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#296744 - 03/15/10 03:28 PM Re: First Tee-Ball Game [Re: St_PatGuy]
Adrian Offline
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I remember always wanting to hit the "elusive" home run. One game I made good contact and knew it was more than my usual single when I got to first base and the hometowners were yelling at my little butt to keep running...2nd base...RUN!! RUN!!...3rd Base...KEEP GOING!!!>>>slides into home plate<<< HOME RUN!!!....wait a minute....Ump sends me back to 2nd base says the ball got lost in the taller grass or something, calls it "interference"....the only time I came close to a T-ball homer \:\(
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#296759 - 03/15/10 04:53 PM Re: First Tee-Ball Game [Re: Adrian]
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I'm always amazed at how little league ball diamonds look the same the continent over.

Just do yourself a favour, don't let him pitch, unless he loses 100 IQ points and that's all he can do. Spoken as a former middle infielder and current Infield/Running Coach.

Bren R.

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#296763 - 03/15/10 05:55 PM Re: First Tee-Ball Game [Re: bigwill2]
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Great pix! Being from Minnesota I'm very jealous-we've still got 1 and 1/2 feet of snow on the ground. I'm an experienced T-Ball coach and my opinion is that if the kids have fun they are not too young. A lot depends on the coaches and parents. Enjoy the T-Ball-I just got done coaching my daughter's 4th grade basketball team. Trying to get 10 little girls on the same page and playing basketball was much more challenging than T-Ball at 4 and 5 years old.
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#296795 - 03/15/10 11:06 PM Re: First Tee-Ball Game [Re: jorge016]
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It was freakin' HOT today. Maybe 82*. Felt like 92* though since it has been so long since the last warm day.

Pitching will be out. My elbow is jacked from a short career of snapping knuckle-curves, and I certainly don't want to wish that on my little guy.

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#296815 - 03/16/10 07:44 AM Re: First Tee-Ball Game [Re: bigwill2]
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Several years back, I was doing some free lance photography for the local paper. I was out at the local field and went to the Tee Ball field. There was this kid "playing" short. every 30 seconds or so he would extend his arms to his sides, tilt his head way back and - for lack of a better description - CROW. I got a great shot of him in mid CROW and it actually made the front page with the caption "The Joy of Spring". He was definately having a good time.
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#296838 - 03/16/10 12:52 PM Re: First Tee-Ball Game [Re: Argon]
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Great story. I can imagine my kid doing that in a year or two. More likely, he'd flap his arms and run in small circles around his position, saying, "CAW! CAW!"
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#296972 - 03/16/10 10:27 PM Re: First Tee-Ball Game [Re: medic8r]
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Jake's been doing alot of "pirouetting" with his arms straight out. Learned it from Mario on Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics.

I get the urge to yell at him, but pretty much every kid is doing something stupid half the time.

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#297118 - 03/17/10 05:16 PM Re: First Tee-Ball Game [Re: bigwill2]
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At least it's at tee-ball age... I spent the last three summers coaching PeeWee AA (12-13).

Having them do that at THEIR age is a little tougher to take. My joke about how to fix it is a fist full of "Hitalin."

Bren R.

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#297119 - 03/17/10 05:29 PM Re: First Tee-Ball Game [Re: BrenR]
Adrian Offline
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Jose Canseco took "Hitalin" or something like that.
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#297121 - 03/17/10 05:40 PM Re: First Tee-Ball Game [Re: Adrian]
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Kirby Puckett dispensed it according to his wife.

Bren R.

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