Friday, May 4, 2012

Sa-wing Batter!

 It used to be all about the social event.  Sometimes it still can be, if only for a small moment. 


Now it is serious 



Now winning has become a bit of a factor.



But, it's all good on the diamond. 


Someone is growing up just a bit.

17 comments:

  1. It really bothers me at how serious winning has become. My grandson was under so much pressure at soccer games. I asked him a few years ago if the yelling got to him. He said No......so I quit (or tried to) worrying.

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  2. That's a slice of life -- being young and playing on the ballfield. Nothing wrong with wanting to win while socializing!

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  3. cute big girl.

    (the shabbyblogs warning didn't come up this time! don't know if you cleared it or if google removed the warning.)

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  4. Our little one played softball for a couple of years. She's grown up and out on her own now but her bat is still standing next to the coat rack, as if it's waiting for her to go out and play.

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  5. and to think when I was a kid...girls only played at school during recess or gym! nice to see girls are more sports equal now ;-)

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  6. that's why i love this time of year!

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  7. May time and life please continue to treat them all kind.

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  8. Oh well, it too is part of the game. Some handle (cope) with it better than others.

    They are truly memorable moments to cherish. Great pics!!!

    Those folks who parked so close could get a foul-ball in the windshield.

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  9. Our boys played baseball for a while and it was the most fun I had watching any kind of ball game. You should be proud of your darling girl.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  10. They sure do grow up fast! Just saw so many of "my girls" from the 1989 State Softball Champ team this past week. I was just their teacher and fan who traveled all over and watched them play. Where did that time go? Make sure she knows it's about the fun and friendships just as much if not more than the winning. (but winning is definitely more fun!)

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  11. This is a real slice of American life to me. It's not a game that's played much in the UK, and certainly doesn't have the mystique/community aspect that it seems to have with you.

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  12. Oh the fun! I played softball for many years and I loved it! Good luck to her team and I hope she makes a lot of fun memories.

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  13. Nice post. I miss the days of sitting on the sidelines watching Susie play softball. I could write a long essay on the benefits of playing team sports . . . the current generation of girls playing team sports rather than being derivative ornaments (think: cheerleaders cheering for the boys) will do better when the girls become women. And, by the way, trying to win is a good thing, so long as the losses are accepted with equanimity. In life, we should try to win, so long as we do it fairly, within the rules and with a positive attitude.

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