…comes another brutal reminder of the world we live in today.
If you have read this blog for a while, THANK YOU! If you have you will know that our little guy has been active in team sports. We have especially been enjoying baseball. He is a lefty and a decent first baseman.
Recently, baseball has been an adventure, see here for more. I was really getting in a groove with the coaching, really enjoying it. I attribute that to a great supporting staff (I have the GREATEST assistant coaches) and a great supportive group of parents. The kids are the icing on the baseball cake, all very attentive and respectful and ready to learn. I really miss them all. The season has been effectively cancelled, although there has been no official announcement, it’s pretty much a forgone conclusion.
This doesn’t stop the reminders I built into my Google calendar, which pop up in my email and on my mobile phone’s home screen. Each of these are painful tiny daggers of what might have been. The games I would have managed, the practices we would have run, watching these young boys develop into better players than they were at the start of the season, to see the pitchers develop and start to see more strikeouts. To see the defense come together and start to become a force in the league. It could obviously go the other way and I could be driven to drink by multiple errors and coaching mistakes, but in my heart I felt this group of kids and this group of dads who stepped up to make this a success along side me would not let that come to pass.
So every time I get a message like this:
or one of these:
I know I am not the only one. I had a great opportunity to spend a few minutes on the telephone with a great friend who coaches his daughters soccer team and he commiserated on this very thing, each reminder that pops up a painful reminder.
I don’t even have to mention that Thursday of this past week was supposed to be the start of the 2020 MLB season. The Little league had an “Angels Night” scheduled. That too has been cancelled and not rescheduled. Refunds are on their way.
The Australian rock band INXS had a song called “Tiny Daggers” in the chorus, Michael Hutchence sings “Who put those tiny daggers in your heart?” well, in this case it is the Corona Virus.
What have you lost that you are reminded of with pop ups? With schedule reminders? Have you cut them off? Deleted Them? Please comment and as always, thanks for reading and supporting the blog!