This is a survival kit for all of the travel baseball parents who will meet for our annual picnic soon. It is a clear bag with items in it and a topper that has lots of different kinds of thank yous in various colors on it. The items listed are from different combinations I've seen on the internet.
Date: Friday, July 22, 2005 GMT Views: 1956
Registered: October 17, 2004 Location: coastal NC Posts: 463
Sat, Jul 23, 2005 @ 10:18 AM
I love this idea. I have a friend who is going to be going on a baseball trip with the kids. Could you please tell me what it said? I can't quite make it out. I would like to make them for the parents. They leave next week. Thanks so much
------------------------------ Green acres is the place to be
Starburst Lollipop-For the burst of energy youíll need to keep up with the season.
Cotton-To keep from hearing bad calls made.
Penny-To help finance the other things in life you need that arenít baseball.
Aspirin-To relieve the headaches of scheduling other family events around baseball or for close games.
Bandaid-For injuries your son will endure during the season.
Candle-For the light at the end of the tunnel. Itís called August!
Pencil-n-Post It-For keeping score.
Marble-In case you lose yours during the season.
Puzzle PieceĖFor the important piece you are in your childís life.
Poem-To remind you of the important role you play in your childís baseball career.
Put Forth Your Best (Patty M., CMC)
The contest lasts for moments
though the training's taken years.
It wasn't the winning alone
that was worth the work and tears.
The applause will be forgotten,
the prize will be misplaced.
But the long hard hours of practice
will never be a waste.
For in trying to win you build a skill;
you learn that winning depends on will.
You never grow by how much you win,
you only grow by how much you put in.
So in any new challenge you've just begun,
put forth your best and you've already won.
Alone at the Plate
He pulls on a helmet, picks up a bat
and walks to plate "gotta hit and that's that"
The crowd starts to yell, the game's on the line
last inning, two outs, and the score's nine to nine.
Dad yells, "go get it,"Mom wrings her hands,
Coach yells "hit it" but alone there he stands,
Heroes are made on seconds such as this,
but he's just a little boy, what if he should miss?
Years after the games ended and he's little no more
will he remember the outcome or even the score?
No he'll have forgotten if he was out, hit or run,
he'll only look back on his friends and the fun.
So cheer this boy on, alone with his fate;
help him remember with fondness, this stand at the plate.
Spend your time wisely and help in his quest
to be a hitter with confidence and always his best
And when the game's over, this boy can stand tall,
for you've helped him prepare to give it his all!
The poems will be given to the parents by their son who will include a flower or a chocolate baseball bat as a thank you. Have fun creating!