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    Default So, Mom and Dad are walking....

    I went to a local tourney this weekend just to watch some softball and enjoy my day.

    I noticed a family walking toward me (daughter pulling her bat bag that is as big as her with mom and dad). Daughter has a smile while looking like she is getting a work out pulling her bag. (For the record I think it was great she was taking care of her own equipment.)

    Dad looks at mom and says:
    DAD: We are dropping back down to 10U.
    MOM: Why that was a good game?
    DAD: Would you rather loose 2-3 or win by 20?
    MOM: Well...
    DAD: I am tired of loosing!
    ME: Left standing there shaking my head.

    Some people don't get it.


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    Sigh....its a marathon not a sprint. Kids get so much better losing by a couple than winning by a ton.

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    You play to win the game.

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    I want to see the teams compete. Would prefer to lose a bunch of close ones than to run rule every game.

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    Who in the world would prefer winning by twenty? Dad must be the HC.

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    The best way to improve is to play better competition...
    "I do not fear the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times" ~Bruce Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAD View Post
    The best way to improve is to play better competition...
    But how are all the college recruiters at the 10U games going to notice my kid if she isn't on a team winning all the shiny plastic trophies?
    A TB parent's life...Drive. Write checks. Eat tacos.

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    I think we won the last 5 games by 20 runs, DD and I were bored out of our minds. I actually left 2 of her games early which I never have done before.

    No fun getting beat by 20 either. If we score 18 runs in the last inning we are right back in this game.

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    This weekend DD's team won their first tournament that had any real competition..nice shiny trophy they got. But the best part of the tournament,
    and my trophy, was that some team left an almost brand new leather softball lying around the practice area. I was glad
    DD's team go to the championship game since I didn't want to snatch it until every team had left, and nobody did. Almost made up for the gate fee. Win!!
    Last edited by pattar; 10-29-2018 at 04:54 PM.

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    He ought to ask his DD what she wants. Our team is 1-6 right now and my DD's in heaven playing against excellent competition. We asked her if she would be interested in playing something lower level where they'd have a shot at a win and she said no way. Kids like a challenge, not an easy win.

    Softball Mom

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