And it’s a foul ball…

by Larre Green on September 29, 2009

Just recently, former Oklahoma Redhawks pitcher Steve Rowe was outside throwing the baseball back and forth with his 5 year-old son Trey, when his son accidently sent one soaring a bit outside the strike zone.  Actually…it was more than just a bit outside the zone. It was WAY outside the strike zone. And instead of the ball falling gracefully and harmlessly to the ground like most wayward balls do. This one shot like a rocket right through the rear window of Steve’s wife’s car! 

Now such an incident poses a very interesting question; does Dad give an atta-boy to Trey for the sheer power his young 5 year-old son has and should he be beaming with pride that his son has an arm that might just take him through college on a full baseball scholarship?  Or, does Dad teach his son a new game called rock-scissors-paper to see if he or his young protégé gets to be the one to tell Mom that her car now has a new air vent? 
Top L-R Steve, Monica, Bottom L - R Audrey, Trey

Top L-R Steve, Monica, Bottom L - R Audrey, Trey

As the story goes, it was little Trey who stepped to the plate and informed his mom about  her new vented back window complete with lovely crackled glass and a baseball sized air hole. And lucky for Trey, and more so for Steve…mom wasn’t that upset over the matter.  She was however; inconvenienced for quite a while due to the insurance investigation and lengthy repair process.


The moral of the story is…if your kids break something while displaying a talent that could someday put them through college….that is ok. If they break something acting silly, goofing around or because they were not paying attention…that’s a different story!

Balls and windows don't mix

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2 Responses to “And it’s a foul ball…”

  1. Steve Rowe Sr.

    Knowing my son and grandson very well I would venture to say that maybe the real story has yet to be told. Could it have been that Trey actually threw a perfect strike that his dad couldn’t handle? Well……lets just say that maybe it could have happened this way. Nice story though.

  2. Sandi Miller

    That is a riot! I’m sure if my son had thrown a ball through my back window, I wouldn’t have been as forgiving! I hope Trey has a fantastic career as a pitcher when he grows up. It takes a lot of power to send a baseball through a back window!

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