It’s spring. Baseball season is upon us. As is soccer. Being the independent and two completely different boys that were born only one year apart the boys chose different sports this season. Which means mom and dad are going crazy keeping up with practice and game schedules. Friday is the only day of the week (besides Sunday) we don’t have something going on after school. Cub Scouts, soccer practice and baseball practice same day, same time at two locations across town, speech practice for Zach, baseball games (on Thursdays and Saturdays). Sigh, I got tired just typing that.
Zach is seriously enjoying baseball and learning a little each time he goes. Like for example – you can’t actually throw the ball at a base runner a la kickball, or run a huge circle out of the baseline to avoid being tagged, or run the bases with your bat still in your hands. He had his first game Thursday and played left field (I kind of figured he’d be the right field kiddo). The boys get 6 pitches or 3 strikes and the coaches pitch to their own players. The first two innings there were a lot of three swings and three misses for both teams but on the Z’s second time around with bases loaded he got a decent little hit and made it to first base. I was so excited I forgot to take a picture. He made it all the way to third on his team mates hits but was finally forced out at home.
His team didn’t win but they kept it close and had some good plays. I know that he’ll get even better as he learns more about the game.
This guy however wanted to stick with soccer. The first game I don’t think he crossed mid field. He’s very intent on playing defense and keeping the other team from scoring. He won’t really kick it unless it comes toward him with no one else around. He improved a lot at game number two though. He kicked the ball down the field a few times and actually scored a goal. We were so happy!
He doesn’t like it when the other team scores or if he gets grass on his socks but we’ll take the baby steps – one game at a time. This weekend will be the only one where they have games at separate times, the other three weekends they play at the same time, across town from each other. Oh joy….
It's spring. Baseball season is upon us. As is soccer. Being the independent and two completely different boys that were...