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A Crushing Defeat

It had to happen eventually. My 7-year-old’s baseball team lost their first game last week. And then the next day they lost another one.

It was a double whammy of disappointment.

I expected Dylan to be really bummed out about it, as he was very, very proud of their 3-0 undefeated status. He handled it pretty well, especially considering a strike out a few games ago forced us to leave the after game festivities because he was so upset. Honestly, I think the parents were more upset about the losses than the kids were.
I mean, we didn’t let on that we were disappointed. There was a lot of “GREAT GAME!” and “You guys played really well!” and “We’ll get ‘em next time! Who’s ready for pizza?!” and then all the kids cheered and ran away to stuff their faces and all the parents looked at each other and frowned and shrugged our shoulders and hoped that things would pick up again for the boys. Soon. And we also agreed that we’d start sneaking wine into the ballpark, to make the losses a little easier to bear.

So, really, the boys survived the losses just fine. It was the parents who found it hard to deal with.

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