Friday, March 27, 2009

Take Me Out To The Ballgame...

Well, basketball season has ended and we hardly had time to breath before baseball season started. This season will be a lot of juggling between the 2 boys as they are on different teams. This means that there are games and practices almost every night of the week, and sometimes the same day, same time, but different places. I am trying to look on the bright side...I would rather be outside in the nice weather than cooped up in the house and I would rather have the boys outside playing than watching TV all afternoon!

This week was the first round of games. Brendan plays for the Cubs which is a kid pitch 9-10 year old team and Colin plays for the Lookouts on a coach pitch 7-8 year old team. They are loving it and having so much fun!

Last Saturday, the city where they play, held Cal Ripken day at the stadium. It is a very exciting day where the players get to walk out onto the field before a major league spring training baseball game begins. Colin got to walk out with his team on 3/21 while everyone was cheering! Brendan's team will be going to his Cal Ripken day tomorrow 3/28. This year there were so many kids signed up in the league that they had to break this special day up between 2 days.

Here is Colin walking on the field with his team. I took this picture from our lawn seats, so I was pretty far away! He is #11 in the red shirt!

Monday was Colin's first game and he did great. He is the biggest kid on the team and is a power hitter. He played first base, had lots of hits and made many outs! Way to go Colin!!

Wednesday was Brendan's first game and he, also, did great! The first time he was up to bat, he actually got hit in the back by the pitcher, so he was able to take his base. His second time up to bat, he hit a 3 run homer! Yea that's right...MY BOY HIT A HOME RUN!! He was so excited! He also made 2 great outs, 1 was a line drive into left field that he caught and the 2nd was a grounder right to him where he tagged the runner out at second!
Yay Brendan!

Here is Brendan playing 2nd base.

This is Brendan getting hit by a pitch! What great form...all learned from daddy!

Brendan hitting his 3 run homer!

At the end of the game, Brendan was named player of the game and received the game ball that was signed and dated by all of his coaches. He was so proud!!

And this is just the beginning...Buy Me Some Peanuts And Cracker Jacks...we have games and practices almost every night from now until May 22!

Root... Root... Root... For The Home Team, Cuz If They Don't Win It's A Shame...

For It's 1...2...3... Strikes You're Out,

At The Ol' Ball Game!!


Stacy said...

It's great that your boys are so active.But I had done the 4 night a week practices too and it is hard sometimes.

Alicia said...

It is nice to have the kids outside running around instead of having their noses in a DS!!

Those are nice pictures!!!!!!

Stephanie said...

We are right there with you! Two teams and at the park almost every day of the week. This Sat was supposed to be opening day but it's been raining for three days here and calling for two more so I'm not sure it's going to happen.

Lisa said...

I am sure they keep you busy. Great action shots!!

Hey Mama where's my... said...

how sweet, way to go brendan, that's the way to take on for the team :)

E @ Scottsville said...

I always wish mine had loved baseball, but none of my three boys did. We had to FORCE one of them to finish out a season, and then we just gave up.

Jane Anne said...

I can only imagine how loud you were screaming when hit that home run!! I bet you were jumping up and down, too!!

He And Me + 3 said...

How fun...I was on the edge of my seat reading this post. Yeah Colin and Brendan. Great job both of you. Yeah for being the player of the Game too. How cool. That ball needs to be put in a plastic ball holder. Don't lose it!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

OH how fun! Glad the boys are doing good! Hope you have a great weekend my friend!

Shannon said...

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Debra said...


Oh I just love it. I can't wait to hear all about it! I'm root root rootin for 'em all the way from Florida!

Wow!! What a great job they both did...I know you have to be enjoying them to pieces!

Blessings to you sweet friend.

Tim said...

Oh I am so proud of them! I cant wait till Will is old enough for sports.

I have a photography tip for ya, if your interested. When behind a fence or backstop, take your camera out of auto focus and put it an manual. This way the camera wont focus on the first thing it sees. (The Fence) However you can focus on your kids and with a low aperature setting (low number) this will allow for a better exposure in low light conditions like at night and also decrease the depth of field (area in focus) so that the backstop is blurred out anyway. Its like its not even there.

Just a tip. Oh, by the way. I gifted my entries at Mimis giveaway to you in the event that one of them wins. Good luck!

Love and Prayers,