There’s something to be said about tough love.
Sometimes, we all need to acknowledge our mistakes or shortcomings and face them head on. There’s value in that. But other times, well, other times you just need someone to be there for you. Whether that person is a coach, a father, a mentor, (anything else) or all three, their support can mean the world and carry any of us a very long way.
Little Leaguer Isaiah Jensen can vouch for that sentiment.
After cruising through four scoreless innings, having allowed no walks and just two hits, Jensen walked the first batter in the top of the fifth inning and looked visibly rattled. His coach (who also happened to be his father) noticed something was off, walked out to the mound and gave him some advice as a coach and comfort as his father.
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— SportsCast (@SportsCast_THN) August 22, 2016
These aren’t tears, I was just, uh, cutting some onions, okay?!
With his coach’s advice and his father’s support, Jensen struck out the next very batter, before ending his day on the mound on a high note. His final line read 4.1 IP, 0ER, 2H, 1BB, 6Ks. Baseball can be a serious and stressful sport, the support of your teammates, coaches, and parents does matter.