Last Wednesday, Tom received this via email from an unknown man. I removed his name & just left his initials. Letters like this make you feel good about the paths you've chosen in life, so I thought I'd share. And remember, someone is always watching!
My son and I attended the tournament in Little Rock this past weekend that your team played in. A friend of my son plays for the Warriors, so we decided to catch a couple of games on Sunday. I was able watch most of your game in the finals on Sunday.
I witnessed a couple of things that we typically don't see out of kids that are 13 and 14 years old. Both teams praying before and after the game, the opposing teams shaking hands with the other team prior to the start, and parents and coaches encouraging players from the other team. I have 2 sons and a daughter who have all played baseball / softball and I can't remember a game in which players, coaches and parents were so well behaved and showed that kind of class. At most games you typically get parents and coaches arguing with umpires and coaches who constantly yell and scream.
I also got to see a great game. Both teams are well coached and the defensive play of both was phenominal. Not often do you see 13-14 year old teams turning double plays and have pitchers who can throw that hard and well. You have a very talented bunch of young men playing for you.
In todays world with kids doing drugs, drinking and being disrespectful to adults, it was nice to witness the things I saw on Sunday. I got your email off of the Burns Park website but do not have a way of getting this to the coaches from Hot Springs. Could you please forward this to them for me. You might also let your players and parents know that people do notice their actions.
Good luck this year - Be blessed,