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48 Problems All Kids Who Played Sports Growing Up Understand

Caaaaarrrrr!! Game on!

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1. Trying to find even one pumped up ball in the garage

2. Getting the needle of the pump stuck in the ball

3. Getting a ball stuck on the roof

4. Getting a ball stuck in the gutter, and it being just out of reach

5. Not being able to find the ball you keep in the house

6. Losing a ball in the sewer

7. Not catching that one stupid ball that one time

8. Having a baseball kick up off the street and nail you in the shins

9. Scuffed up baseballs

10. Cars


11. Playing on different size rims with no nets

12. Not having a garage door made of bricks to use as target practice

13. Denting the garage door

14. Finding enough people to come out and play so there are even teams

15. Having a kid who can't do anything on your team

16. Losing your glove even though you know you put it away properly

17. Trying to ride your bike while holding/carrying your sports bag

18. Having everyone use your bat

19. Inexplicably dropping the vortex

20. Throwing out your arm while tossing something stupid

21. Fields without lights

22. Somehow having dozens of tennis balls and yet no two balls are the same

23. Playing with more range balls than golf balls

24. Bouncing pitches in kickball

25. Swinging as hard as you can... and missing the ball

26. Swinging as hard as you can... and hitting the tee

27. Foul balls

28. When the ball lands in fair territory, even though you swear it was foul

29. When your ball takes a weird bounce off the rim during Knockout

30. Having your partner not throw you the ball fast enough during Running Bases

31. Having someone grab your flag in flag football, even though you did a sweet spin move

32. Chasing after a ball, only to have it roll into water

33. Having to MacGyver a ball out of a pond

34. Neighbors with fences

35. Gym bag smell

36. Long laces

37. Short laces

38. Socks that won't stay up

39. Black eyes

40. Twisted ankles

41. Shitty refs

42. The coach's kid

43. Early mornings

44. Late dinners

45. Having a rain out

46. Not having a rain out

47. Losing

48. And holding back tears