Pool is a huge part of our lives.
Everybody in our family plays.
Our pool table takes up the biggest room in the house
and we have a storage unit
that’s full of furniture that we don’t use
because we don’t have room for it.
We get together every week to shot pool.
My dad shot pool his whole life, her dad shot pool.
All three of our kids got into it and now our grandson.
I would play 100, 200,
每天打100 200 300次
300 racks of 9-Ball every day.
Junior… I just put him in the highchair
and he would be one hand with the Cheerios
and the other hand with the sippy cup and
he’d watch me play pool all day.
That was his form of watching the baby while I was at work.
这张台球桌是Keith Jr 原来的老台球桌
This pool table here is the original and very old Keith Jr. pool table.
And this kid started making shots and pocketing balls like you would not believe.
The game’s about physics and geometry basically.
你看到的就是 要么进球 要么不进
You either see the shot or you don’t.
You need to be able to see the angles on the table.
You need to be able to tell how hard to hit it
and how fast the ball is going to move after you hit it.
And for such a young little boy, he can do it.
I put this video up on YouTube and it was picked up by a local news station.
It went up.
The news station came out the next day and filmed.
Pool is much more of a daddy Keith thing.
What’s the matter?
Your pants coming down?
I’ll help ya.
稍微慢一点点 好吗？1 2 3
Just slow it down a little, okay? 1, 2, 3.
What didn’t you do?
没按1 2 3来做
Didn’t do 1,2,3.
我说1 2 3然后你用力击球进袋 好吗？
1, 2, 3 and you have to hit it harder to get into the pocket, right?
我试着让他专注 慢下来 专心
I try to get him focused. Slow down. Concentrate.
Me and Keith since he’s been 2 years old
we’ve been playing pool together.
And my job is to keep him going.
Keep it fun, keep it interesting.
remember that one that I keep shooting to hit the four balls?
Yeah. I like that.
I saw that Keith Jr. had this talent
and I saw that there was money to be made here.
And college these days is really really expensive
and I want Keith to go to college and I believe he should.
It’s really important to me to utilize the talent
that he’s been given and do something positive with it.
Helping a cue company sell cues or a piece of chalk,
that could put him through college.
快进了 你打到这了 很容易的
Almost. You’re getting there. Easy.
I wanna go play.
He’s 5 so sometimes he gets frustrated.
Take a break.
Take a break.
Whether Keith wants to play pool for the rest of his life or not,
we will support him in anything he wants to do.
If you can see this ball doesn’t really go in there very easily
and he jumps it um..from about 5 feet away.
It’s definitely one of the hardest shots in the world.
There’s a professional pool player named Mike Massey
who used to use a cowboy boot with
a big opening..um..and it was a huge deal that he made that.
And we have our 5-year-old making a ball in a shoe
that is like 6 times smaller.
Go ahead. Go ahead.
I’m gonna wait until he’s eight or nine until I allowed him to compete
He needs time to enjoy the game and
then he can decide whether if he wants to be competitive or not.
You’re almost there. Get it.
毫无疑问 Keith 生来就是为了打台球的
There’s no question. Keith was born to play pool.
Get it. [CHEERS] [LAUGHS]
I made it in the shoe!
A little bit of work on the table could change his entire life.