Tuesday and Thursday baseball games this month involve two Bartle boys: Zachary and Garry. We hadn't planned on Garry coaching this season (I need help on the sidelines!), but no one else volunteered. So with a tiny bit of training and a bag of Parks & Rec equipment, Dad has once again become Coach Garry.
First- and second-graders are somewhat more coordinated and capable than the kids on Tyler's team. Players get four chances to hit a pitched ball before using a tee. Zach hit pitches during both of his at-bats. Once he smacked the ball right into Garry's knee!
No matter what the stage, baseball involves lots of this -- sitting around. Gavin, for one, didn't appreciate it.
The players really enjoyed their first game together and look forward to many more!
Way to go, Coach!