Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Life in the Little Leagues
Anticipation: Rabbit Dragon and teammates waiting for their turn to bat at the big diamond during a fundraiser.
Ironic, when Monster Daddy was getting all excited by the start of Little League season, I was apprehensively looking forward to Rabbit Dragon's first time in the little league.
Now that the season's almost over, it's sad to hear that Monster D is having issues with his little leaguer's coach, while I've been thrilled at how much fun Rabbit Dragon is having, especially compared to my less-than-stellar memories. Everyone on his team gets to play, and its amazing to see how the kids (2nd graders and 1st graders) have gotten more skilled over the season. His coaches are amazing, and they're all volunteers. Plus, the 3 y.o. younger son of the team manager seems to be engaged to my 4 y.o. Princess Pony. Join LL, gain in-laws ;)
My dad cleared it up for me, one day while watching one of Rabbit Dragon's little league games. Turns out that back when I was a boy, the local LL teams really played to win. Because I sucked, I warmed the bench most of the time. No wonder I remember little league as a downer. Those experiences soured me on team sports all through school. I hope that Rabbit Dragon's postive experience becomes a positive influence on his life.