A few years ago, when I was quite small, my mom got me this …
(And, by “a few years ago”, I mean, “some years ago” … maybe “a few of a few years past” … and, well … you know, math is stupid.)
Anyway, not quite 100 years ago, my mom got me this …
For those of you who are older than magnets (you know who you are), Wooly Willy’s bare head was surrounded by metal shavings. So, with the “magic” magnetic pencil you could move the shavings around and give Willy hair and a beard and a mustache.
(So, really, you were just creating your own version of the Red Sox.)
As a very precocious youngster, who didn’t quite understand the connection between metal and magnets, I decided it would be interesting if, before fixing Willy’s hair, I could first examine the metal shavings up close. So I broke into my Wooly Willy and poured the shavings on the ground.
(And, by “on the ground”, I mean, on the asphalt, because we were still in the parking lot of Long’s Drug, where we had gotten the thing just five minutes earlier.)
This didn’t improve my understanding of metallurgy. But, it did massively annoy my mother. And, having broken the plastic lid, I never did get to give Willy a metal beard or mohawk, because no way, no how, was my mom getting me another one.
The moral of this story is simple.
Don’t trust children with things.
Most important, don’t trust children with things that are meaningful to you. Like the foul ball you just caught.
As in St. Louis yesterday …
OK, you can’t really trust ’em, but that kid was awesome.
The kid is indeed great. He had the right idea. We’re here to play ball. How can we play if I hold on to the ball?
Of course! Your assessment is brilliant! :)
Considering some of the Cards pitching, maybe they should sign the kid. :-)
The Orioles could use that kid and his arm, too …
As well as the Red Sox, the metal shavings could be used for the sideburns of Nick Markakis and Brady Anderson. How about the Oakland As of 1972-1974?
Nick still has a beard (pushing the Orioles’ facial hair rule) and Brady still has his 20th-century sideburns. Or, I could recreate the current A (and former Hoo) Sean Doolittle!
That kid has pretty good form. Too young for sideburns or a beard though. And kudos to the third base coach.
I know, the kid even had his game face on! :)
This video is hilarious and your post only added to it…wonderful!
I love that little kid … his sense of purpose is inspiring! :) Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kids are just cats, but with thumbs … which makes them even more dangerous … and “untrustable”.