Don't they say that in this life a little rain must fall? Well, a little variation in this case because on this day there wasn't a cloud in the sky. There was, however, one baseball!
Five minutes into practice, one miss with the glove, one connect with the eye and we have our first shiner.
The kid is tough though. A couple hours later after a session with an ice pack he was out shootin' hoops and talkin' about playing in his next ballgame.
Ah, yes, a right of passage! Welcome to shinerville.