99 Problems & a Pitch Ain't One
We had practice last night and another this morning. The kids had a great practice this morning. It would have been easy for them to have a let down and they could have blamed it on an assortment of issues or problems. The kids could have said, "Coach we practice last night. Practice was too early. I didn't have breakfast yet. Coach it's too cold. My grandparents came down from New Jersey to visit."
My son could have definitely used the grandparents excuse, but he didn't complain and neither did any of the other kids and that was refreshing. I took the players to the batting cage this morning so we could work on their hitting fundamentals. I threw more than 600 pitches to the kids so my arm feels like Scherzer after his not hitter bid. Maybe not quite like that, but it's definitely worn out. All the kids worked hard in the batting cage, including my son. With him, it's all about staying consistent all the way through his swing. He uses the entire field and he can really drive the ball.
After practice, I asked my son if he wanted to go back to the batting cage and without hesitation he said yes. I told him coach was done pitching for the day. You might want to ask your dad. He laughed and said, "That would be you."
And on top of that, he said he wanted to work on his pitching later. Dad is going to be exhausted, but after a little rest and a little Cheesecake Factory action maybe the coach will be ready by then.