Cute feel-good story posted by Will Jauss, the 11-year-old son of Dodger coach Dave Jauss, on what it's like to be a Baseball Kid [his capitalization]. An excerpt:
Normal kids see their dad every night when he comes home from work. Normal kids spend their summers at camp, the beach or staying home with their families. I spend my summer in Los Angeles, 3,000 miles from our home in Boston, just so I can see my dad while he works. Other times I don't see my dad for weeks. My family goes to a baseball game almost every day. Sometimes I get to play catch and take batting practice on a major league field. This is the life of a Baseball Kid.
Will Jauss flies on the same plane as the team. He shags fly balls in the stadium during BP. He plays PSP with Russell Martin on the train. He calls his team-provided babysitter (during night games) "chilidog."
Dave Jauss, if you are adopting, please email Steve Sax at SoSG immediately.