Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Coaches Lost..........

And the team won!

Our softball team colors are Hot Pink and Lime green (chosen by our sponsor, the local Subway restaurant and not the coaches).

For the last year the girls have been bugging the two coaches/dads about why they were not wearing the team colors.

So a bet was made.........If the girls won then the coaches would wear pink pants.

So here they are in their pink "loud mouth" shorts from http://www.loudmouthgolf.com/top.html (The one in the red hat is mine.)

So now if the girls win then the coaches wear the pink shorts. If they lose then they don't. So far they have won 4 out of 5 games.

I want to finish this post by making a public service announcement. Every Youth softball and baseball program should make it mandatory to wear a face shield on their batting helmets!

It has been required in our county for years. We played a team in another county last night where it wasn't required to wear face shields. Pitchers from both teams accidentally hit their batters.

When our player got hit in the head, the ball bounced off her face shield and she walked to first base. When their player got hit in the head, she went to the emergency room and lost two teeth. Nuff Said.


  1. That is hilarious,Janet!! My husband coaches both of our sons' teams but the colors are green and gold. Not quite as funny as hot pink! We don't have face shields on our helmets either. Thanks for the warning on that. We will have to look into it.

  2. I love it, and admire the coaches for humoring the girls.

  3. Oh I love those shorts! Of course Lime Green and Pink are two of my favorite colors! They look great! And congrats to the team!

  4. Haha! Love the shorts and love the coaches that give of their time and talents to the girls.

    Our daughters played tournament softball 6th-12th grade. It was a wonderful time in our lives. My husband really misses coaching but is now enjoying playing coed softball in rec-league with one of our daughters.

    I agree with you about the face masks! They were manditory equipment for tournament caliber teams. My daughter pitched a 68 mph fastball. I alternately worried about her hitting a batter and having her hit by a ball coming straight back at her!

    My husband and I insisted on masks for their high school team, providing and installing them ourselves. We fought for 5 years with the high school to provide a safety first base (one for the first baseman and one for the runner, side by side to prevent collisions). It finally happened the year after my younger daughter graduated, but at least it happened! :-)