Saturday, April 17, 2010
A Disappointing Game For My Son
Well, Jeremiah's new baseball team, the Mariners, Moscow Mariners, not Seattle Mariner, obviously, remain undefeated, after their first game today. It was beautiful and sunny, and the boys won, 3 to 2. A very low scoring game. The result of two very skilled Cal Ripken teams. Jeremiah didn't get to play a lot. He was in left field after being promised a shot at the pitcher's mound, and no balls came his way. I think the close game caused the coaches to decide to put in their more experienced and more consistent pitchers in instead. Jeremiah was obviously upset afterward. I told him, he should be happy. His team won. There will be more games. The season has barely started. I don't think it helped that his first and only chance at bat, he struck out. He went down swinging, though. If you're going to go down, that's the way to do it. It didn't seem like he was into it really when he was up, though. Not his normal self. I think he was still bummed that they opted to put his fellow church friend and teammate, now for 2 years in a row, on the mound, instead. Brock did a great job and I hope he will be happy for him once he gets over his own disappointment. I have no doubt there will be other chances for him to find his place on the pitcher's mound. In the meantime, there are nine players out there and he needs to get his head in the game and realize he still has his part to play and he needs to play it with everything he has.