Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and I came across the Eastwood Bears as we circled the blocks surrounding the Little Bitty in our Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood last Sunday morning.
The day was bright.
Both sidelines were filled with parents and friends rooting on the home team and visitors from Central Square.
I rather liked the new sign on the Eastwood organization’s multi-function house, for the purpose in which they strive for their players and cheerleaders around the various levels of Pop Warner play and other squads.
If you can’t quite catch it on the shot from my iPhone 6, the Eastwood Bears promise: No one player above the team. No one team above the organization.
We heard the players announced, did Ellie B and I, and stood as still as we could for the playing of the National Anthem, too. I told her it was like the games we watch on TV, when she’s laying on the couch. Some kids came over after that to pet my smiling but antsy rescue pooch, and then we were on our way.
I don’t know who won.
I hope none of the parents or friends or players take this the wrong way, but I don’t much care. As long as everybody plays up to that motto …
Do you have the sights and sounds of youth sports in your neighborhood, and if so, do you stop for a spell to watch? Have you or your children ever belonged to an organization with a motto to which you were told to aspire, and if so, can you please share? Have you gotten your dog to stay still for the National Anthem, and if so, how the heck did you do that?