*Team names have been changed to protect the innocent and/or incontinent.
This is the first post in our new series called A Kid’s Eye View. Does your ball player ever tell you funny stories about things that happen during ballgames or practices? This is the place to share them.
My boys, Andrew, 14 and Jack 10, have a knack for wanting to share stories at the darndest times. Like half an hour past bedtime and in the mornings when we’re running out the door, late for school.
JACK (completely out of the blue): “A few weeks ago when we were playing that “Hurricanes” team, one of their players started peeing right there on third, like where I was standing!”
ME: “Seriously? On purpose?”
JACK: “I guess it was on purpose. I didn’t think I should ask him.”
ME: “So what did you do?”
JACK: “I was like ‘I’m not holding you on anymore!'”
ME: “Awesome job out there! You got eight strike outs. But why did you keep having to step off the mound?”
ANDREW: “Because Hunter (the catcher) wouldn’t stop laughing at me.”
ME: “Your face was red. I thought you were upset.”
ANDREW: “I was trying not to laugh too.”
ME: “What was so funny?”
ANDREW: “I don’t even know. We just kept cracking up.”