A public service

My youngest daughter plays on a 10-and-under boy’s super league baseball team.  They played in a tournament this week.  In the first three games she was hit by pitches in every game.  In one, the bases were loaded and her hit-by-pitch walk scored an RBI.  I told her she had “RBI’d” a run and I was proud of her.  She thought about it a while and asked, “What does RBI mean?”  I said, “Run batted in.”  She replied, it should mean “Run by injury.”

In the last game she hit a single and RBI’d 2 runs. 

I noticed that the moms for the opposing teams all rooted for her when she was up to bat.  The dads, however, were horrified that a girl was competing with their sons.  I think she’s doing a public service.