Have you ever been to a Little League baseball game? There are a lot of things you are guaranteed to see if you attend one. The shortlist? Baseball players, of course, SUVs, concession stands, siblings of ball players, umpires, red wagons, sun tents, camping chairs, and coolers. Next, come the baseball moms.
Why are they not just called moms? Because baseball moms are different. They aren’t ‘just moms’, they’re moms on a different level. They carry three camping chairs, a cooler, a first aid kit, a Bogg Bag, sunscreen, and a toddler on their back on their first trip from the minivan to the field. They’ve stayed up all night scrubbing dirt and grass stains out of white ball pants and carefully packaging healthy snacks into the cooler that’s strapped to their back.
They are ready to cheer on their little leaguer, yell at an umpire, gossip with the girls, and feed the universe. If you know one, or you are one, you already know. As a baseball mom for 13 years and counting, I can verify that most of the baseball mom memes and sports mom memes you see out there are 100%…accurate.
So in the spirit of having a good laugh at ourselves (if you’re a baseball mom) or just a good laugh in general, here are some of the best baseball mom memes on the internet.
Baseball Mom Memes
1. A picture is worth 1,000 words. This is the epitome of being a baseball mom. They grab everything they can in one trip because there is no time for all that back and forth to the parking lot, and no way they’re sitting there in the sun for a doubleheader without a comfy chair, hydration, snacks, and five
pounds of sunscreen.
2. Don’t talk about their babies. When their kids are up to bat, they are listening. When their kid makes or misses a play, they are listening. If you’re not cheering, probably best to stay silent. One thing they don’t seem to have been born with is a filter. So, if you’re brave and ready for a good tongue-lashing, feel free to critique their kid. If you’re sensitive and not into confrontation, tread lightly.
3. Yep. It’s all business Monday – Friday. Once they hit the ball field, all bets are off. I have seen some of the most put-together, soft-spoken, conservative moms turn into barbarians during their kids’ ball games (including myself).
Once their kids take the field, they’re completely different people. The louder, the better. Their competitive nature takes over Friday-Sunday. Remember that filter I said baseball moms don’t have?
Well, it is never more apparent than at a little league game on the weekend. They will scream at the top of their lungs when their kid is up to bat, then turn and have a conversation about the best whitening product for pants with the mom next to them.
4. Well this doesn’t need much explanation. There is no weekend during ball season. It doesn’t exist. It’s packing coolers, washing uniforms, and then forgetting them in the washer.
Followed up by hanging ball pants out the window while driving down the highway at 5:00 AM. Completed by sitting at the ball field until the afternoon to play a doubleheader against at least one time from your hometown, that you just drove 3 hours away from. Most baseball moms wouldn’t have it any other way.
5. Oh they’re watching that game, come hell or high water. The little ones? They’re along for the ride. There’s one thing a little league field is not short on, and that’s little brothers and sisters. They’re usually wearing the older sibling’s number on a t-shirt, eating hotdogs and lollipops, and playing with trucks or dolls in the dirt. So when baseball mamas are packing for the game, they’re also packing toys, coloring books, tablets, extra snacks, blankets, and anything else that will keep toddlers entertained. It is a full-on production.
So there it is; our Top 5 baseball memes for moms on this internet. There are many, many more funny baseball memes out there, however, these capture the essence of what being a baseball mom is all about. Spirit, multitasking, organization, strength, sacrifice, and protectiveness.
If you’re lucky, you’ll get to be one in the future or at least sit next to them at a local ball game. You’ll get some really good belly laughs, maybe a side glance or two, and a whole new respect for what it takes to keep the show going. It’s not for the faint of heart, which is why baseball moms are made with a little extra grit and determination.
Now, let’s get out there and play some ball!
– Rebecca VanHouten
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