Behind every great baseball player is a great baseball mom! Thank you for being our #1 fans, for all the rides to practice, and all the love and encouragement throughout the years. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! We don’t know where we’d be without you! Another bragging moment on Gage. I can’t help it I’m just so stinking proud of him. He decided he wanted to play travel baseball. So we have taken him to 9 tryouts for 9 teams. It certainly takes a lot of courage for a 10 year old who doesn’t know anyone at a tryout to go, give it their all, and play their heart out all while keeping a positive attitude when he was told he didn’t make the team!
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I’m sure it was especially difficult for a little boy who is missing half of his fingers to go out there with confidence knowing he is already at a disadvantage simply because he was born different. Long story short, we didn’t realize how political travel baseball actually was. It really is kind of crazy! As his mother I wanted to punch every coach in the face that would say things like “well he is a little shy” or “he is a little behind in his skills” I just wanted to grab those darn coaches and shake them and ask them if they would have the courage to try out for a baseball team with some missing and deformed fingers!!!!
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They have no idea what it took for Gage to gain the confidence to even start playing baseball! Or the fact that he sat on the sideline and watched his younger brother play T-ball for two years because he was too shy to try it for himself. Today we finally got the text message we’ve been hoping for, Gage made a 10u travel team and we are so stinking proud of him! I cried! Gage is so excited! Here is what his coach had to say, “Over the past 3 weeks we’ve had about 35-40 boys tryout. We were looking to fill 2 spots going into tonight. We think Gage would be a perfect fit.”
I know I talk or post a lot about Gage and his hands but he really is an amazing human being. I knew from the moment they put him in my arms that he was going to be a world changer, even if it were just my world he changed. He is a true picture of what a kid with a little determination and a giant heart can accomplish. It is such an honor to be his mom and I wouldn’t change anything about him! You have every reason to post about him so much, he really is that amazing! He has the most wonderful people to encourage and support him too! Behind every baseball player who believes in himself is a baseball mom shirt is available, get it!