"Keep your eye on the ball!" And as much as they tried it was not their game to win. So now baseball is over for another year. No advancing to the state finals for more all star games. No more back and forth trips to games, practices & Walmart to buy countless amounts of G2 and sunflower seeds.
Truth is I am a bit relieved to see it all end. To wave off another season of little league baseball. Send off the pointless baseball politics. Not miss angry coaches yelling expletives in the dug out in front of 11 and 12 year old ears, representing very poor sportsmanship; not setting better examples to our future baseball players.
And that is how our game ended Saturday. An angry coach who wanted nothing more to win. The baseball manager of our team who let out expletives as the third strike was called; game over.
My son took it all well. But I was embarrassed for him. Embarrassed of the adults coaching him and the other players on his team. Winning games is wonderful and exciting and fills one with such positive energy. But losing? What did they all learn from losing? I hope they realized their mistakes. I hope they thought over the line up again. The batting order. The three kids that sat on the bench for nearly three quarters of each all star game. Losing can only teach one how to be better. When you lose, you actually gain. You gain more knowledge and understanding of what you didn't do right. And so next time you remember what happened when you lost and what went wrong. Losing makes you a better player. No one can win all the time. That is life. That is how it goes. Learn from losing. Don't take it out on others. Be a good sport. Have a better attitude when you lose. There will be future chances to win. Winning is awesome but when you lose, you win more.
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