Guess who the All Star manager is????
Yes, that's right, my husband.
I am not overly excited about this fact.
Why, you may ask?
You mean there are politics in little league baseball?
Cue hysterical laughter..... ha ha ha hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
You see, there were several candidates who wanted to be the All Star manager. Many of who spent the entire season campaigning for the position. My hubby did not campaign. He threw his name into the hat and felt like his reputation should speak for itself.
He was named manager.
The sixteen members of the Board of Directors met one Sunday morning to discuss the candidates. The choice came down to my husband and another manager who also wanted the job.
My husband is on the Board of Directors, the other managers wife is also on the Board of Directors.
Doesn't this sound like a fun meeting?????
The President of the league has the job of appointing managers. I am sure he was a little nervous when he had to announce who the managers were that morning at the meeting. He knew this other guy's wife was going to FREAK OUT.
Let me give you a little history on this other candidate.
He comes from a baseball family. His brother played major league baseball and is very famous. His nephew was drafted in the first round of the major league draft. They think they are God's gift to baseball, literally.
He is a nice guy....off the field. Put him on the field and he turns into a raving lunatic at times. If the boys win the game it is all because of him, if they lose, it was because the boys didn't play well. "They sucked", to quote him directly.
He is a good manager and he does know baseball, however, he has a hard time keeping perspective at times.
Anyway, when the President announced that Dave would be the All Star manager she Freaked out as expected. However, it was more over the top than even I (who had warned my husband this was going to happen) could have imagined. She cried and ranted for 30 minutes about how this was so important to her family, they had no idea what they were doing to her husband, and then she made this statement....
I wish he had as much passion for me as he has for baseball.
Cue the groans.
Finally the president went around the room and had all of the board members state who they thought the All Star manager should be. They not only stated but explained why in detail. My husband got 15 votes, her husband got 1. Hers.
She quit the board and ran out the door. She immediately headed to church where her rage built up and erupted. You will not believe what happened. I can' make this stuff up people.
to be continued