10 Signs That Travel Ball Has Taken Over Your Life

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1. Your vehicle’s registration might be out of date, but your team decals aren’t.

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2. You never run out of chairs at the dinner table.

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3. Finding an athletic cup in your mailbox seems perfectly normal.

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4. You’re just as likely to find baseballs in the fruit bowl as you are to find fruit.

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5. Your lawn decor is a little different from the neighbors.’

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6. You have magical whitening powers that non-baseball moms don’t know about.

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7. Trophies have taken over every horizontal surface in your home.

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8.Your kid’s new bat is worth more than your couch.

 

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9. Without even realizing it, you start choosing your own clothes based on your kids’ team colors.

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10. You choose vacation spots based on their proximity to tournament locations.

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Angela Weight

Angela Weight

Founder, Admin, Editor - TravelBallParents.com

Angela is also a freelance writer known to tackle the tougher topics…like why do cat food makers shape the morsels like fish or chicken? Do cats really care? Exactly how many of something is “more than you can shake a stick at?” And then there’s her ongoing paranoia that her house smells like animals and she's gone nose blind.

WordPress says that I’m supposed to tell you a few things about myself so that you’ll want to read more of my posts. Here goes.

My name is Angela Weight. I live in Midlothian, VA with my husband James, two sons, Andrew and Jack, dogs Katie and Ayla and cat, Callie. We’re new to the area…transplants from the Dublin, GA area, where I grew up. My husband has a job that pays the bills so I can sit around and obsess about cat food shapes and how my house smells. I also have this goal of seeing all 50 states by the time I’m 50. I’m 43 now and have been to 45 of them. If you have any friends or family in Vermont, Rhode Island, Oklahoma, North Dakota or Alaska who’d like us to come visit (and maybe pay for it) let me know.

My sons (ages 16 and 11) play a ridiculous amount of baseball. If I’m not at home or out buying scented wax warmer cubes, I’m probably at a baseball field somewhere in Suburbia. In fact, I have to leave now to take Jack to practice. I’ll write more later.

Oh, another thing you need to know. We’re SF Giants fans. Crazy, fanatical Giants fans. I grew up a Braves fan, but converted when I married James who grew up in the Bay Area. That’s important.

Great! Now Jack is late for practice.
Angela Weight

Angela Weight

Founder, Admin, Editor - TravelBallParents.com Angela is also a freelance writer known to tackle the tougher topics…like why do cat food makers shape the morsels like fish or chicken? Do cats really care? Exactly how many of something is “more than you can shake a stick at?” And then there’s her ongoing paranoia that her house smells like animals and she's gone nose blind. WordPress says that I’m supposed to tell you a few things about myself so that you’ll want to read more of my posts. Here goes. My name is Angela Weight. I live in Midlothian, VA with my husband James, two sons, Andrew and Jack, dogs Katie and Ayla and cat, Callie. We’re new to the area…transplants from the Dublin, GA area, where I grew up. My husband has a job that pays the bills so I can sit around and obsess about cat food shapes and how my house smells. I also have this goal of seeing all 50 states by the time I’m 50. I’m 43 now and have been to 45 of them. If you have any friends or family in Vermont, Rhode Island, Oklahoma, North Dakota or Alaska who’d like us to come visit (and maybe pay for it) let me know. My sons (ages 16 and 11) play a ridiculous amount of baseball. If I’m not at home or out buying scented wax warmer cubes, I’m probably at a baseball field somewhere in Suburbia. In fact, I have to leave now to take Jack to practice. I’ll write more later. Oh, another thing you need to know. We’re SF Giants fans. Crazy, fanatical Giants fans. I grew up a Braves fan, but converted when I married James who grew up in the Bay Area. That’s important. Great! Now Jack is late for practice.

10 thoughts on “10 Signs That Travel Ball Has Taken Over Your Life

  • July 17, 2015 at 12:00 am
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    After the season ends we have withdrawals and don’t know what to do with our spare time!
    our cars become clean again after the season ends, and so do our son’s room! Laundry is only done once a week and not every other day!

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    • July 21, 2015 at 5:29 pm
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      I can so relate to those withdrawals. It’s funny how when the season’s over you realize how efficient and productive you can be, getting everything done in spite of all the hours at the ballpark.

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  • July 11, 2015 at 12:37 am
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    Snacks in your pantry consist of every type/flavor of sunflower seed imaginable.

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    • July 21, 2015 at 5:26 pm
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      You’re so right, Julie. Currently, we have ranch, bacon, dill pickle and barbecue. Gotta have those seeds!

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  • July 10, 2015 at 8:21 am
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    How clever, that was awsiome and true. How did you find time to do this.? That why I am doing it at 4:15 am . Baseball is awesome, yes it does take a lot of our time, however it is worth it, because soon enough it will be over and we will miss it even though it sometimes takes a toll on us. Thanks Patti.❤️⚾️

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    • July 21, 2015 at 5:26 pm
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      So very true, Patti! I think about that a lot when I start to complain about not having time to do anything else or all our vacation time being spent at the ball field. In a few years when it’s all over, I’ll probably be heartbroken.

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  • July 9, 2015 at 12:11 am
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    You spend you vacation time for the world series

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    • July 21, 2015 at 5:27 pm
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      Yep, we’ll be doing that next week. And have for the last four years.

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  • July 8, 2015 at 4:14 pm
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    Contents of my kids ball bag is worth more than the car I haul it in.

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    • July 21, 2015 at 5:28 pm
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      Oh, don’t I know it! I keep thinking we’ll get new living room furniture one day.

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