Nonetheless, it is new territory for me: Mickey's playing an organized team sport and I know absolutely nothing about it. Basketball, baseball, even football, I believe I could come up with one or two valuable pearls for him to take with him on the field.
Soccer is like a foreign language to me.
I know there's a ball. And the players chase it and try to score. Like basketball. And football. And they chase a ball in baseball, too, come to think of it.
Maybe it's not that foreign after all.
All I know is just before his first game, I struggled to come up with any pregame advice for him, since I had no idea what he's actually supposed to do. So I just said "...run fast. And listen to your coach."
Hafta' keep that one in my hip pocket for future foreign sports.
Patience x 10 = Coach Chad
Whatever he told them, it was riveting to most players.