Things Parents Yell at Baseball Games

by Marinka on May 21, 2012

Young Ladrinka has been playing in Little League for kazillionth year in a row (I’m rounding up) this spring which has given me an opportunity to think about the other parents and me in a useful Me vs. Them fashion.

I’m just not a yeller (which I hope will be useful when I am old). I’m afraid of cheering something ridiculous, of making a spectacle of myself, of standing out. I sort of admire the parents who give it their vocal all. Who cheer as though no one is sitting next to them writing down their utterances as blog post.

But maybe I’m being too hard on myself. I have team spirit and so what if I express it differently. I bet if I were to list all the things that have been yelled out at this weekend’s games (that’s right, that’s plural), you wouldn’t be able to tell which cheers were mine! Right?

Let’s give it a try!

“Own that mound!”

“Look alive in the outfield!”

“Why the hell isn’t there a Starbucks closer to this field?!”

“Choke up more!”

“One pitch at a time! ONE PITCH AT A TIME!”

“Hey, what’s with this Venus de Milo pitcher?”

“Hold them on the field! No runs!”

“Make him work for it!”

“Shake it off, OMG is your piano pinky?!”

“Stay confident! You can do it!”

“Awesome play! Hurry up, we need to get home, you have tons of homework to finish!”

“Thatta boy! Run!”

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Any ideas?

Please don’t copy other people’s answers.

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May 21, 2012 at 7:06 am

My mom is not a baseball person…so the first time she went to one of my nephew’s games she yelled “run in for that touchdown, Tyler!”

Maybe try that one?

(Also, why don’t they serve Starbucks at Little League games?)


May 21, 2012 at 7:53 am

I typically shout out “why can’t we have a margarita maker in the concession stand?” Especially on double header Sundays.


Alexandra May 21, 2012 at 8:26 am


I’m going to tell you something that’s going to make you feel like sending me chocolates, my life is so bizaare.

I don’t yell, I’m not a yeller. I watch my sons, then after the games I say, pat on the back stuff, “you did your best!” “Way to go!” “I love watching you play!” “You did so good out there~!”

BUT my MIL, when she comes to visit, tells me how to “Yell” b/c the kids play harder that way, to shouts like these: “You had that!” “That was yours!” “You can try harder!” Yup.

Because then they play harder.

I’ll be home all day, you can send the chocolates any time.



Anna Lefler
May 21, 2012 at 9:14 am

Okay, I am totally a yeller. Gomez is in playoffs right now and I was thinking about this very thing at last Thursday’s game when he went up to bat and I yelled, “Smoke it!!” and the stands suddenly went silent.

What? *looks around* What did I say?



Steph May 21, 2012 at 10:25 am

I guess you yelled out about Starbucks. and what is a piano pinky or should I ask?


dusty earth mother May 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Have you tried “We want a pitcher, not a belly itcher!” yet? A personal fave.


ssheers May 22, 2012 at 11:29 am



May 22, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Yeah I am NOT a yeller. My husband yelled “Look Alive!” to my son at one game and I was mortified. I didn’t want to draw attention to the fact that it was my child that was currently sitting on the ground. He is five however, so I’m letting it slide.


May 22, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Oh, yeah, I was always afraid of yelling the wrong thing since half the time I didn’t know what was going on. Took my cues from the Hard-Core Moms. Who adored me, naturally, due to my ignorance.

Wow, do I not miss that action.


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