Do 6 year old boys really enjoy Baseball?
Depending wholly on the enthusiasm of Mom and Dad little boys are signed up for spring little league baseball. Little mitts, cleats, and uniforms are bought. Schedules of games are sent out to parents that in turn end up in grammy and pappas email boxes. In most yards a baseball is tossed back and forth, to some little tikes more than other little ones. They have to learn the American pastime as early as possible right? According to Mom and Dad it is so. Luckily for these parents superstars get their start. And for others it’s a great time to get recognition from their son in the field just as a ball is hit right past him….
Actually the photo above is my grandson. And boy is he grand!!! Since his birth he has brought laughter and interest to Grammy and I. He loves puzzles. He loves to sing. Like his two brothers he takes life seriously. His enthusiasm at times puts his brain ahead of his mouth. It’s a real kick. Especially when he throws in the pallet tongue slapping “L”‘s with his stuttered attempt to get full sentences out before being interrupted. I can be anywhere and at anytime and think of him and a smile breaks out! He’s probably not going to be a baseball superstar. Just like all our grandsons to me and grammy he is the greatest superstar. Even when running to first base with an oversized batters helmet……
Amazingly to me at this young tender age there is some real talent for Baseball. Without a doubt dad or mom spends extra time with these little athletes. The genetic athletic skills carried to them being drawn like juice from an orange. One little baseball prodigy hit two home runs in this game. I’m not talking about the Keystone Cops chasing a base hit while he ran the bases. This little guy with his hitting gloves in force hit out to the outfield. Airborne the whole distance. A real home run. Impressive especially for an individual just learning math and reading and doing his first science projects.
I placed myself just beyond the first baseline looking back to home plate to photograph the expressions and body shapes as each player made the dash to first base. I love these photo’s and the enthusiasm reflected by each boy in them!