I haven’t written a lot about baseball this summer. It hasn’t been a very successful season for the boys. Their team has only won two games. It has been frustrating for the boys and despite how hard they seem to be trying, they just could not make it work out for them.
Tonight could be their last game. If they lose, the season is over. Although I am sure it is hard for the boys to realize, there are different ways to calculate success. For some of these boys, it was their first time on “the big field” which made a big difference. For others, trying out new positions that they’d never played before was a challenge. Just working on becoming a cohesive team was difficult at times. Dave assisted as one of the coaches. He’s never coached baseball before and it was definitely a learning experience for him as well!
At twelve years old it is hard to see the logic behind a losing season but the last few games showed improvement. Less errors, more hits, better fielding…they started pulling it together. If only they had a few more games left. The coaches don’t measure success only by having a winning season. For them, it is keeping the boys interested and excited about playing ball and getting them excited to come back to play again next season.