Gender reveals have been a big thing on the internet lately, where people think of creative ways to find out if they’re having a boy or girl. Some are cute, some are stupid, but this one is my all time favorite.
— Kyle Tait (@HearKyleTait) July 15, 2017
Just a great eye by the batter if you ask me. Never swing at the first pitch. Patience is key in baseball, and this future father knows that. Some might see a man who is definitely sleeping on the couch tonight because he ruined a whole event that his wife planned out for the last month. Not me. I see a guy working the pitch count. A man playing mental games at the plate. Always wait for your pitch. That’s like the first thing you learn in little league. You get three strikes for a reason. All I know is this guy is going to be a hall of fame softball coach for his daughter’s team.
I put some of the blame on the wife. Just awful pitch location. I get that there’s probably a ton of pressure in that situation, but you can obviously tell she didn’t get any reps in before. If that’s me and my wife, I’m holding batting practice every day for a month leading up to that day. I’m getting her a pitching coach. I want her throwing 90 down the middle while I send it yard over the neighbor’s pool. If I’m about to spend the next two decades of my life raising a kid, I’m not playing small ball with the gender reveal. I’m walking off with it.
I’m not a marriage expert, but I think this relationship is doomed. I’m not marrying a girl if she doesn’t know where I like my pitches. I’m making her put it in her wedding vows. “I vow to only throw low and inside fastballs, because my husband’s only home run in his life was at that pitch”.
So should the father probably have swung at the pitch, even if it was a little away from the plate? Probably, but I can’t be certain. Everyone always says how you can’t understand parenthood until you have one of your own, so I’ll stay away from drawing any conclusions.