We Talkin’ bout Practice?!??

So it’s FALL BALL time again. Jax has been honing his skills throughout the summer. We’ve even been watching some games together where he’s able to sit and focus for more than 30 seconds. He loves watching players dive for balls in the field and was excited to start this new baseball season.

I knew I was raising a superstar, but didn’t realize I was raising a superstar DIVA the likes of Keyshawn Johnson or Terrell Owens… or the infamous Allen Iverson

The minute we get to practice he’s tired and thirsty. He just can’t muster up the energy to go to his first warm up station. When the team is throwing balls through a hula hoop he needs to relax on the bench. When the other coaches are throwing grounders he wants to go home.

However, as soon as it’s time to hand in that lineup card this kid is ready to shine. He’s got his helmet on and he’s ready to bat clean up. He’s climbing the dugout fence to cheer on his teammates.

He went 2-2 and got his first hit in real pitch baseball. He’s a natural. He’s an All-Star… he performs best when the lights shine the brightest. (Just don’t ask him to show up for practice).

I assume the conversation he had with Coach Chris went something like this, “We sittin’ in here, I’m supposed to be the franchise player, and we in here talkin’ about practice. I mean listen, we talkin’ ’bout practice. Not a game, not a game, not a game. We talkin’ about practice. Not a game, not a, not a, not the game that I go out there and die for, and play every game like it’s my last. Not the game. We talkin’ bout practice, man. I mean how silly is that? We talkin’ bout practice. I know I’m supposed to be there, I know I’m supposed to lead by example. I know that, and I’m not shovin’ it aside, you know, like it don’t mean anything. I know it’s important, I do. I honestly do.

“But we talkin’ bout practice, man. What are we talkin’ about? Practice? We talkin’ about practice, man. We talk — we talkin’ bout practice. We talkin’ bout practice! We ain’t talkin’ bout the game, we talkin’ bout practice, man. When you come to the game, and you see me play, you see me play, don’t you? You see me give everything I got, right? But we talkin’ bout practice right now.

25 thoughts on “We Talkin’ bout Practice?!??

  1. You came to my blog and called me yet another disgusting name, lol, so thanks for that.

    Great example you’re setting for your kids, by the way. And, I noticed you deleted my comment where I corrected your stupid assumption about me liking your blog. Why delete my comments? I mean leaving our conversation at your stupid comment is a deceitful thing to do, especially when I did reply. It doesn’t accurately reflect the truth, now does it? Why do you feel the need to have a dishonest record of our exchange? It’s obviously your blog and you can do what you choose, but it’s completely dishonest.

    For the record, I thought your blog might be decent until you resorted to manipulation and verbal abuse towards me. Now, after the shitty way you treated me, of which I’ve screen shots of the actual honest exchange between us, I find you pathetic and disgusting. I wish I’d never made the mistake of complimenting a complete stranger until I got to know what an abusive person you are.

    I pity your children for having you as their father. You’re spiteful, vindictive, abusive, and ugly. They deserve better. Get some help, lest your abusive ways rub off on them.

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