Baseball people, I mean. Both Eamon and Ambrose are playing on teams this season and the other day, I got a call from Eamon’s coach.
“I just wanted to apologize,” he said, “for not yet having a second practice scheduled for next week. I am working on getting one in on Wednesday.”
Huh? Eamon’s team has three games and one practice already scheduled for next week. Maybe I’m just being a crazy sane person here, but these are 9 year olds. Shouldn’t that be enough practice?
Between my two sons’ games and practices, my May calendar looks like the Little League threw up on it. Wednesday of next week just so happened to be a lone blank space in the mess. The one unscheduled afternoon where I might have tried something radical—like grocery shopping or visiting the library. One day without baseball. But never fear. Eamon’s coach is “working on” that.
Back when I was filling in the calendar with Eamon’s team schedule, I noticed something.
“Oops, your coach made a mistake,” I told him. “He scheduled some practices on days where you already have games.”
“That’s not a mistake,” Eamon told me in all seriousness. “We do that. It’s called a pre-game practice, we evn do it with the https://de.slotzo.com/ games.”
All I can say is it’s a good thing the other five children and I simply adore hanging around ball fields in all variety of inclement weather for hours on end. And it’s a darn good thing that I can bi-locate because more often than not the two boys have games on the same day, at the same time, at different fields..
The clincher came yesterday morning. Dan raced into the house during a break in his work day, shouted “Get your mitts, boys!” and then hurriedly changed into sneakers.
When I asked what was going on, he said, “I thought I’d take them over to the ball field for a little practice.”
“But don’t they have practice this afternoon?” asked silly me.
“Um, yeah,” Dan told me, “But this is pre-practice practice.”
I give up. In answer to my own question: Yes, these people are insane. And I should know. I’m married to one.