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Thread: My Favorite Catcher. Ever.

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    Default My Favorite Catcher. Ever.

    After I wrote this, I thought of all you dads out there…..

    My Favorite Catcher. Ever. | Amanda Scarborough
    Be so good they can't ignore you.

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    That was beautiful, Amanda - thanks so much for sharing! I can just only hope that my daughter will feel the same about me, her bucketmom, as you do about your dad, when she is an adult.

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    Thanks for sharing!

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    Very nice Amanda and something we should all strive for while working with our truely Darling Daughters.

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    Reading that makes me miss all the time I spent dodging the errant pitches while she was learning something new. Mostly though, I miss hearing the ball cutting through the air, the pop of the glove and the sting in my hand from a well thrown pitch.

    I think/hope I did it right. The DD still likes to hang out with the "Old Boy" and coach with him.

    I still keep my catcher's mitt to show the girls I work with just how much dedication and work it takes to excel at something. It's falling apart and the stuffing is literally coming out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InsidePitch View Post
    Very nice Amanda and something we should all strive for while working with our truely Darling Daughters.
    Ditto! Sometimes it can be easy to get caught up in other things; winning, playing certain tournaments, drama, politics, etc. In the end, the most important thing is time spent with DD!

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    Nice story...
    Makes me think back and reflect on myself. Thinking about how I could have or should have handled situations better. My dd views me as just dad, not coach, despite the number of years I've played and coached. So when we do put in some work, I feel like she's just going through the motions and not practicing with a purpose, no real attention to detail. She will huff and eye roll me when I make a corrective suggestion. Then I get mad and its down hill from there. I'm looking for suggestions as to how she and I can build our relationship to something more. Thanks, James
    "The only difference between average and exceptional, is the attention to detail applied to the task... Don't practice mistakes." James Clark

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    Thank you, Amanda! I'll have this permanently damaged left shin to remind me of this wonderful time I spent with my older daughter and now my youngest.

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    Very touching stories of all. Thanks a lot! So much wisdom in someone so young!
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    Thanks so much, Amanda, for writing this beautiful story! I catch for both of my daughters and
    it is so nice to hear how my daughters perceive me from the other side. I learned a lot from
    your article and I plan to put it to use immediately. You are so fortunate so have such a great
    father and I am inspired to live up to his example.

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