My mom and dad are trying to get me to buy a varsity jacket because I played varsity baseball this year. I didn't do that much and I was on the bench most of the season because I'm a first year player (and a mediocre one at that). I only managed 3 varsity hits, 1 run 3 steals, and I made 1 out. I plan on signing up for more varsity sports in the fall (soccer and basketball, all my school has). I'm better at those than baseball (especially basketball), but I still don't know if I should get one solely because no one else on the teams wear any, and because I really don't want one. The problem is, my dad was a high school loser, and he 's trying to (passively mimd you) live through me. When I told him I didn't want one he became meloncoly. My attempts at placation (wait until next year, let me contribute more to the teams first, etc) have all failed. Hoodies, sweat jackets, and windbreakers are not an option (my dad would say no, and I dislike those). Any suggestions would help. Thanks.
- varsity jackets rock! Be the trail blazer.Vote A
- varsity jackets suck! your teammates are right for not wearing them.Vote B
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Do you not like the idea of the Letterman jacket or do you feel like you haven't earned it?
If it's the latter you can always add the basketball patch next year and then wear it.
Parents can be funny about things like this. Don't let push it on you if you don't want it but try and be sensitive to his feelings.
Just because they buy it doesn't mean you have to wear it. 40 years from now your grandkids might appreciate having a keepsake like that.
Enjoy your high school athletics. In the long run it doesn't mean much but it sure can be a lot of fun.1