it's still an adjustment, getting used to little league as opposed to pony ball. i know y'all are tired of hearing me bitch about it, but dammit- it's the ONE thing that blake plays and the one thing he absolutely LOVES to do. and i want to give him the very best environment, competition, and chance for growth that i can. bottom line is, if blake never played pony ball, i wouldn't know what he was missing. but he did.. and i do... and i have to deal with that everyday.
it's weird because yes, this years league is better than last years.... but it's still about the level of ball he played when he was 6. that's 2 years ago. i heard a coach mention that a player should be in the majors (the highest division in little league) and in all honesty, i don't think the kid is that good. so i wonder if that kid should be in majors.. WHY? because he can actually pitch and pitch well? if you keep taking all the kids who can play baseball decently and put them in the league above- then you give the kids in minors (what blake is in now) the same shit they had in rookies.... no one good to play against. if you take all the pitchers who can pitch and move them up, you give the kids no good pitchers to hit off of. i mean, WHY take away the competition? why take away the good players? i just don't understand this league's frame of mind at all. i miss the kids being pushed to be better players. i miss the level of competition blake had in pony ball. it would blow your mind. at least he's excited! :)