Todd's current hobby is baseball. He plays on the local little league team and has two games a week, plus practices. I (Brent) have been very involved with his basketball and chess, and like to think that I have been a good coach. But when it comes to baseball, I have pretty much just provided transportation and moral support. I never played little league and don't know the game of baseball much. The one time I tried to give him some hitting tips at practice, the coach corrected me and said he was doing it right.
But despite my lack of help, Todd has developed into one of the best players on the team (in my biased opinion). In each of the last two games Todd has hit a triple and then stolen home. He only got three at-bats in the two games combined, so that is a pretty good slugging percentage. Last night he got an RBI and a run, accounting for two of the team's three runs.
After a few games in the outfield at the beginning of the season, the coach moved him to first base, where he has been a great fit. An opposing coach commented to me that Todd played first base as well as anyone in the league. He mentioned specifically how well he knows which position to be in (e.g. when to cover the base, when to be the cut-off and when to back up the pitcher).
We're very proud of you, Todd!