Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Youth Sports: On Every Team There's One Kid Who Wears Jeans

According to Sports Pickle, a sports humor, satire and parody site, there are certain types of kids that you can expect to find on every boys youth sports team. There's a lot of truth in this humorous post called The 7 Kids on Every Sports Team. Check it out it's worth it.

#1 The Coach's Son
#2 The Kid Who Hit Puberty Early
#3 The Rich Kid
#4 The Kid Who Only Wears Jeans
#5 The Girl (My wife was one)
#6 The Weird Kid
#7 The Black Kid

The Main Point

When I was 8 years old, I batted against Sally Stokes while wearing ToughSkin jeans. I remember this vividly because I was playing in the era before Billy Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in the battle of the sexes in 1973.  Had Billy Jean beaten Bobby in 1971, I may not have been as nervous waiting on deck to be the next victim of the hard throwing girl. John, the batter before me, struck out. I remember feeling glad. I didn't want to be the only one to strike out against Sally. In the batter's box, I remember my legs shaking. I remember getting 2 strikes while my heart beat out of my chest. Luckily, I grounded out to the shortstop. I remember my first homer vividly and I remember facing Sally. The other ABs are a blur.

2 comments:

  1. Too funny! I had a kid in jeans the other night. When I was a kid, that's what we played in all the time. I even had a pair of navy blue cords that matched my jersey!

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    1. Now the kids have home and away uniforms with multiple combinations.

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