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Little league has begun again. As the seasons turn so does Baseball.

While I still can’t coach I do go to every game.

My son and I still share the passion.

And he’s killing it.

4 hitters faced. Four strikeouts. 15 pitches. 12 strikes. Velocity higher than ever.

He’s been training with a former MLB pitcher. The coach said my son looked great and he didn’t have much to work on.

The kid is 12 and throws in the high 60’s. That’s like a MLB speed of high 80’s I think in terms of batter reaction time.

He’s come a long way.
My son has always had the physical prowess (of course).

But the mental part of the game is his biggest challenge. He’s like his dad in that way.

Whenever I coach him in mindset and approach, I’m always coaching myself too.

Mastering your emotions is essential - always.
Being a dad isn’t just about helping your kids to grow and mature.

It’s a growth and maturity process for parents too.

When you see your weaknesses reflected back at you there’s a moment for personal reflection and evolution as well.

I have to grow if he is to grow too.
He’s finally the “big kid” now at 12. He’s the oldest and biggest and one of the best.

He is on a new team with a new coach.

This is his chance to grow as a team leader without me there every step of the way.

It’s been hard to let go for me but seeing him excel brings me joy.
Baseball has introduced my son to bigtime real world issues.

Poor kid had to learn about doxing and political hatred through his child’s game of little league.

But we’ve held our heads high and he continues to dominate both as a player and a teammate.

I couldn’t be prouder.
After each pitch he throws, each pitch he faces as a batter, and after every play in the field he looks over to see if i'm watching / my reaction.

I remember doing the same thing with my dad, I'd even look over while i was playing football.

Sons need their fathers.
Like most things in life, the beauty of fatherhood comes w/ its own downsides. It's hard. It's never ending. It's personally difficult + challenges your identity.

It's easy to give up. Check out. Love your device more than your kids.

You need stamina. and heart. and thats ok.
My parents used to say, "you didn't come with a handbook, ya know!"

Back then I understood they didn't have a road map.

But today, today that's no excuse.

The answers are out there.

The methods are proven.

The only real challenge is conquering your own demons.
Some of you are asking why I can't coach - here's the thread where I found - and I explain why. Yes I was emotional.

Life is emotional.

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