Originally Posted by Cheryl J
Tatt, beautiful pics of closeup autumn leaves!
Bucky, nice pic of you and your handsome little bucky jr.
i just saw this. thanks cheryl.
my coaches are great guys. the guy to my right is a tremendous athlete, but unfortunately it's a case like the martin and lewis movie "that's my boy". hopefully, someday he'll realize that his son would rather design women's clothes or room decor rather than play sports.
the next guy over is the sweetest, soft spoken, and eternally positive guy you could ever meet. he was my bench coach (keeping everyone focused on the game - not distracted as 9 and 10 year olds can be. oh look, there's a squirrel). he also warmed up my relief pitchers and was so complimentary that when i put them in, they were full of confidence, ready to paint the black and throw smoke.
the guy on the other end from me is the best baseball man that i've ever known. he would catch my little mistakes here and there that could have cost us the game. more importantly, he taught the kids to respect the coaches and to never underestimate our opponents, and to be good sportsmen at all times.
it was a pleasure to work with them this past spring.
plus going 13-2-1 and coming in 1st place didn't hurt.
btw, we was robbed on one of our losses. the umpire blew a few critical calls that stevie wonder would have gotten right. then he stopped the game before we got our last ups as we were the home team. he didn't understand the rules thinking that the time limit of 2 hours supercedes baseball rules.
KILL THE UMP!
he never worked any of my games after that.