The Rewards of Baseball

Managing my son’s middle school baseball team is rewarding in many ways. In our last game the School of the Future Bulldogs were losing 8-1 after 4 1/2 innings. But our cleanup hitter hit a tremendous grand slam in the bottom of the fifth. Still behind 10-7 going into the bottom of the sixth (the last inning), our clean up batter hit another long distance home run to tie the score at 10-10. My son followed with a single, stole second and third, and scored the winning run on a throw to first base. Baseball is a lot of fun, exciting, and certainly offers a lot of lessons–never giving up being only one. Here’s an article about the rewards of coaching that I thought you might enjoy:

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