I tried to bribe a scout during baseball evaluations this weekend. True Story.

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What? It’s the league’s fault. I mean how was I supposed to know that baseball tryouts in first grade were so freaking serious. There were scouters, coaches and clipboards. It was the most stressed I’ve been in a while (Especially because my son hadn’t actually picked up a baseball bat since last spring. Ooops.)

So I did what any of you would do, I offered a good old-fashioned bribe. Unfortunately, the scout I talked to happened to be an upstanding citizen. Rude. How’s a mom supposed to advocate for her son anymore?

Assuming my son gets drafted (yes there’s an actual draft for first graders), I’m totally buying him a personalized baseball bat.

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 And I’m buying his coach a flask:

Etsy blog, personalized groomsmen gift, engraved flask, etsy.com, personalized baseball bat, little league draft By the way, the only reason my son actually wants to play baseball this spring is, “for the trophy.”  So that totally makes all the schlepping to and from practices and games worthwhile.

Need to stock up on little league essentials for your own baseball star? Check these out:

Amazon.com Rawlings Players Series 10.5-inch Youth Baseball Glove, Etsy blog
Rawlings Players Series 10.5-inch Youth Baseball Glove

Amazon.com, Rawlings Coolflo Metallic Batting Helmet, Etsy Blog
Rawlings Coolflo Metallic Batting Helmet

Amazon.com, Easton Jbb13S1 S1 Composite-12 Youth Baseball Bat, Etsy Blog
Easton Jbb13S1 S1 Composite-12 Youth Baseball Bat

Amazon.com, New Balance YB3000 Baseball Cleat, Etsy Blog
New Balance YB3000 Baseball Cleat