Saturday, May 7, 2011

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe...

Around here we are currently in the midst of t-ball/baseball season. My son is 5 so they get several chances to hit a pitched ball before relying on the use of the tee.  We've had several games thus far and Little Man has been harbouring a deep longing for the game ball. Well, it finally happened. We played two games this week and he not only received the game ball, but he also received a different kind of ball at Monday night's game.
You got it; he got the tough guy ball! He was running from first to second when a kid from the opposing team went to tag him. Instead of going for he body, the kid went for his face. He basically hit him in the face with the hand that had the ball inside the glove. I realize these are 5-6 year olds but I think someone needs to let them know we don't aim for the face! Luckily he was fine but he did cry (he's pretty good about not crying unless it really hurts though). Another kid got the game ball that night but one of the coaches came up with the idea of giving Little Man the "Tough Guy" ball for taking a hit and getting right back in the game. So, here's this kid who's been waiting for a game ball and which one do you think is his favorite? You betcha. The game ball is great but, a "Tough Guy" ball? That's cool. No one else has one of those. He may have just graduated to Big Man!

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