June 22, 2008
One championship won.
The season is winding down, except for my oldest son who is just gearing up and will be playing through August. But co-ordinating the practice and game schedule for one kid will be a cake walk after this season of trying to juggle four different teams.
The coach said one nice thing about all the kids as he handed them their trophies. Some were nice like “great hitter” or “all around good player.” Some were so-so like, “never met a pitch he didn’t like to swing at” or “tries really hard, even though he never hits anything.” Of course his own kid walked on water while turning it into wine.
He said my son could “run like the wind.” Which is true, he can run incredibly fast. You know when he actually hits the ball and doesn’t do things like get his hand stuck in his pocket.
My seven year old got a trophy as an honorary member of the team. He went to all the practices with the team, but he is only seven and not eligible to play with them. This disappointed the coach so. He would have loved to trade my blonde son with the bad attitude for the little one with the fiery spirit.
So the coach gave him and another younger brother of a member of the team trophies and called them the team good luck charms. As soon as they started sitting in the dugout with the team, the team went on a winning streak.
I am not sure if you can tell by the photo above that he did not like that trophy one bit. Nope, he wasn’t pleased at all.
Friday my 12 year old had his championship game. They are thus far undefeated. But we all know that means absolutely nothing. I am just hoping they win for no other reason than the series will end. Since it is a double elimination series they would have to continue playing. And I would have to continue driving him to the field. The trophies should really be inscribed with the names of the players mothers.