Baseball season is in full swing, which means your spare time will be spent in the dugout rooting for your team. To celebrate the new season, here’s 8 things only baseball players would understand.
…You got the best player out
You were filled with excitement, adrenaline and joy when you got your opponent’s best player out. Although you looked like the MVP in your teammates’ eyes, your opponents had their eye on you for the rest of the game…which wasn’t a bad thing.
…Good game was etched into your brain
One of the few guarantees of baseball were the sportsmanlike “good game” high fives at the end of each game. Although this ritual goes by fast, you said it so many times you may or may not have said “game good” at least twice.
…Stretching was life
Stretching before, during and after each game was essential especially with the constant running, reaching and jumping to catch the ball. You knew if you skipped a stretch there’s a good chance you’ll get injured, and no one wants that.
…You knew ground balls were either a great play or game over
Ground balls either made you the celebrated player or landed you a seat in the dugout because you took a major hit. Whether or not you accepted the risk, you knew it would help get your opponent out or win depending on how close the game was.
…Sunflower seeds were EVERYWHERE
Sunflower seeds are the equivalent of glitter…they’re everywhere. Whether it’s the empty shells, kernels or a bulk bag on the bench, they were at every game and practice.
…Trying to decipher the other coach’s signals
Although you knew it was wrong to do, your curiosity (and boredom) got the best of you in the dugout. You worked your eyes and brain to the max to decipher what the other team was about to do…while being incognito of course.
…When you won
Depending on how civil you were or if it was a nail-biting game, you either hopped out of the dugout into a massive dog pile or you kept your excitement under wraps until the other team made it to the locker room.
…You knew the unbearable pain of getting hit by a baseball
Nothing can describe the traumatizing sensation of getting clonked by a baseball at full speed. The throbbing, numbness that takes over your body would hands down be a baseball player’s nightmare for the season.