Friday, June 18, 2004

Damn Uniblab and That Bitch in the Bleachers*!

Alright so I got hit by something on the computer this week and have been busting my ass saving files while my C: drive is eaten. I saved all I could and have been up till 3 am for a few nights reformating and reinstalling Windows on my computer. I am now in the middle of loading about 44 "Critical Updates" to Windows since my version was made. What a pain in the ass!!! But the things I needed saved are saved and now I have a nice healthy C Drive......

Other things:
We had our last baseball game last night (8-8 Tie). The kids have a great time and so do us coaches, although one of these days these kids will give me a heart attack. My complaint today is the sideline parents.
Last night it starts when we get to the ballfields early and hear this nails on chalkboard "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, strike him out, EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, that's a boy, he's no hitter, EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, way to show him who's boss." coming from some mom sitting on the bleachers. We move over to Field 4 (our field) and hear "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, they can't field, EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, he can't pitch, put one over the fence." Again another mom sitting in the stands.
Well we are on our way home after the game and the wife is pissed off. She sat in front of the mom of one boy who is pretty good. Not fantastic but was good early on ahead of the others and that rep has held even though a lot of the kids have caught up to and even passed him since they started baseball 3 years ago.

Side Note: The kid also has a chip on his shoulder because he was good early on. Doesn't listen to the coaches, stands in the fields alone while coach is talking to the team, throws the helmet and bat when he strikes out (ALOT) and leaves at the last out of the game. He is our ace pitcher, good speed, throws hard but is wild when the ump doesn't call them the way he likes.

Back to our story: Well last night we pitch him only one inning and try out a few others cause we have the playoffs coming and want to see ALL our options. Kid hears he is pitching one inning and complains to mom, "Well if he is only going to use you one inning tell coach you don't want to pitch at all." Nice.
Then during the game the mom is loud and obnoxious. Cheering the son not the team. When there is a misplay involving her son its "Don't worry son he should have caught that, not your fault!" and so on. Well the wife had had it up to "HERE" with it and during the 5th inning her son made a bad throw to second but the 2nd Baseman made a great play and got the out. Well there is mom "Way to go son, nice play, good thing he caught that". Well my mom (Granny) is there and stands up and says "Great catch 2nd Baseman" and the mom 'hrumph'ed. The wife turns around and says very loudly, "You do know there are other players on this team, and they are doing a great job out there!" I am surprised the wife didn't haul off and bitch slap her, she has no patience for shallow, ignorant women. And you all thought Sports DADS are bad, you women are down right HOSTILE!!!!!

Point to all this is support you kids but not at the slighting of others. And if your kid is really good, teach him also humility.


* Title is wife quote not something I would say ;-)


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