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Jett Superior laid this on you on || August 26, 2001 || 11:53 pm

Been eagerly following the unfolding of the 2001 Pony League World Series, ’cause my nephew’s team was playing in it.

Strange watching him from afar like this, because I haven’t seen him in person for a little over four years now. Even stranger still is seeing pictures of him via internet. Even though he is still on the slim side, he no longer has the look of a boy. He has the look of someone on the cusp of adulthood, a man-in-the-making. I could no longer scoop him up into my arms, all skinny-gangly limbs and caved-in chest that is characteristic of boys between six and ten, and throw him into the pool. He has lost that soft look to his face; his features are becoming more chiselled –more defined– and are more manly than the little boy with the sweet eyes and chubby cheeks that I remember. Heh…’mannish boy’…but that’s inappropriate, I digress.

Alas, the Chesterfield boys came in second, losing 10-4 to Puerto Rico. Can’t begrudge the champs, who had lost their very first game and then worked like hell to make it into the final game.

My mom, the optimist that she is, had this to say: “Welp, it’s his last year in Pony…he moves on up into the stockyard next year. Fun’s over.” Good Christ Almighty, ma. I can’t wait until Sam and Mathias are the subject of similar remarks.

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