So we had a light work out this afternoon- getting ready for SAturday night's game- in case he gets to start.
When I finally realized this coach he's playing for this season, it seems has gotten to me too. -Gotten in my head with his comments and jerking me around with my own expectations of myself and my own lack of confidence, I have about helping my son.
You see I'm not the average dad at all. I'm his mother- a woman that played slow pithc softball. That just doesn't know so much about pitching baseball. And so, I'm facing my own challange of trying to support and help my son in something I don't know too much about. But we learning....
ANd what I learned today, when I saw my son in front of me. Catching him and honestly seeing him for who he is and his ability, honest talent and potiential was still only this twelve year old boy. Who's really comfortable with just throwing his fast ball.
We worked the change up and reasoned over it's importance to his game. But he has an undeniable natural thing for slinging a fast ball in and beign accurate with it, to put it high and outside, or low and in...... straight down the middle - It's awesome ! Twelve years old.
And you guys are all exactly right -This is just one season. He's got time and alot of seasons ahead of him. All that matters today and for the rest of this season is that the boy holds on to his love for the game. No matter where this takes my son, or leads him in his future. He will always be my pick for starting best pitcher because I'm his mother.
This season may very well be all played out in this coach's head... played out and done and over with because he sees only what he wants to, in other last year's returning players. Players HE he favors - So we're learning not to let people like that in this world get the best of us. All that really matters now is my boy's love for the game. He'll walk away a winner, as long he can hold on to that feeling. ANd learn that lesson of never giving in and never giving up on himself.
Just some "FYI"- it's not just me- and not all just becasue I'm his mother. Alot of of other people are wondering what's up with this coach too.