Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Contact Baseball

I've always thought of baseball as being one of the milder sports but add a bunch of 9 and 10-year-olds to the game and it becomes almost as wild and wooly as an NFL football game.

During the first game of the season one of our lads hit the ball and it went fast and furious directly into the eye of the other team's pitcher so he spent the rest of that game with an ice pack (and a headache, I'm sure). Last night one of our best players was sliding into second base under the second baseman and when the dust cleared he lay there with tibia and fibula broken a few inches below his knee. That was bad enough but his mom was sitting there 8 months and 30 days into her current pregnancy and I'm sure the accident was causing some major anxiety. She was already scheduled for induction today. I believe they were able to get them both to hospitals in Little Rock, he for surgery and her to have the baby.

That little baseball player didn't even cry until he thought about not being able to play ball for the rest of the season.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a shame abt the accidents. Baseball is so good for the kids, if the grown ups behave themselves. Hope mom and son are getting along ok.

cal said...

Ow! No tears for his broken bones just for the game. That sounds about right for a little boy. Hope he heals quickly.

Leslie said...

I would love to be a Mom, cheering on her kid from the stands. Sounds like so much fun.

That's one tough little guy with the broken bones. Yowch!

Mary Lou said...

OUCH!! We have full face helmets for the kids, so no noses get broken and no eyes get put out. SOunds like Mr. Coach needs to have sliding lessons!! All little Leaguers LOVE to slide, whether they should or not. Cant come home with a clean uniform.

Poor little kid! No more baseball for him.

Joan said...

Aww poor kid!

They are going to have to set up a MASH tent at the games:)

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Tiff said...

Poor guy!! Sounds like a little trooper though!!! :-)

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