Head Safety Behind the Plate

  Guest Post by Scott Perry    The catcher is a team leader, involved in every pitch and helping to control the tempo of the game. It is a very rewarding – and fun – position to play!  Still, we can’t say this without acknowledging the fact that catchers have …

My Son Quit Baseball

  I knew this day was coming, but I’ve still been dreading it. Yesterday, my son went to his high school baseball coach and thanked him for all of the opportunities he has been given, but that he has decided to join the track and field team this Spring. Needless …

Bad Tryouts

He’s in the shortstop line ready to take grounders. It’s tryout day for that new elite travel team your kid really wants to be on. All of the parents are sitting in the bleachers and you’re eating seeds to calm your nerves. Each kid is getting five balls hit to …

A Baseball Mom’s New Year’s Resolution

  Almost every year I, like most people, have a New Year’s resolution that’s something like, “Lose some belly fat”, or “Pick up a new hobby”. Those are wonderful (if you stick to them) but I was thinking this year I want to do something, not for myself, but for …

Baseball Withdrawal

  For anyone who’s missing your kids’ baseball games, I feel you. Even though we play year-round, it just doesn’t seem the same when the tournaments are spread out and it’s cold. I’m ready to put my flip flops & shorts back on and kick back in my baseball mom …

15 Coolest Baseball Parent Products

  There are certain items that are necessities for baseball parents and sports parents in general. I’ve been doing this for 14 years now, so I’ve collected some mental notes on what are some of the coolest products to have at games and tournaments. New products are coming out all …

New to the Game? Learn the Basics of Baseball Equipment

New to the Game? Learn the Basics of Baseball Equipment Baseball: It’s one of the most popular sports of all time, perhaps thanks to the fact that just about anybody can learn the basics and start playing. There’s very little required in terms of baseball equipment, and while it’s preferable …

Dealing with Meltdowns

It’s 10:15 on a cold Saturday morning in November and my 10-year old son is having an epic meltdown on the flag football field. What is causing it, you ask? Not much. But apparently, he and I have different opinions. He’s mad because the coaches are calling running plays and …

Holding Your Child Back for Sports

Recently, I saw a discussion about holding your child back in school for sports, so I decided to write about it and put my two cents in. I know this is a very controversial topic and there are many differing opinions, and mine is just one of them. Having held …