As I mentioned in my “This is 40” post there were other things that happened on the day of my birthday. One of those things was the announcement of the North Scranton 9-10 year old All-Stars, and my son made the team. Last year during a fantastic Pony League season we went to a few All-Star games and at that point he decided that the next year (his first eligible year) he wanted to be an all-star, so that was the goal since before this season began. As a kid I didn’t excel in sports, I enjoyed them but I hated practicing. My son isn’t like that at all thankfully and he spent the winter months in camps at The Sandlot to help improve his game and keep practicing because he loved playing.