Jack went to three different trials for the 9U Laguna Youth Baseball Traveling All Stars on April 27, May 4 and May 7. He played very well at the last try-out and I thought that he had a chance at the team.
Sure enough, the coach called last Thursday and offered Jack a spot on the team. Unfortunately, the team starts practices a week earlier than I thought and several months ago we planned a vacation for that time. As a result, Jack would miss a number of the practices. The coach indicated that he needed to think about that overnight. Calling on Friday, the coach indicated that the three coaches had talked it over and did not feel that was going to work and that they would have to go in a different direction.
Sharon and I spent some time on Friday trying to see if we could move the trip, but that quickly became a logistical and financial disaster.
I finally told Jack on Saturday morning that he had been offered a spot on the all-star team, but because of the timing of our vacation could not participate. He was not pleased...