Happy Mother’s Day From The RIBBE

If you attend a baseball game on any given day, you will witness the “Mom Effect.” The Mom Effect is an enthusiastic bleacher cheering section for a Monday night Tee Ball game or a District Championship game, rain or shine or winter cold in May or blistering heat in August. The Mom Effect is a first year player or a league All Star who looks out in the crowd for his/her Mom after a base hit, waiting for that Mom to applaud and raise a sign or wave back her approval. The Mom Effect is a parent racing home to retrieve a catcher’s glove, which was forgotten and is needed for a game in roughly 15 minutes. That Mom makes it home, starts dinner, helps Jenny with her geometry homework, gives her husband 5 minutes to vent about his job, then gets back to the game on time with 2 minutes to spare. If you or someone you know in your family has experienced the Mom Effect, let us all rejoice that Mom and wish her Happy Mother’s Day.

I love the Mom Effect and am thankful that my Mom, Joanne, has been there for me as a player, parent, and coach all these many years and baseball games. Happy Mother’s Day to all my RI Baseball Community members.


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The RIBBE is The Rhode Island Baseball Experience. It is promoting the game of baseball here in the great state of Rhode Island for the entire baseball world to see. The RIBBE is positive stories, photos, videos, and responsible social media posts. The RIBBE is an information resource for families looking for an AAU team or a summer camp or a great place to buy a first baseman’s mitt. The RIBBE is a network of coaches, tournament directors, parents, leagues, and baseball junkies whose passion of the game of baseball is unquestioned. I believe that providing expert analysis, information and directions to ballfields, and coaching advice from some of the top RI baseball minds will help promote the game of baseball here in RI to a whole new level.

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