A day in the life of a baseball mom...

@miamilady (4924)
United States
June 20, 2009 10:48pm CST
My son started playing baseball again. He started his practices 2 weeks ago. He hadn't played in two years. He's 13 now. I made him skip one season when he started middle school. I wanted him to focus on school at the beginning of the year. One season turned into two years. He decided to start up again. He was pretty out of practice and out of shape, but today was his 4th practice. He seems to be starting to get back into shape. In a recent discussion I talked about my concerns with some of the things going on with his team. Mostly I was concerned about the way these kids talk. Well, today, during practice a fight broke out in the dugout! Oddly...it wasn't between two of the players. It was between a player and the coaches girlfriend! Apparently they are somehow related. I don't know what the argument was about, but he said or did something to her that she didn't like and she went a little nuts on him! Fortunately, my son was out in the field when it happened so he didn't have to see the commotion close up. Oddly, practice did continue. The coach kicked everyone out of the dugout who was not a player and made the team RUN again. That seems to be what he has they do when someone needs to cool down. It seems to work. The coach apologized to me afterwards. After THAT excitement, it started POURING down rain. We didn't see it coming. It was just a little cloudy...then it started raining, sorta light, it looked like it would pass. Then it started raining harder and the clouds just seemed to keep GROWING and they stopped moving.
2 responses
@savypat (20246)
• United States
21 Jun 09
It sounds like your son has a really good coach and that can make or break the team experience no matter how well they play ball. My Hubby has a team that there was no hope for they loft their pitcher and best hitter to illness. So he made up his mind to give the boys a great year anyway. What they learned about being a team and sharing life's little ups and and downs that year was so rewarding that many of the boys thanked him many years later.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
21 Jun 09
So sorry I just read this and spell check didn't help at all but I figure you know what happened here.
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
23 Jun 09
It looks like my son's coach is a good coach. I like him so far. My son seems to be improving already. This was his 5th practice. It sounds like your husband is a GREAT coach. I'm a big believer that it isn't all about winning. It's about helping your team to improve their game, regardless of wins or losses and yes, there are other important lessons to learn along the way in addition to "the game". Thanks for your post.
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
21 Jun 09
Well maybe the rain was sent to "cool things down" between the people. Sounds like the coach did a pretty good job taking care of things. A good coach can mean the world to a kid. I hope your son will do well and learn life lessons he wont find otherwise.
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
23 Jun 09
It probably was good timing with the rain. Yes, I think his coach handle things pretty well. I like him. My son seems to be improving already.