Tonight is the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Enjoy it with your family. Baseball historian George Will writes about Ted Williams, a perennial All-Star and one of the greatest baseball hitters ever: “He used a postal scale to check that humidity had not added an ounce to the weight of his bats. Challenged to find from among six bats the one that was half an ounce heavier than the others, he quickly did. He once returned to the maker a batch of his Louisville Sluggers because he sensed that the handles were not quite right. The handles were off by five-thousandths of an inch.”
Williams was an outstanding hitter. And obsessive. This trait made him hard to deal with – both on and off the field. Don’t let that be your kids. Sports are designed to teach children how to persevere and to just be plain fun, not stressful. Here are 10 ways to enjoy sports with your kids.
Huddle up with your children tonight and ask: “Do you really like playing sports, or would you like to do something else?”