Hit that ball, Church of God!


When my son Jeremy was just a small tyke, his mother would dress him up in his baseball uniform and bring him to the church softball games. He would stand against the fence, near our dugout and when our guys would come to the plate, he would yell -- "Hit that ball, Church of God!" Everyone would laugh and it was quite funny. I could not help but remember that as Cooper David hit whiffle balls off a tee with his dad and I in the parking lot of a shopping area in Gulfport, MS while his mother and Mimi were shopping. The boy can hit the ball, believe me! He is also a quick learner as evidenced by his ability to keep a toothpick in his mouth like his father.