As you know, they asked me to run one of the baseball teams at little league. Well, the whole story is that they had 5 teams of 13-14 kids per team. So they created a 6th team and begged me to coach. This way, each team has 10-11 kids and every kid gets more playing time. My team is even sponsored by the little league park, so they are paying for it just to give the kids more playing time.
I talked to the lady that helps run the park with her husband. She said that more than a few of the parents have been bitching because their kids got moved after practicing with another team. OK, this is an instructional league. Which means no score is kept, you play against other teams but the rules are pretty laid back. You can even stop the game to talk to a player and explain what he did wrong or what a better way to do it would be. INSTRUCTIONAL. Which means it doesn’t matter what team your on, we are all there to teach the kids. You’ll find coaches helping the players on the other teams. INSTRUCTIONAL. We are here to help your kids learn the game and to get better. Not coddle the damn parents because all your other favorite moms are on the other teams. It’s freaking ridiculous. It doesn’t matter if your kid had to switch teams, we don’t even keep score. It’s INSTRUCTIONAL. And do you know what the big problem is, the lady mentioned above called the parents, father usually answers, says yeah, no problem. I understand, more playing time for my son, great. Then she’ll receive a call a little bit later from the mother, bitching up a storm how her kid doesn’t want to switch. These kids are 7-8 years old. They don’t care what team they are on, YOU’RE the one that doesn’t want to switch. Because you like to hang out with the other mothers on the other team.
I had one mother who I was having a conversation with, she was pleasant and curious. She asked me if I’ve ever taught baseball. I told her I hadn’t, because I haven’t. Other than my kids. I’ve been an assistant coach on my daughters team every year she’s played, which she is going on her 5th year. I know and love this game. I played through school and played softball for 10+ years. I can probably teach every position, throwing and hitting. But technically, I’ve never “taught” baseball. She apparently called the lady and told her that I said I know nothing about the game and wanted to switch teams.
I’m really hoping a parent says something to me. I will not hold back. And neither will my wife, who will be sitting up there beside them while I’m coaching. Or my mom, as far as that goes. Parents are stupid and need to remember why their kids are playing. And it’s not for the parents. IT’S FOR YOUR FUCKING KIDS!!!!!
WTF Did They Just Say?
This is a special edition of WTF Did They Just Say? because I’m plugging a TV show. If you get a chance, watch “Impractical Jokers” on TruTV. It is hilarious. These 4 guys who have been friends for years have to do challenges and complete them. Each guy goes through the challenge but here’s the catch. He’s wearing an earbud and can hear the other 3 and the challenge is, you have to do whatever they tell you, or you lose. Here’s a clip.
Here’s another clip, if you can find this whole episode, it is hilarious. The guy that wins steals from a lady’s plate, then she tells her husband and he comes over to him at the buffet. Takes food from the buffet then when the guy goes to take off his plate, he smacks his hand. The husband goes and sits down and the guy stalks him to his table and goes after his plate. Here’s the beginning of that prank.
They do multiple challenges in a half an hour episode, then whoever loses the most challenges, has to do a dare that the other 3 decide. Such as this.
My wife and I laugh so hard watching these. My eyes usually hurt from wiping the tears off from laughing. If you have a chance, you have to catch an episode of this. I have Comcast cable and they have it On Demand, I don’t know about anybody else but if you have On Demand, look for it. Otherwise, I believe it’s on Thursday nights on TruTV.
I stuck this on WTF Did They Just Say? because the reactions from the everyday people on here is hilarious. Usually they are just stunned and have a look on their face that says “WTF Did They Just Say?”
Insane in the Membrane
I had a song stuck in my head this morning. A nice, slow song. I whistled and sang it for hours. But the bad part was, I sang it to Adam. He looked at me and said “I’m glad I don’t know that song”.
Damn kids these days, don’t know good music. I offered to load it up on my Spotify but he didn’t want to hear it.
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