Watching the Big Boys play
I’ve written before about Little League and one of my son’s adventures and successes this season in A Father's pride and followed up in Follow up to A Father's Pride... he wins the Game Ball!.
I’ve also featured and antics of my youngest son, and his teammate, both chasing the ball in We can't all chase the ball
Today, we were all spectators as Veronica and I took them to watch the Big Boys play baseball. We saw the Cal Bears host Stanford in a Sunday afternoon game that was a great time. Keep in mind that my boys are 7 and 5. The older one is playing in his first season with a pitching machine (score isn’t kept, the whole rotation bats through in the first inning, all kids get 7 pitches) and the younger one is in his very first season of T-ball where the coaches draw circles in the infield to show the youngsters where to stand. They’re young and the version of baseball they play isn’t exactly like the college level ball.
Evans Diamond at UC Berkeley is a great field that allows you to get close to the game and really see what is going on. So, amongst the nachos and the frozen treats, I managed to explain a couple of things about baseball to my sons. I don’t know that the specific lessons taught will be remembered but the day will be, so that’s all that matters.
Veronica also took the opportunity to talk to the boys about college and what their future could hold (she does that every time we go to a college town). A little sunburned but it was a great day. Too bad the Bears lost to Stanford.
Mark Delgado, DRE#01880416
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