Playing With the BoysPosted: May 11, 2012 | |
i played baseball as a kid. so this story resonated with me because baseball CAN involve physical contact. if i’m charging second and the dude’s trying tag me out, guess what i have to do?
tackle him. i charge right into him and try and knock the ball out of his hand.
but, if the second baseman’s is a girl, i’d hesitate. then i let the team down. i’m all for a girls baseball league, but sorry- i wouldn’t play against a girl. i think i read about girls playing on football teams now as well. i’d NEVER let my daughter play.
and before any of the women reading take offense….remember, i have 2 sisters and the older of the 2 tagged along behind me when we were kids (she’s 4 years younger than me), she was a tough kid, but even SHE knew not to try and get involved with the neighborhood football/baseball games. she saw brother get drilled more than once and wanted NO PART of that action.
but she was GREAT at talking shit. lol.
i taught her well.
interestingly enough, “the sandlot” was on tonight. one of my FAVORITE movies ever. to this day. honestly, this was me as kid growing up from ages 6-12. if you’re a man, and you grew up in the US and you DON’T like this movie…or GOD FORBID haven’t seen it, kill yourself.
my favorite scene. they decide to be badasses after their win from the above video.
tbh, i don’t think i’ve met many women that didn’t like this movie. it’s a VERY realistic portrayal of the inner-workings of boys. i remember watching this with a woman i was dating and heard the following phrases-
“why do boys DO this crap?”
“OMG, i can totally see you doing something like this.”
“why are boys so stupid sometimes? LOVEABLE, but idiots.”
and as i’m sure you can imagine, there were plenty of moments where she was just shook her head. and….i should point out she had ZERO brothers. so ladies, if you haven’t seen this movie- do yourself a favor and check it out. ESPECIALLY if you have a young son.
if you’re a guy and haven’t seen it.
go schedule yourself a pap smear.