THE CRANKY OLD MAN
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
GO LITTLE TIMMY GO!!
GO LITTLE TIMMY GO!!
son Matt played little league baseball years ago.He was on the summer league travel team.One of his teammates and a good friend was
Chris, a pitcher.Chris’s brother Timmy
was two years younger than Chris, too young for travel baseball, but he went to
most of the games.
Timmy was an
excellent baseball player.I once said to
“I’ll bet you’re looking forward to watching
Timmy play ball.”
“Timmy won’t be playing much
“Timmy is going to play soccer.That’s going to be his ticket to college.”
this time was starting to get popular in the US, but soccer over baseball was
unheard of.I didn’t question his dad,
but truth be told I thought he was crazy.
called him Little Timmy, I guess because he was the younger brother, was a
great kid.He always had a big smile and
a great attitude.His brother had a bit
of a temper which did not always serve him well in baseball, Little Timmy
always seemed cool as the proverbial cucumber.
hanging around at the summer baseball games with Little Timmy.Not all game or anything, but I would talk with
him and tease him a bit in a friendly way from time to time.His parents went to most of the games, but if
they were not around, I would occasionally spring for a hot dog or an ice cream
just because he was a good kid; also because he would wait in line and bring
the food back to me.
It is years
later now, and I don’t think Little Timmy ever went to College on a soccer
scholarship, even though he was an All-State goalie in high school.His dad wasn’t completely wrong though, Timmy
has done pretty well through soccer.
He has done
well despite a condition we both share.I never realized it at the time because I guess he was as good at disguising
the ticks and jerky movements of Tourette’s Syndrome as I think I am.
I doubt Little
Timmy would remember me if I ran into him today, but I will be watching him and
rooting for him this week when he takes his place in goal for the United States
in the World Cup. Go Little Timmy Howard GO!! Little Timmy in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLtja17J5KQ