Life throws you curve balls, this I know for sure. This year I have missed two of the things I love most; watching my son play baseball and coaching. With a new job, my schedule makes it hard to get to the things I have always had time for. And with senior day approaching, I keep thinking of the group of freshmen I coached back four years ago that are now seniors of this team. Kids grow up so fast as any parent knows. Like baseball, the count keeps changing. My two daughters are married, I am a grandfather, my oldest son will be married this July and Mario has only one year of college left. My dad also has now been sick for the past three months and is turning 90 this Friday. He has told me how he wants things back like they were, when him and I would be at home playing catch in the yard. As the senior class end their high school careers and move forward with the next step in their life, I hope they rememember the little things. Like playing catch with there Dad, going to a ball game with him or even just watching a game on tv. It’s the little things we do in life with our parents that help us with growing up, but we never think about it at the time. As in life, baseball is a game of doing the little things. You can look terrible one day and do great the next. It may be the last baseball game at Issaquah High , but there is plenty of baseball left in each one of the seniors on this team. For me, I missed a lot of the year at Issaquah high baseball and a lot of my sons Mario college baseball games. I can’t get the games back to watch and like playing catch with your dad, I can’t get that back either. So for all you seniors, before the year is out, do me one favor; ask your dad to play catch in the yard. Do it for me, because down the road you will be glad you did.I miss my buddy’s Rob, Cappy and Bruce and Jerry keeping score, the practices and all the bus rides to the games. But as the season winds down, think about all the little league games, the summer games you played and your high school experience. This is your time to shine. So as the playoffs near, do the little things that got you there and go play a little catch with your dad because baseball is great game and you are part of that greatness. To all the seniors: thank you and remember you are lucky to have a Rob, Cappy and Bruce..Thank you parents for have great kids,.A side note my grandson Brody had his first T Ball game and I missed itbut there is still alot of baseball left so lets go win a state title love you all Coach Steve
This is your time Senior’s Enjoy and also playing catch with Dad
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