Thursday

He's Not Superstitious, Just a Little Stitious

For the first game of the tournament, Bear wore a wrist band. Just one. On his right arm. And the team won.


For the second game, Bear did the same exact thing. And they won.

Same goes for the third and final game. They won the tournament.

Now it's the regular season. For the first game, they won and Bear started making a connection with the wrist band. Suddenly, it was a lucky band. And actually, for that game, he forgot it. I got a frantic phone call before I left asking me to bring it with me. I did. They won.
Then something happened. They lost the next two games. Bear figured out it was because one game, he wore it upside down and the other game, he forgot to wear it at all. It must be worn. And on the correct arm.

Once that was figured out, they won the next game. The streak was over!
Until last night.

The wrist band was on the correct way and the correct arm. It was looking good. First at bat, they scored three runs. Then it went terribly downhill. Terribly.

There is a 10 run game called rule if they have played at least 4 innings. That has never happened to any of Bear's teams until last night. The bottom of the 4th inning, the home team scored a grand slam (home run with all the bases loaded which scores 4 runs) bringing the score 17 to 4. Game called. Rangers lost. Terribly.

I'm not sure of the lucky wristband's fate.

5 comments:

rachelizabeth said...

OH, NO!!! The poor guy! I don't understand why those lucky items never seem to stay lucky. At least it was a wristband and not the same pair of (unwashed) socks or something!

Don't tell him I said that. I don't want to give him any ideas. :)

Maybe his team just needed this loss as a kick in the rear to not become lackadaisical in their play. It's so easy to do!

ps- my son's team won tonight by the run rule. It sure felt good - since they lost by the rule several times last season!

littletoesandcheerios said...

Sounded like he was really on to something at first! So sorry they lost pretty bad. I know it means the world to these kids. Hang in there Bear...you are doing great!

Kim said...

Love those lucky items. Just wish they would stay lucky and that you could use them whenever you needed them to work. Now that would be lucky. :)

Sorry he lost but I do think that it's okay to lose once in awhile. Keeps their heads out of the clouds and their feet on the ground.

I do hope he wins their next game. :)

Debbie said...

Bless his heart. The only thing I hate more than losing is watching one of my kids lose. Good luck to him.

Misty Dawn said...

Bummer! But, you can't win them all... losing helps you build character ;-)