Wednesday, April 17, 2013

At the Ballpark

We arrived at 5:15, so we would beat all the crazy afternoon traffic and LG could warm up with his team.  His game was at 6. 
 He played catcher and did a pretty great job. 
 He got bored a couple times and started playing in the dirt, but overall did a great job. 
At 6:30 Judy picked up Babe for M.E. so he wouldn't be at the ball park all night. 

I get too anxious and busy coaching him in the batters box to get many pictures of him batting, but he managed a strikeout, a hit and an out at first. 
 But I got him running home.  He doesn't always slide like last year, but he has fun. 
His game would conclude at 7:35 winning 16-15. 

Meanwhile, Buddy and the Man have moved on to the bigger fields for Buddy's 7:45 game. So late. 
I don't know all the details because I wasn't keeping score and I had to leave to go pick up Babe, but here's what I think happened.

In the first, they lead off with 2 runs, we got up and score 3 with Buddy fouling two pitches and then striking out.
In the second, they got 3 more and we came back with a run limited of 5 to make it 5 to 8.

 Buddy also played catcher all night.  He did a fantastic job.  I get so nervous, but he made some good stops and a couple awesome plays at home for outs. 

In the third, we got them out 3 up and 3 down, and they turned around and got us 3 up and 3 down, Buddy hitting a pop fly to 2nd. 

At this point I have to leave its 9 PM and LG needs to get home and I need to go get Babe and get home to bed. 

The Man and Buddy play on. 
In the fourth, they go up 9 and at they hold us to 8.

Top of the fifth, we hold them to 4 more to make it 12 to 8. and time has expired.  Luckily being the home team we get to bat and have a chance at the 5 run limit to win. 

First batter, gets a double. Second batter, gets a line drive, first batter score.  So on and so forth, two walks, including Buddy.  Runners stealing, batters striking out.  

It comes down to 2 outs, runners at 2nd and 3rd and our friend T is at the plate.  He struck his last two at bats and quickly gets two strikes.  Then BAM, line drive up the gut and runner at third scores to run limit and WIN the game. 


I love baseball!

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