This Quote from an Unknown Baseball Mom, truthfully does say it best and comes with a seal of approval from mothers around the world:
As a coach, a parent, and as a son I have determined there is a direct correlation between the loudest mom at a baseball game and the kid at bat!
Truthfully I believe Mom’s have earned the right. In fact, Ms. Julian Huxley said, “The significance of an adaptation can only be understood in relation to the total biology of the species.”
I would even go on to state Mothers have been blessed with an innate multi-tasking ability in a male-dominated, unorganized environment we call Baseball.
Okay I can’t reference any specific study, but what I witnessed as a coach, the things my wife accomplished with our two boys, and as a son who played the game long before the invention of the iPad. Mothers are amazing. I do believe their are studies proving a mother’s ability to recognize their baby’s cry within hours after birth, which I argue lays the groundwork for what they will be dealing with over the next 20 years. [some believe longer, but…]
I first witnessed this phenomenon as early as Tee-Ball:
- The ability to Multi-task – Read, converse, keep and eye on the other children, then come to a complete STOP knowing their son is due up
- Critical Path Program Management techniques to ensure the uniform is clean and ready to go on game day
- Cryptogram savant – Ability to quickly decipher league and tournament schedules [e.g., translate the meaning of Team 6 versus Team 4 playing at Field 3] and have him their on time
A protective maternal instincts that is equipped with an attentiveness that extends well beyond the day-to-day tools of the game. Drawing on facts [e.g., equal number of innings, batting average, who struck out the most] as they question the decision take their son out of the game. Two to three innings into a baseball game and you will understand the birds-and-the-bees of where Mother’s Day Tournaments come from!
It is for this reason I wanted to say,
- Thank you Mom!
- Thank you to My Wife and mother of two wonderful sons, both who played baseball!
- And, a special thank-you to ALL the Moms who allowed me to coach their sons’ over the years.
I agree, now would be a good time to provide equal time to a real baseball mom. So I thought it would be appropriate to share Momumo’s blog, ‘The Life of a Baseball Player’s Mom,” to provide what many believe is a better sense of the pain and pleasure Moms endure.
Either way, enjoy!
Until next Blog,
Happy Mother’s Day….Tournament!