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Saturday, May 10, 2014

14th and 15th Game of the Season


My son was unable to make his thirteenth game of the season; he had a math competition to attend. It was a choice he himself decided was a priority, which is respectable.

For the past month or so, my son has been attending private baseball lessons at D-Bat, which is paid for by my generous father-in-law. Perhaps what is frustrating, however, is that my son is not applying what he has learned during his lessons on the field. Instead, he will play the odds and hope he walks to first rather than take a swing.

Case in point: my son had a full count. He got there by no swing on two of those strikes. On the last pitch, he played the odds that the pitch would be outside the box. Sure enough, it resulted in him getting on first base.

At the end of the game, my father-in-law pulled him aside and asked him if he wanted to continue to go to private lessons, because he felt he was not serious about baseball. This brought my son in tears as he said he wanted to continue on with practice.

Unfortunately, the next game is the last one for the season. If he doesn't apply what he has learned in the next game, we'll have to wait until fall ball to see if he is indeed serious about the sport.

His stats, so far:

Game 1:   PA: 2 AB: 1 BB: 1 SO/K: 0 H: 1 SB: 3 R: 1
Game 2:   PA: 2 AB: 0 BB: 2 SO/K: 0 H: 0 SB: 0 R: 0
Game 3:   PA: 2 AB: 0 BB: 2 SO/K: 0 H: 0 SB: 0 R: 0
Game 4:   PA: 2 AB: 0 BB: 1 SO/K: 1 H: 0 SB: 1 R: 0
Game 5:   PA: 2 AB: 1 BB: 1 SO/K: 1 H: 0 SB: 1 R: 0
Game 6:   PA: 1 AB: 1 BB: 1 SO/K: 0 H: 0 SB: 2 R: 1
Game 7:   PA: 2 AB: 1 BB: 0 SO/K: 1 H: 0 SB: 0 R: 0
Game 8:   PA: 2 AB: 1 BB: 1 SO/K: 1 H: 0 SB: 0 R: 0
Game 9:   PA: 2 AB: 0 BB: 0 SO/K: 2 H: 0 SB: 0 R: 0
Game 10: PA: 2 AB: 1 BB: 0 SO/K: 1 H: 1 SB: 1 R: 1
Game 11: PA: 2 AB: 1 BB: 1 SO/K: 1 H: 0 SB: 2 R: 0
Game 12: PA: 3 AB: 0 BB: 1 SO/K: 2 H: 0 SB: 0 R: 0
Game 13: PA: 0 AB: 0 BB: 0 SO/K: 0 H: 0 SB: 0 R: 0
Game 14: PA: 2 AB: 0 BB: 0 SO/K: 2 H: 0 SB: 0 R: 0
Game 15: PA: 2 AB: 0 BB: 2 SO/K: 0 H: 0 SB: 0 R: 0
Total : PA: 28 AB: 7 BB: 13 SO/K: 11 H: 2 SB: 10 R: 3





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