Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Story of a T-ball Player

 We finally ventured in to the world of sports in our house.  We haven't done sports at our house yet.  We really don't have an excuse except that it didn't seem all that important (I know kids should play sports so they can learn how to be a team player and be healthy yadda, yadda, yadda). 

So this year, Kevin decided that John Derrick needed to play t-ball.  So we signed him up and it has been whole lot of fun.  John Derrick is playing for the Pirates.  He has been excited ever since he found out what team he plays for.  Above is him saying, "Pirates! Arrrrrg!" with his finger crooked to look like a pirate hook and his eye closed for a pirates eye patch.

The funny thing about John Derrick and T-ball is that he is a VERY laid-backed little boy.  He is ready to go to every practice and every game but when it time to hit the ball he gets up there and hardly swings.  He just manages to get the ball off the T and just past where it is not a foul ball and then he runs hard halfway to the base and then he finds it more exciting to kick up the dust so he starts to shuffle his feet.  When he is in the outfield, he at least doesn't spend the whole time playing in the dust but he is definitely not paying attention.  The most exciting position that he plays is third base.

You know what?  I don't care.  He is having fun and I am having fun watching him.  We try to get him excited and it doesn't do any good but he is one of the younger players on the team and next year we will try again and I bet he will do even better.


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