“SWEAT DRIES.BLOOD CLOTS. BRUISES FADE AWAY. SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP. ONLY TOUGH GUYS PLAY BASEBALL.” the t-shirt for sale on this “Baseball Moms” Facebook page read.
And then another shirt, possibly even more horrifying :
“I NEVER DREAMED I’D BE A SUPER CUTE BASEBALL MOM BUT HERE I AM KILLING IT!”
Stop. Please stop now. Having been to several youth baseball tournaments I have seen a lot of baseball moms. Some carry baseball-themed totes with their team’s name embroidered on the side. Some pace the sidelines like a cheetah in captivity while others calmly watch the game. Some are screamers, some are braggarts, some are anxious, some are indifferent. But never could I imagine any of them wearing either of these ridiculous t-shirts.
Another post on this page showed a cute sign for a kid’s bedroom that read:
“To fall asleep, I count baseballs instead of sheep”
To which a commenter wrote:
“That is MY SON TOTALLY to the max all day every day baseball is all he thinks about and it is probably my fault because I have had him in tournament ball since he was 4.”
Gee, and we thought that 8u was young. Do they even have tournaments for 4 year olds?
And another sign that read simply:
“EAT. SLEEP. BASEBALL.”
To which a gramatically-challenged reader replied:
“Sounds about right don’t it Joni?”
Hey, by all means eat, sleep, baseball. We all do.
Just please don’t do it wearing one of those t-shirts.