Don't post here as often as I used to, but wanted to share something that I hope will help ground us all in what is really important about our kids playing baseball...
My college sophomore-age son has had a bit of a frustrating year so far. He has given up 2 runs that were really unearned (left fielder lost an easy pop up in the sun) but has been stuck in the bullpen and hasn't seen much time on the mound. Don't get me wrong, my son isn't the ace of the team. He's a good pitcher but so are many others on the team.
He and I were texting earlier this week and I asked him about the situation and what I got was a response that made me pause... "I can't control it, I am going to do me and let the rest work itself out."
This lesson is going to serve him well for the rest of his life. Honestly — it's why I think we all should be thrilled our kids play baseball…the life lessons are bigger than the plays on the field.
Sometimes — I think we as baseball parents lose our perspective.