Although I am primarily right handed, I can do some things left handed as well. One of the things I can do left handed is throw a baseball, which meant that, while I was growing up, I often had dreams of becoming baseball's first switch-pitcher. I figured I could develop a glove that fit on either hand, so no matter which side of the plate the batter stood on, I would have the upper hand. The fact that my left handed fastball usually only travels about 55 feet, and the distance from the pitcher's mound to home plate is 60 feet 6 inches, was the deciding factor in my not making it to the Big Leagues. Oh well.
I have already started to look for a tiny baseball glove for my left-handed tot. Right now, he puts the Girl's pink Dora the Explorer-themed glove on his left hand, and then tries to throw the ball straight from his glove. This does not work too well, so we're gonna have to get him a glove that goes on the correct hand. And soon. I don't want to jeopardize his future career.
In other sports news, the kids have a cheap set of plastic golf clubs that we got when the Girl was just an infant. These are so cheap that the plastic grips and plastic clubheads regularly fly off of the plastic shafts, and Daddy has to slide them back together. Thankfully the plastic clubheads only fly off and hit Daddy square in the head about half the time. Otherwise Daddy might leave them in pieces.
|Is that the Boy, or some other awesome left handed golfer? Photo courtesy of www.callawaygolf.com.|
I am already starting to look for the components so I can make both the Boy and the Girl their own real golf clubs for this summer. I can't wait to go out in the backyard and let them hack away at some practice golf balls. I guess winning the Masters would be a good alternative to pitching in the Big Leagues. Or maybe he'll surprise us all and do both. Sounds like a plan to me.