From Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan's Soul

A Cup for the Coach

Our next-door neighbor was the coach of my oldest son’s team. He frequently took the team “back to the field for practices.” On one such occasion it was a warm spring day, and the boys were at practice. I was busy doing my “motherly chores” when I heard a knock at the back door. Upon answering the door I found two boys from the team. They said Mr. P., the coach, needed a cup. I immediately went to one of my boys’ rooms and got a cup. The boys ran back to the field with it. A few minutes later and another knock at the back door. The same players were there. I opened the door and the boys proclaimed Mr. P. didn’t need an athletic cup, he needed a drinking cup! Oh the mind-set of the mother of boys!

Joanne P. Brady

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