Well, actually he's not that little. But he's gone. Poor Slugger took a tackle Tuesday at practice and that ended up in a ruptured spleen. It's really heartbreaking--not the part about not helping me any more this summer, it's that he worked so damn hard all summer conditioning and impressed his coaches and they recognized all his talent and then just before his season starts his senior year, BAM! he's down for the count.
Mr. D's just holding out that Slugger will get the okay to play baseball in the spring.
This kid's got the worst luck. I'm praying that if he doesn't experience some miraculous healing, something really great comes out of this for him. Slugger totally deserves it.
Meanwhile, I've got to track down a different breed of MLH ... something strong, fast-acting and effective.