and so it ends
July 21, 2007
His last Little League game ever. Next year it is the Babe Ruth League. Playing on the big field, where once again the big boys will be small boys, and the homeruns won’t flow quite so easily.
After being spanked by the same team last week, they rallied and ended up winning the tournament. I almost cried. Happiness for the kids, for the coaches, my son who pitched in the last two innings and subsequently aged me several years. These kids have been playing together on the All Star team since they were 9 yrs old. And every year they came in second place.
The coach was giving them a pep talk and said he was tired of them always being the “bridesmaid” I am not sure any of the kids understood the reference. Nor did they understand when he yelled, “Finally the bride!” after they won. But I laughed.
He was such a great coach.
And so, the season is over.
Until next year.
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