A quick update to the Baseball All Star “reward.” At the pool the other morning I overheard parents talking about how it was sad that their son could not swim because of baseball. I had to find out more so I asked “did his coach tell him (a 2nd grader) not to swim?” Yep, he did. Wait a minute! Is this a South Park episode? I do not suggest that South Park is “good” show to watch but if you can stomach the language, lewdness and racism they frequently have a very good point.
There was an episode about how all the kids got angry with post-season baseball and all the parents were happy because their kids were so good at the game. The kids kept trying to loose each game taunting each other with things like “Watch out.. we are going DOWN!” But I digress.
Of all the sports to limit physical activity beforehand, Baseball? There is only one sport that I can think of (I acknowledge this is very limiting) that does double-headers and on occasion triple-headers… Baseball! Is it really all that tiring? Now if in our future one of the Triplets wants to play “travel-ball” or make All Stars I would be proud of them but not any more so than if they just enjoy having fun being a kid. I would also have them decide whether or not to do it with the full knowledge of what they are getting into. “I want to be sure you understand that you will be REQUIRED to… (watch us swim while you rest, practice x amount of hours a day, etc…”
I don’t really have a problem with all this if it is what the kid chooses to do. I do think they need to be exposed to sports and many sports but that is why they have camps. If our kids commit to a season then they will see it through. No quitters. I won’t make them start a season but I won’t let them quit one either.
Of course this is all in theory as we are not in sports yet:) LOL!
It is said that power corrupts, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.