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Play Ball

It’s official! I’m a T-Ball mom!  I was apprehensive about how this would go.  Would RJ like playing? Would he get along with the other kids? Would the kids like him? Would he like them? Would he like is coach? Would I like the coach? Would I like the other moms? Would I be the only black mom? Would he be any good?

Well, this week we will have our 3rd game and all of my questions have been answered.  RJ absolutely LOVES t-ball!! He loves his coach and hangs on his every word.  He likes the kids….enough and they him.  In the beginning, we did have to reprimand him, more than once, for laughing at the kids who have trouble hitting the ball.  Yes, I have THAT kid. Thankfully, he’s over that now.  All it took was a kid he laughed at to hit a ball that he couldn’t catch.  That Karma, she’s a real B!  I really like the other moms. I am the only black mom and RJ is the only brown kid.  RJ is actually pretty darn good, by t-ball standards.  *It helps that Hubby has been playing with him in the house o_O, and outside since he could hold a foam bat.*  He wants to learn all aspects of the game. Once he hits the field he is ALL business, game face on, don’t mess with him.

Before they  started practicing in March, I Googled all I could find on t-ball and I came across this article that I’ve found out is spot on!  There are kids on the team who have no interest in t-ball at all. Their parents just want them to be there.  *The coach’s kid is on that list and the coach is very aware of it!*  There are kids who literally play in dirt during practice and the games.  One little boy just hangs out in the dugout the entire time.  Out of the 9 kids, aged 3-4, on the team, only 3, RJ included, are serious about playing ALL the time.

I’m not sure if his love for baseball will last forever, but Hubby and I are enjoying his enthusiasm for the game right now.

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8 Comments

  • Reply Krissy April 23, 2014 at 11:57 am

    he’s so cute! Jas said she wants to play baseball but I don’t believe her. She’s such a girly girl so we’re gonna do ballet lol

    • Reply Jenni April 24, 2014 at 11:48 am

      Our god-daughter is a girly girl, also. She does dance and gymnastics and she loves it. I’ve never met your daughter, but I’m seen her pictures and I think she’s going to LOVE ballet!

  • Reply Claresa April 24, 2014 at 12:29 am

    He is the cutest little thing in his uniform! I think it’s great he’s so serious about the game, and plays so well. I didn’t even know 3-4 year olds could focus like that.

    • Reply Jenni April 24, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      I think it’s more typical for them to not be that focused. I guess that’s why the majority play in the dirt. Also, baseball isn’t a sport with constant activity. So, you really have to love it or you’ll get bored quickly. That’s the truth for adults, so imagine 3-4 yr olds!

  • Reply Mimi April 24, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Girl. You saw my post. My daughter isn’t the least bit interested but I plan to keep her in a sport at all times so we’ll try something different in the fall. She’ll probably cheer.

    We have a few on our team like your son that clearly has been playing since they could hold a bat. One is the “pitcher”, he gets that ball and runs it to home like a champ. He needs to be in the league above them.

    It is so cute to see them now. In a few years it will be all competitive and not so much fun.

    • Reply Jenni April 24, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      Oh, the competitiveness starts early! Girl, his coach also coaches “Coach’s Pitch” the next level up from t-ball. The kids are 5-7 and he says those coaches and teams are strictly business.

  • Reply LaShawn April 25, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    It is so so so funny to watch the tball games! I swear, the coach’s are more upset than anyone. Pookah loves baseball! At least until I mention soccer!

  • Reply MrsTDJ May 9, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    I love it!! LittleTDJ is doing gymnastics and dance. He says he wants to play tennis, so we’ll try that this summer and see what happens. So cute that RJ is actually interested in the game. High five T-ball mom!

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