This year, Tyler's coach asked him to be one of the pitchers. He was pretty excited even though he has never pitched before. Yesterday his team scrimmaged with another team and he was the first pitcher.
I'm not sure if this is a mom thing, but I was so nervous for him. Paul thought I was weird but come on...his first time pitchingfor a "pretend" game, in front of a bunch of strangers, that is nerve wrecking. Of course, I have no idea if Ty was nervous. I guess I was nervous for the both of us.
There is also the factor of being in direct line with the batter...he could get hit!! (which one of the moms on the team reminded me of...thanks other mom...like I need another reason to worry!) He did pretty well. A few of the dads told me he looked good. YEAH!
At one point in the game I looked away from Tyler's mad pitching skills and I hear Paul say..."OH! He got hit in the face!" (he said this calmly b/c that is just how Paul is). I stayed calm on the outside but inside I felt like hopping the fence and running to help! (I know...I know) Luckily the ball hit the ground first then bounced up and hit him in the nose. So, he managed to walk away with just a bad bloody nose. (which he gets all the time)
Tomorrow is their first REAL game and Tyler is the teams first pitcher. I will be going to the store today to get him some protective face gear! (Totally kidding, but I think I might get a mouth guard like a few of the other kids were wearing.)
I am really proud of him for taking the pitching position! I know he will do a great job!