Okay…we had an interesting weekend of softball. We got entered into some local tournaments so we didn’t have to wake up at insane hours or drive an hour and a half to go to Stockton area. We only had to wake up at 5 am.
Our 12’s were playing against some teams who looked clearly like 15yr olds. I heard that if you want to challenge a teams age, you have to pay $75. I was surprised by that. Have to read more to find out the rules.
Anyway, the 12’s lost quick on Sunday while the 10s were still going on strong.
So I moved on to the 10s field to watch their game.
I am going to pretend that there are 2 out-of-space aliens watching this game. Did I lose you already? Hang in there!
Alien 1: “Wow…How interesting…I never knew grown human species got so excited to see their young ones tag out (the term they used) another young human who was running from one base (as they call it) to another. The other young one being chased it seems like (a pickle they called it) but it appears they love running from one base thingy to another. Then, the young human being chased fell just before the base and ate dirt and started crying. “
After another hour has passed…
Alien 2: Look! now it appears like the young one’s group who was being chased actually is celebrating! Why?
They won their Championship! That is how strange this game is for an outsider! I was that outsider until my kids started playing softball.
If someone told me in my younger days that I would be sitting in a school field or a park watching softball game after game every weekend, I would have thought they lost their marbles. But that is exactly what I am doing now. I can’t believe it. If you have read my blog you know that I never played any sport as a kid. I see several of you are nodding your heads agreeing with me!
Lupe! are you reading this? 😉
The one BIG benefit is…as the young humans get older it keeps them out of trouble from being addicted to their devices called smart phones or getting online constantly, getting in trouble or being a couch potatoes! Doing nothing!
But gosh, I wish I get a weekend off every once in a while so I can sleep in till 6 am at least on one weekend. Well, I may get my wish fulfilled. No games next weekend, but my 10-year-old has a tryout for NJB.
After a strange weekend, our 12s and 14s lost but 10s were once again well deserved CHAMPIONS!!! These young humans worked really hard!!!