Friday, May 2, 2008

The Victory and the E.R. Visit

I will start off by saying, LISTENING WORKS!! Michael's team finally won a baseball game. Well, the word 'won' is a slight understatement. I do believe 'spanked' would be a more appropriate description. The final score was 21-4. How excited those little guys must have been to come out of a game victorious!! In all honesty, I don't think they care as long as they get their free hot dog at the end of the game. You can't blame them....a man has got to have priorities.
There is just one glitch to this fairy tale ending. You always have to include the character in the story that did not listen and the lesson he/she learned 'the hard way'.
Mike (husband/coach) had been yelling at this one young man who was playing right field to 'pay attention'! What did this little guy do.....not pay attention! Well, this type of behavior is well and good when you are in the outfield but in the infield with bats may want to keep your eyes peeled and listen to the adults. Visualize the following scenario if you can.......

LESSON LEARNED THE HARD WAY: The batter hit the ball, dropped the bat, and started to run. The next man to hit is in the on deck circle, swinging the bat in order to warm up (this is my child by the way). The kid who has not been listening decides he wants to get the bat the guy just dropped despite the dugout mom telling everyone to stay seated until it is their turn to hit. Hence, the non-listening child gets creamed in the mouth with a warm up swing from my son who did not know this kid was coming up on him. Parents are running out on the field, blood everywhere. You get the idea. I do know that no teeth were found on the field. That is definitely a plus. The child was rushed to the ER and 6 stitches in the lip later, he is OK.

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