Saturday, April 2, 2011
Mad Hops, Son...
There were two -- and only two -- highlights from last Wednesday's Little League game between our Red Sox and the Rangers (the best team in our division by a wide, wide margin).
My seven-year-old son Jalen was awarded a "game ball" for his defensive work, including an unassisted double play at first base. Jalen usually plays defense like a career-long designated hitter, so ANY recognition for his glove is a surprisingly positive accomplishment.
But, the MOST surprising accomplishment last Wednesday? Check out the Red Sox's third base coach (ME!) deftly avoiding a line drive foul ball off a child's bat.
This picture somehow walks the line between "embarrassing" and "inspiring".