Archives for Baseball

Little League Baseball Begins again!

It’s time for fall baseball! My loyal readers, bless your hearts, know that I’ve been in something of a withdrawal since spring baseball was finished in mid-June. There have been no funny stories about parents going at each other, no heroic stories about kids doing brave deeds in the name of the game and no ...
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Children and Compassion

I was reading an article recently that was discussing a study showing results indicating that babies have a strong sense of fairness and altruistic features. While I don’t know if I agree with the results, as I’ve read reactions citing that altruistic reactions could also be due to other factors and there is no causation ...
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Coaches as role models

Down at the little baseball diamond, the parents of little league players sit through most weather conditions on steel bleachers that are excruciatingly hot in the summer, freezing cold on those fall and spring evenings and when it rains? They can collect puddles with the best buckets made. We frequently trade stories of our kids, ...
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Integrity after the Nashville flood

When Nashville was flooded at the end of April last year, it shook the community. Strangely enough, Nashville didn’t get much national media coverage, nor did we receive very much financial assistance from outside sources. Celebrities outside of Nashville didn’t rush to hold telethons to help us nor did the President rush in to assist ...
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C’mon, BLUE!

Dear umpires, I know that you put up with a lot of junk from angry parents and unhappy children. You work in hot weather and have to wear nasty padding and risk overheating a lot of the time. You chance being hit by balls or bats or even flying little bodies on a regular basis and ...
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Letter to the opposing coach

Dear opposing team VOLUNTEER DAD coach, Last night, as I sat in the rain to watch my 9-year-old play, after my full day of practicum and class, I watched you make a donkey of yourself. You made me really angry, so what I am about to say is probably going to shock you and several other ...
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Things you don’t say to other people’s kids

Well, baseball fans, Fall season ’09 is upon us and the one thing we know already about Fall Season ’09 is this: it’s not about the competition. In our league, fall is a time for learning. Kids move up to the next level, if applicable, and often, this is a time for kids that have never ...
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