February 20, 2013 at 11:59 am #4173
Spent Thursday through Saturday at Muddy Gras with customers and it was a pretty good time. If you have never attended one of these events you should try to make one. We had a blast just watching the kids jump their high dollar trucks and ATVs into the mud pit. They tore up stuff like it was free and the more they drank the more they broke stuff. Sunday we went to the river to see how the White bass and crappie spawn was coming along and it is looking pretty good.
My son started T-ball and the wife put me in charge of the parade float for the team this Saturday, she also offered our yard as a Thursday practice field. The field they use on that day is always wet because it is low land. She told me I need to put up some lights for them to see when it gets dark. When do people find the time to do all this stuff.February 20, 2013 at 12:11 pm #4177
Hang in there on the kid’s chaos schedules. Before you can blink they will be teens and want nothing to do with you — unless it involves asking for the keys to the car, gas money, date money or pocket change to spend on their friends that already spent the money they dug out of their parents pockets — all while giving you that “you can’t tell me what to do” look.
When that happens don’t try to have a rational conversation with them, as anything you say will be interpreted as “you’re the man trying to keep me down.”
Enjoy the chaos. Teen drama is exhausting.February 20, 2013 at 12:37 pm #4180
Atta boy Crow! High time you started spending time and energy w/ the family and their activities and less time drinking, chasing critters, entertaining customers at strip parlors and whore’in around town.February 20, 2013 at 12:46 pm #4181
JC — Those kinda stories from him stopped well over 5 years ago. As did most everyone else’s tales of youngness. We’re all catching up to you but our short term memory is still sharp.February 20, 2013 at 1:29 pm #4188
You don’t need lights for tee ball most likely. You do need to consider where you are going to bring the clay in from for the field. Even if you decide to go pro turf I think going traditional infield clay. A lot of schools using pro turf up here do it all the way to the bags so the only dirt is on the bump and around the dish. It works fine because you can slide on that stuff, but if you want them playing at the next level you’ll want real clay in the traditional places. So you’ll need that down the lines (all the way to the pole would be sweet looking and then in the infield of course and then around the the warning track. Pro turf everything else including the coaching boxes and the on deck circles, but do those in the brown turf. Get your clay from Oklahoma. Most pro ball fields have their clay trucked in from there. Then decide if you are going hard pack with cinders on top or just normal drag and rake approach. Damn that thing will be sweet.
When you put in the bullpens turf all the way to the rubber and just have the dish painted on the turf. You can paint the dishes at 46, 50, 54 and 60.5. That will be trick and allow you not to have to step off and use a throw down dish. If you want you can run Brady Bunch turf in the bullpens.
Batting cage I recommend you concrete that sucker and use Brady Bunch Turf. Put a big sign of “no cleats allowed” and “go be a hole diggin gopher someplace else.” You may want to paint that on the throw down dishes in the cage. Don’t need a machine but if you get one get a two wheel so you can work breaking balls when you get to that age. Also, get the fly chute attachment because you don’t need to be wasting time learning how to hit fungos at your age.
Let me know if you need anything else.February 20, 2013 at 1:34 pm #4191
LMFAO!!!February 20, 2013 at 3:14 pm #4205
Screw that, this is not field of dreams! I must admit I did not get it until I saw my son hit that first ball and run for first base. He hit it and just froze like a deer in the road. I started yelling “run to first” and he took off with the bat in his hands all the way to first like he was going to club anyone who got in his way. lololololololol I have been trying to practice with him at the house but catching the ball is a chore with my hands. Went to a specialist and found out I have bone chips/spurs/ build up in my hands and they want to do surgery to remove all the bad stuff. I finally hit the 200# mark on my weight and I have been keeping it there. The only Crow moment to speak of was a Ratcoon that was eating the girls catfood. I snuck out to shoot it one night and missed it. Several nights later I tried again and I missed again. This really punched me right in the pride so I pulled out all the stops. I sighted in my .22 rifle and it was dead on. The wife asked me why not just trap him and I tried to explain it was to late for that. If I would have trapped him it would be like giving up. I sat in the back yard from 12-2am waiting on that coon, I rigged up a light I could control and had a rifle rest. The coon came out about the time I thought my toes would freeze off because I was in my PJs and I cartwheeled him. He made it to the trees but he was messed up big time. I was so happy and my girls thought I was a hero. Two days later I look out the back door when we got home from practice and there was a coon eating the catfood again. I was so mad I stepped out the door and blasted him with my 12G, it also broke a could plant pots and hit a patio chair. The wife was not happy and I was told I had to use the trap from now on.February 20, 2013 at 3:32 pm #4206
You’re a little looney Carpy. These are T-ballers not 14 yr olds. These little kids show-up for practice w/ their pink platic gloves and KMart plastic bats and pink running shoes and a hat w/ a daisy pattern worn like Aussie. They stand around in the outfield pick’in daisies and their noses and scratching their butts while whining about how cold n windy it is and when is practice going to be over. Try to explain something to them is all “duh, you’re mean to me, I’m telling my mommy.”…..and then the crying starts and screaming “I hate you, I hate this game, I wanna go home.” Wait until the 1st game and the parents get in your face about this that and the other thing. And be prepared to be a taxi service to p/u and return the little monsters to and from practice and games. Mommy and daddy are working or just too buys. Course, if you have a single mom that’s hot be the taxi and getcha some when you bring the rugrat home.
T-ball sucks and should be outlawed!February 20, 2013 at 3:48 pm #4207
Agree on the tee ball sucks but it beats the snot ouf of no ball at all. Funny game that baseball. Hard to figure it out and a lot like the aids. Once you got it, you gonna have it for good. It’s insanely difficult and only the mentally strong make to the other side. Everyone else quits when they are 11 because they suck. It’s the great divider of men. If the game eats your face at 11 then life will do the same thing for the rest of it you have.February 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm #4216
I dont know what you are talking about JC? My kid has batting glove, normal glove, helmet, bat, baseball bag for his gear, UA shirts, baseball pants, shoes, ETC. I was told T-ball is cheap but after they clip you for the gear, team sponsor, lotto tickets, etc, the name of the team should be the CROWHATERS. I am not beetching though because my son is really into it and he is putting his heart into it. He is five years old and this is the first thing that is all him and he has me throwing the ball for him in the dark almost every night and if I tell him to run he runs all out. He is a tough little sheet and I get a kick out of watching him. It does not matter if he gets any good at it or not as long as he is having fun.
I swung by Outback a couple weeks ago after practice with him and picked up an outback special for dinner. This good looking girl brings out my food and I was on the phone with a friend. I tell my friend he needs to get over to outback because the take out girl is HOT! When we get home the wife ask my son if I was driving the car crazy. My son without missing a step told his mother that daddy drove real slow and inside I was thinking ” thats my boy”. Then he tells her we stopped at outback for some food and dad said the lady was HOT! He went from hero to retard in 15 seconds, but it is genetics and he cant help it.February 20, 2013 at 5:40 pm #4217
I must be the only one that figured Carp was a bit tongue in cheek on that post….???February 20, 2013 at 5:41 pm #4218
everyone one here is drinking LESS…
hell I used to never drink ….
got blasted on apple pie unbonded Sat …
it was real “fun”February 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm #4236
Good story Crow!
A 5 yr old needs a batting glove to hit the ball off a tee? A helmet when the ball is a soft squishy one? Ya gotta be kidding me! What’s next, ya gonna sharpen his cleats until there razor sharp? And beetch’in bout spending a few bucks on equipment, sponsorship and raffle tickets. You spend way more than that on a nite’s drag racing for crissake…..what a freak’in selfish cheapskate!!!February 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm #4240
Guess so Klob.February 22, 2013 at 9:27 am #4251
all the kids have helmets, batting gloves, etc. I asked the same question about the batting helmets, if they hit the ball off a T why do they need a helmet. They have the basemen and the pitcher wearing helmets also.February 22, 2013 at 12:26 pm #4252
Basemen?February 22, 2013 at 1:21 pm #4253
He mispelled bassmen…..the band on the sidelines has to wear helmets too.February 25, 2013 at 10:18 am #4312
I have bought two different T-ball stands for my son to practice at the house and both of them have broke. Does anyone know what is a good stand or how I should go about making one? The ones they sell at Academy suck and I bought the best two they sell.February 25, 2013 at 12:31 pm #4316
You bought the cheap plactic ones that girls use. I can imagine how humiliated your boy is for your buying girls batting tees. BTW…it’s not a stand it’s a tee for crissake. What is the Academy? Sounds like the place where they sell the pink plastic BB gloves, platic bats and daisy pattern helmets. Awww geez….don’t tell me ya bought the poor kid a daisy helmet too!
Get a black rubber, adjustable height tee that is attached to a black rubber homeplate. Google for who has them….lots of online shops. Carpy knows! Me, I forgot it’s been so long since I managed the Rockies n Phillies and became a coaching legend in my own time here in the Sacramento area. I kid you not….the newspaper wrote a big article about me back then and that’s what they called….a LEGEND!!!February 25, 2013 at 12:47 pm #4318
For what its worth I don’t care for the Rawlings 5 position I was just linking you an example. The back 2 tee slots are in the middle of the dish and they should be on the outside. Plenty of other correctly set up versions. Not sure what brand I have. I’ll send a picture of that also.
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