After I got home from the gym and running errands today, I checked the answering machine and had a great message: Riley’s coach is one of the two we were hoping for! Sweet! And the coach already knows Riley because she helped out with the Pink Panthers last year. Another good thing is that at least two teammates from last year are with Riley again.
We won’t have to explain about Riley’s implants all over again and Coach will know to look at Riley when talking to her and to get as close as possible when she can.
And they’re not wasting any time. Riley has hitting practice at an indoor batting cage tomorrow and practice Friday. I think she’s going to enjoy playing again this year. And I’m sure I will enjoy watching! Seriously, it makes me want to play again. 🙂
One of my errands today was to buy Riley a new bat bag. The one from last year will barely zip when we put her bat, helmet, glove, ball and water in. I got tired of wrestling with it, so I bought a new one. Much roomier, much better, $15 at Dick’s Sporting Goods for a black Nike bag. Ryan mentioned the ones with wheels on the end, but those suckers are $50, and I’m not paying that for a 7-year-old. 🙂
She’s going to learn a lot of new language on the field this year as she moves up to coach pitch! And she’s really going to have to put her listening skills to work!