE as players from area youth baseball programs come and learn technique and fundamentals. There will be camp sessions for both youth and high school grades in the Fall of 2020. Camp will take place at the East Campus in Frankfort. Fees vary depending on grade and includes a t-shirt. You will return home to your team a better baseball player!
Click here to download the Youth registration and info flyer. Click here to download the High School registration and info flyer.
You can sign up for summer campson-line by going to the camp registration website https://lwe.8to18.com. You will need to create an account to view the camps available as well as registering for camps.
Register now for this year's tournament.
Play on beautiful grass, clay fields & under the lights!!!
Dates: Thursday May 14th to Sunday May 17th. THIS IS A FULL-TIME TOURNAMENT
Silver and Gold Level Teams (seeded) 8U – 14U Format: 3 Game Minimum with a maximum of 8 teams, ILTBL Rules Apply for each level with a continuous batting order if not indicated, Roster maximum of 15 players, Birth Certificates and proof of insurance required prior to 1st game. Concessions, Bleachers and indoor restrooms at fields. Frankfort Baseball supplies Umpires / Game Balls.
IS NOW OPEN FOR 2020!
Welcome to Frankfort Baseball!
Below is a brief description of the different divisions we offer within Frankfort Baseball. Frankfort Baseball offers a baseball program designed to provide the opportunity for our players to build their skills in a fun, relaxed environment. Generally, practices begin in April and games begin in May and end by July 1st. Teams are assigned in March. Managers will contact players when practices begin in early spring. Frankfort Baseball provides a hat, jersey and socks to players in Shetland, I6, I7, Pinto, Mustang and Bronco leagues. Players are responsible for baseball pants and cleats. Please wait until you are assigned a team before purchasing your pants.
For the 2019 and 2020 seasons, Frankfort Baseball has added a $50 Capital Fund Fee. This fee was established for the future safety of our players, coaches, and spectators at our Ball fields. These additional funds will be used strictly to refurbish all dugouts ,replace fencing and netting at our Main Park fields. We will be communicating the entire plan in future emails to all Frankfort Baseball Families.
As in the past, fees must be paid via credit card at the time of registration. Our website lists all the fees. Save money now and register before the holiday bills pile up! Payment for registration fees and refundable volunteer fee are required at time of registration. If payment is not made at the time of registration, the registration is automatically deleted.
Below is a brief description of the different divisions we offer within Frankfort Baseball. If you have any questions or for any "play up" requests, please send an email to Brad Baker, Player Personnel Director at
The Shetland Division is for players that are 5 years old as of 08/31/2020. The Shetland division is a T-ball division. At this level players are introduced to the very basics of baseball. This league does not keep score or record outs and uses a continuous batting order where every player bats every inning. A softer safety baseball is used.
The Instructional 6 (I6) Division is for players that are 6 years old as of 08/31/2020. At this level players continue their basic skill development in a purely instructional format, where coaches pitch to the players. This league does not keep score, but outs are recorded. Rules are modified for the youngsters to incorporate fun with player development appropriate for this age group. A softer safety baseball is used.
The Instructional 7 (I7) Division is for players that are 7 years old as of 08/31/2020. At this level players continue their basic skill development in a purely instructional format. This league does not keep score, but outs are recorded. At this level coaches pitch the first half of the season with the players being introduced to pitching during the second half of the season. Rules are modified for the youngsters to incorporate fun with player development appropriate for this age group. A softer safety baseball is used.
The Pinto Division is for players that are 8 years old as of 08/31/2020. At this level players are exposed to more facets of the game of baseball, including pitching, walks, extra-base hits and use of a regulation baseball. There are some Rules that are modified for the youngsters to incorporate fun with player development appropriate for this age group.
The Mustang Division is for players that are 9 or 10 as of 08/31/2020. The Mustang Division players make a big step towards a more complete level of baseball. It is a competitive division, where umpires call the game and scores and league standings are kept. Stealing is allowed only after the pitch has reached the batter. Games are pitched entirely by the players.
The Bronco Division is for players that are 11 or 12 as of 08/31/2020. The Bronco Division is where you begin to play more competitive baseball and follow the rules of Major League Baseball closely. Players are allowed to lead-off and steal from all bases, and the diamond is now 70 feet. Managers have the opportunity to execute the finer tactics of advanced baseball.
The Pony Division is for players that are 13 or 14 as of 08/31/2020. The Pony Division is a competitive division best characterized by fewer players, fewer teams, and bigger fields. By now the players should have an understanding of the rules of the game and acquired the skills and attitude necessary for a more competitive game of baseball. Regular Major League rules are used. The diamond is now 80 feet. Emphasis is placed not only on individual skill development, but, also on team strategies. Players will adjust to larger fields, stronger defenses, and more experienced pitchers and are motivated by their eagerness to play baseball.
The Colt Division is for players that are 15 or 16 as of 08/31/2020. The Colt Division is a competitive division played on a Major League sized field.
The Palomino Division is for players that are 17 or 18 as of 04/30/2020. The Palomino Division is a competitive division played on a Major League sized field.
The Collegiate Division is for players that are 17 thru 28 as of 04/30/2020. The Collegiate Division is a competitive division played on a Major League sized field.
If you are interested in Collegiate Eagles, please contact Scott Kendrick at
Congratulations to the Champions and Thank you for all of the teams and families for your patience as Mother Nature tried to wash us out but with no success. So many people to thank from the army Volunteers and Parents that assisted and supported the program during the past 5 days of the 2019 Spring Classic. The weather was not kind to us this year, but with every challenge we had to overcome there were the people who were there to make sure the tournament didn’t get cancelled.
Opportunities are available to earn your volunteer refund.
Click here to sign up for one or more of these events and complete your volunteer duty early! You must get an email confirmation to be successfully signed up for a volunteer opportunity. Please only click once on the assign tab otherwise you can remove yourself if you click twice.
Support Frankfort Baseball by making a donation or shopping online - we will earn cash with every purchase! This is an amazing fundraising tool for our organization. Through the generosity of FlipGive, family and friends across the country had the opportunity to support us by donating directly or shopping through FlipGive. There are some very innovative and unique companies in the FlipGive family that provided special gifts and help our organization at the same time.
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The Frankfort Park District enacted an ordinance effective March 14, 2014, prohibiting the use and possession of tobacco products on park district fields. Please be aware of this and inform your families and friends that come to the park.