Baseball season has begun in our home. Donny's first game was yesterday, and unfortunately, they lost 1-9. I see a lot of potential in their team's talent though, so all is not hopeless! Remy's first TBall game is Friday, and he can't wait!
Of course, I couldn't resist bringing my camera along to be that obnoxious photo parent, taking pictures of anything and everything that moved. Here's the team getting their pre-game pep talk:
Here's Donny. He was nervous about the game. He played second base and third base and did ok at bat. He has a powerful hit, when the bat makes contact with the ball, which is good, because he isn't the fastest runner.
Most everyone knows the basics of baseball, but just in case you don't, here's a refresher. You try to hit the ball and run towards these things:
These are common tooks used in the game. The bat is good for hitting balls...and your brother. It's not good to hit rocks, despite the attraction every boy has to doing so.
The helmets are surely something pesky mothers invented or those guys in suits who worry about liability.
Gloves are not for scooping up dirt or putting over your head, despite seeing many do otherwise.
And, finally, I redirected his energy to the baseball complex playscape, that surely a mother invented to keep all her kids busy so she could watch her child play baseball!! Of course, I had to keep checking to make sure he hadn't been kidnapped or was hurt...can you believe the size of this playscape?
The Tball game Friday will have even better photo opportunities, because little kids are hilarious playing sports. So, stayed tuned for more fun baseball season commentary as we get deeper into the month.