categories: athletic gear | solipsistic prattle
This is Robert's new baseball mitt. We could have gotten a leather glove and a tee-ball for $6.99, but we sprang for the executive model because 1) the nylon is more pliable and weather-resistant, and 2) the vibrant blue is easy to locate at the playground. (It also comes in pink, a fact that made my wife throw up in her mouth.)
I admit I already covet this thing, and I am dismayed that my hand will not fit inside. When Robert is otherwise engaged, I loop my thumb and pinkie inside the strap and have catches with myself against concrete walls. So far, the Red Sox have won the World Series of LOD's Mind eight years in a row.
After a few days of fieldwork, the boy is convinced we need to get him a bat. I told him I won't even consider it until he learns to throw the ball at something else besides my nuts.
Blue child's baseball mitt, $9.99 at Target [not available at Target.com and still not being worn on the correct hand]