Baseball

Man I am so proud of my son, he is trying his hardest in baseball and doing good. This is the first year the kids are pitching to themselves and he is standing in there and getting hits. Difficult to stand there with some of those wild pitches coming at you and get a hit, but he is gutting it out. They won their first 2 games, we have decent pitchers and I think we are gonna kick some serious butt. Got to remember we are doing this for fun though and winning is not everything. Just want to see him succeed and try his hardest. Being one of his coaches puts me right in the dugout with all the kids and I love praising those kids when they do a good job. Also correcting them when they goof up. Lessons in life and I get to be a part of that, how lucky am I.

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imneiss
imneiss

Good luck with the coaching, but more importantly with the father thing! I seen too many rotten coaches take the fun out of the game by cussing at the kids and making them feel like they stink... when really it\'s the coach that has problems... good sportsmanship is important! Good luck - Play ball!
buster2701
buster2701

Excellent to be part life lessons. My husband was an active boy scout leader until he got our son to Eagle Scout. Lots of camping trips and selling stuff to make money for the troop. I was a Big Sister in BBBS. They did not have enough men volunteers so I got this little, little shy boy who did not even say a work to me until like our third meeting. We started as a school lunch time meeting when he was a fourth grader. We continued doing movies, having a dinner out, videos games, etc until he got to high school. We still email and I talk to his mom occasionally. He took a lot of hits because he had growth issus and he was very small. But it was fun mentor someone. We are lucky people. Have a good day.
deleted_user
deleted_user

That sounds like so much fun. Good luck.
JeanCarlin
JeanCarlin

I\'m glad you have so much fun coaching the team and spending so much time with your son. It\'s so good to hear. Quite a few men out there don\'t take the time to enjoy their children like you do. Be stern, but remember it\'s just a game and don\'t be too hard on the guys, it\'s supposed to be fun.
Enjoy the season and good luck!!!
deleted_user
deleted_user

You are making memories! Those were the best of times when raising my kids. I loved being in the dugout, hugging the kids (or giving high five) when they come in from the field. When we are just sitting around talking, my kids will say, \"mom remember that one all-star game when so and so hit that home-run\"...How great to be there! To be part of those memories! Great job Charlie! Your son is lucky to have you as a dad!