I survived catching for my almost 9 year old

Life is going to go into high gear tomorrow when most of the leagues have their opening day.  Today I got hit about 3 or 4 times today.  Those darn “soft” balls are not really soft when they come at you at 30 mph. Today was my first time catching! Ever!  I usually try to excuse myself from taking her to her pitching lessons but I did not have an excuse today.

I was worried!  I should have dressed in armor! Just kidding!  I did get hit a few times.  Even with a glove I could feel the sting of the ball as they hit the palm of my hand.  My daughter thought it was very amusing as she started throwing more strikes!  She had a good time pitching to me. Her pitching coach was being nice and not rolling on the floor laughing!

I survived and also learnt how hard it is to catch.  I have a new found respect for catchers now.

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