So, as any parent, player or coach knows, once a season comes to a close, there is a feeling of letdown. It is that almost empty feeling of what am I going to do with myself? With the elimination of Windham from the American Legion Baseball Regional Playoffs, this letdown feeling has hit me. It is the same feeling I had when I coached Little League. Once that final out was recorded, it was a mixture of emotions. Combine these together and shake well: relief, sadness, loneliness and some level of anxiety.
So, in just a few weeks, I will pack my son up and move him into college for his freshman year. Shortly thereafter, I will move my daughter into her college for her junior year. So, added to the emptiness of not supporting Windham baseball now comes the emptiness of a house looming. It is an odd mixture of emotions that I am faced with in this moment of time.
Let’s switch gears and look to others. Coaches Brody Artes and Aaron Talon just finished up coaching their sixty-first game this past weekend. Sixty-one games since the end of April! Thank you coaches! In just a couple of weeks, Mr. Artes and Mr. Talon will be back in their classrooms teaching. The question begs right here and now, what happened to summer? Well, a lot has been written about the boys of summer (baseball term). Our community, parents, players and yes, distant relatives, have followed our boys of summer, from the 9-10 year olds to the American Legion boys. So here’s one last shout out to the boys of summer and the success that has been achieved. And, as far as something to look forward to? Football season is just around the corner.