Monday, June 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Bro64!

Bro64 is in orange, and brother Bruce is on the far right. They are chatting with their great and good friend from the days when all three were baseball stars.

Bro64 is an outstanding youth sports coach. It would be hard to be a better coach than he is.

He's currently coaching a 9 year olds baseball team. A player had a hitting problem. Bro64 agonized over how to help the player correct it. He studied possible solutions in his coaching books. He settled on three drills to work on with the player after practice. One of them involved the batter holding a balloon between his thighs as he swung. Another involved hitting a ball off a tee - Happy Gilmore style - after a walking approach from behind the tee.

Then the player's Mom related that she thought her son was concerned about being a slow runner, and that he was consequently attempting to run to first base before his bat contacted the ball. Player interrogation confirmed this was the problem. Ah, well.

Bro64, displaying shrewd coaching expertise, helpfully instituted a rule:
Don't run until your bat hits your shoulder on the follow through.
I'm confident Bro64 slept with satisfaction that night: his job well done.

Ecclesiastes 2:24
There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.
Happy Birthday, Bro64!

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