Tuesday, August 26, 2008

tuesday rant - 1st edition

Maybe it's age. Maybe it's genetics. Maybe it's like the pressure cooker my mom used when I was a kid, I used to love pulling the little top off and watch the steam shoot outta that thing.

Starting this week I'm bringing it to the blog in a weekly rant. It's either this or I have to start knitting and I can't be trusted with those big needles.

Ok, deep breath, let's rock.

1) Put me in coach:
A Connecticut youth baseball team with a phenomenal 9-year-old pitcher has been disqualified because its team is too good. Story here.

One word. Bullshit.

This is wrapped in the feel-good, everyone wins, we won't keep score crap I see happening way too damn often. Guess what, life is hard. Life is unfair. Life can be a bitch. You have to lose a hundred times before you win and still there will be people better at it than you. In my opinion the best thing you can do is teach your kids to survive and to survive they have to learn from falling the hell down. Hug 'em, support 'em, wipe off the blood and put 'em back in the game. This action hurt the kids remaining in the league as much as it hurt the team disqualified.

We had a team in my son's league a couple of seasons ago, the Yankees, these kids were GOOD! They decimated the league and I couldn't wait till we got a chance to play them. For the kids playing and all of us watching it was the highlight of the season, we got smashed but what a game that was!

I feel better now.

Did I mention our dogs are certified potty training instructors? Yep, true story with the exception of the certification part...

Shoelessboy kept coming into the house wearing nothing but a shirt. Usually this is no cause for alarm but it was accompanied by that funny "I got something on my butt" walk. Turns out he was pooping in the backyard cause he had seen the dogs do it. If he starts dragging his ass on the floor he and I are going to have a talk.


Don Lewis said...

Could be worse. There are a lot of other things your dog does that could take some explaining if your son did them in front of guests.

Texan Mama @ WhoPutMeInCharge said...

Wow you were reading my mind about this. Did you know that there is no longer going to be softball in the Olympics because (paraphrasing Bob Costas here) the USA is so dominating that it isn't exciting to watch. Uh, hello, this is the Olympics. Should we be sending our second-rate athletes??? Check out the story here:
(hope that link goes through)

dadthedude said...

Don - he's not that flexible ;)

texanmama - are you kidding me? I heard they were not bringing it back but I figured it because they pitched underhand. That seriously blows!