Q: How long are practices? I heard there are a lot?
A: It depends on the season and year level but only Saturday and Sunday 8:30~3:00. Higher grades have a night practice Wednesday 6:00~8:30pm. There's a holiday once a month.
Q: I heard that parents have to be unpires and do the ground announcements?
A: During games we need umpires and announcers. There's a roster. Dad's energy! Mum's beautiful voice! Your kids will well up with emotion!
Q: What are the positives of joining little league?
A: Boys without big brothers join little league and get a whole team full of them and gain confidence. Mum's get to know each other and be friends, too!
Q: Do I have to hang around the ground all day?
A: Once or twice a month you'll be ground monitor. And at matches we ask for assistance too. But people who like baseball want to be there all day!
Q: Do we have to make the coaching staff's lunch?
A: There's no need to make the coaches' lunch. Just bring an extra onigiri to give the staff. The kids lunch is onigiri, too so just make an extra one. When you can't be bothered convenience store onigiri is fine. Convenience store onigiri tastes better anyway!
That last sentence was the kicker for me. Who on earth wrote this??? Really. Welcome to the age of enlightenment Azusagawa Little League.....
What a pity I'm too busy having my hair and nails done and hitting the tanning salon each weekend to take Meg down to little league to learn the role of a mummy....