Mama Diaries

Friday, May 31, 2013

Bubba Pitches

My son, Bubba, and I went outside to play a little baseball .  He was the pitcher.  I was the hitter.

"Check this pitch out," he said, spinning in circles before releasing the ball.  "It's the anti-spin pitch!"

Okay.  Somehow I managed to hit the thing and send it across the yard as a ground ball.

Next pitch.  "Here's a slow pitch," my son said.  He came within ten feet of me and threw the ball straight up in the air.  It came down right in front of me, and again, I managed to hit it.

"You're good, Mama," Bubba said.  "Now try this one."  He whipped the ball so fast - right at my head.

I ducked and the ball crashed into the fence behind me.

"What was that?" I yelled.  "You could've knocked my teeth out!" 

"Sorry, Mama.  That was a head ball.  You had to use your head to get out of the way!"

Grrr.  Needless to say, that was the last pitch of the day!

47 comments:

  1. LOL That's priceless!

    That would have been the last pitch of my day, too. :)

    Have a great weekend.

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    1. The boy never throws a straight pitch!

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  2. He's such a great source of material.

    Happy Weekend :-]

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    1. Yes, he is! I hope you have a great weekend as well!

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  3. This was great! Have a nice weekend.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  4. Good thing he didn't throw something called a "Nut" ball.
    And that you're a girl.

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    1. Ha! Yes, a boy on the receiving end of a nut ball would not be happy!

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  5. Yikes! It's a good thing you stopped when you did! I think you had enough excitement for one day.

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    1. Yes. I prefer to keep all my teeth in my mouth, thank you very much!

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  6. I agree this is priceless.

    Yvonne.

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  8. and that's why you will never get Alzhaimer - Bubba will always keep your brain on the edge :)

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  9. Bubba has a smart answer for everything. Sherry, he sure keeps you on your toes. :-)

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  10. I'm not laughing...honestly...that could have been very dangerous, so I'm not laughing at Bubba's response...no way...not me...not ever...Okay, I lied, I laughed out loud. Sorry. :)

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    1. Hahaha! It's okay. I forgive you. :)

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  12. My dad accidentally gave me a head pitch when I was little and I didn't duck--LOL!

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  13. Head ball? There's a reason batters wear a helmet.

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    1. Oh. Thanks for the enlightenment. Maybe I'll go out and buy myself a helmet. :)

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  14. LOL Is it baseball or dodge ball? I commend you for playing. I'm scared of sports that involve balls that are flying. :))

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    1. Its Bubba baseball which resembles dodge ball. :)

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  15. Yikes! I'd hate to see how much worse it could've gotten if you continued playing...

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    1. I'm sure I would've ended up in the hospital!

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  16. My God, Sherry. I cannot get enough of your blog!!! You always tell the best stories. Headball? Sounds like something my brothers would play for money...

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    1. Ha! Remind me not to play with your brothers!

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  17. Bubba the innovator! That kid is going to invent something... it's heading in that direction... mark my words Sherry!
    Writer In Transit

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  18. Uh oh! Even his "cuteness" wouldn't have got him out of that one!

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    1. Yes, if I had lost a tooth or two, he would've been in big trouble!

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  19. You could write a book all about Bubba and his unique way of looking at the world. He's destined to be a star. (But maybe not a major league pitcher...)

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    1. LOL! His pitching would need a little practice for that to happen!

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  20. Visiting your blog after some days. And yet it never failed to make me smile. This one is hilarious. Trust me, its in the blood of all boys. They hate to lose in sports/games! Especially against girls/women.

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  21. Baseball is the thinking person's game!

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  22. I've never heard of a head ball. Sounds dangerous. Still a cute story, though.

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  23. The head ball -- that explains all those MLB brawls!

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  24. Good thing you ducked on that last pitch!

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    1. Yes! I'm grateful for fast reflexes!

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