Natalie played baseball for the first time this year. She was never interested in t-ball so she just went right into baseball. She decided she wanted to play because she dressed up as a character from A League Of Their Own one Halloween.
She said the movie made baseball look like fun.
However, she wasn't the best at the sport and would tell me often that it was "pretty boring." Maybe she'll try it again in a few years. For now she's all, "I don't want to play next year."
Here are reasons why I think Natalie's baseball days might be over.
1. Natalie would look like this whenever the ball would come at her at least 80% of the time.
Then she'd slowly retrieve the ball when it was evident that yes, she was meant to get it. Sometimes the coaches, her teammates, and people watching the game would then shout, "THROW THE BALL, NATALIE!" Because when she'd actually get the ball, she'd hold it like she was cradling a dang baby. She would later tell me, "I have to THINK about who deserves it the most. I can't just throw it to WHOEVER. Duh!"
2. She was more interested in kicking the dirt.
Or playing in it. She was playing in it here when she was supposed to be second base.
3. She also preferred to play with the bugs. She was once watching a ladybug when the ball sailed past her.
4. She drinks so much water while in the dugout waiting to bat that she has to pee about ten minutes later. If she's outfield she'll be the one gripping her crotch and bouncing around like a drugged chihuahua.
5. She'd look like this whenever the ball would come at her.
Oh. I already said that. But she did. Like 90% of the time.
6. She didn't always hit the ball when she was up to bat.
This is because she'd sometimes stand in a strange way. Or she'd be too far away from the plate. The coaches would correct her some of the time, but then she'd sometimes go back to the strange stance. She told me it was "how she felt like standing, duh."
I guess we'll see next year if Natalie wants to play again. If she wants to play, she'll be on a team that ranges in ages from 9-12. I can only imagine how much the 12-year-olds would yell at her if she just calmly let the ball go past her and didn't make a move to get it...