About a month and a half ago, I told you all about Sporty trying out for a baseball team that he really wanted to play on. After the original try out, he was asked to come back so they "could take another look at him". That tryout was more of a "game" situation and Sporty did quite well, considering.
Two weeks after the second tryout, the head coach called and said he had to be honest with us. They were "on the fence" as far as whether or not Sporty would make the team. A coaches meeting was scheduled for the following day and he'd let us know either way. That was 3 weeks ago and we had pretty much given up hope that Sporty would be playing on this team he has been dreaming of playing on.
The call came ... it was coach. Sporty MADE THE TEAM!! He was thrilled. So, the pressure is off, right? NOT. Since we know they were "on the fence" regarding Sporty and if they wanted him on the team or not, we feel he really needs to prove himself now. We don't want them to regret having Sporty on the team. So, the pressure is on again ... such is life, eh?
Coach told us about a batting instructional league/clinic he thinks would be good for Sporty (as all the other kids I'm sure) and it starts next week for 7 weeks. Then, practices for the actually team would be starting in January, games starting in May. Long season ... it's October and we're gearing up for some baseball. HA! So long as Sporty is happy, which he is. A lot of his friends made the team as well ... which is just icing on the cake for him.
Take Me Out To The Ballgame ... Here goes nothin'.