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Baseball: When our little boys get big

Baseball: When our little boys get big

“We just don’t recognize life’s most significant moments while they’re happening. Back then I thought, “Well, there’ll be other days.” I didn’t realize that that was the only day.” – Dr. Archibald “Moonlight” Graham, Field of Dreams,1989. It only took an hour and a half to end but it was years in the making. For […]

It’s Spring

It’s Spring

  It’s spring. The sun is finding its place high in the sky and the temperatures are starting to warm the days. The tight grip of winter has relaxed and the only reminders of it are the lazy afternoon breezes that sway the trees and cool the soul. Unlike the extremes of summer or winter, […]

Daddy Ball

Daddy Ball

  Picture this scenario: It’s a beautiful Saturday spring afternoon and you are at the local youth baseball fields. Your son has a baseball game against a rival team and his coach has the best infielders playing except for one, the shortstop. This is a kid who needs a cutoff to make it to first […]

The End of Youth Football

The End of Youth Football

My son and I were driving home from his game on Saturday.  We had just lost a close one that would have put his team in the playoffs. This, of course, means his season is over. It was the first time in his football life his team will not play in the post season but […]

The First Day of Practice

The First Day of Practice

The sun is starting to descend in the late afternoon sky on this August day.  It’s hot and the dust from the Texas ground reflects the sun like golden flakes in the air as it is kicked around by a multitude of little feet. In the background you can hear the distinct shrill of whistles […]