YNLL Opening Day 2009
Take me out to the ball park... Opening day 2009 went off without a hitch yesterday! Ypsilanti National Little League is officially underway! Noah was not unhappy, but attempting to hold his stomach in for the picture. :) All three boys played great. Noah did very well. He still plays outfield, but there are lots of balls that go to the outfield in the Major League! He's graduated from right to left field and was really great about backing up his third baseman. I was really proud watching him play. He got a really nice hit, and was walked a couple of times. He still really enjoys stealing bases. I think it's his favorite part of the game. His team won 6-1.
Ricky played third base. His team "won" also, although there are no official standings in coach pitch. I was coaching during his game, so I wasn't actually able to watch him. He got hits both times he was up. I think he is learning his lesson by choosing to play coach pitch. The games do not have the intensity that the minors would have, and he is playing with a lot of kids that have never played before. I am afraid he won't gain much skill wise, as he is never going to be challenged. Next year they are changing the minor leagues to be 8, 9, and 10 year olds. Had I known that I would have MADE him play minors. Playing with 10 year olds after playing with kindergartners is going to be difficult.
I am coaching Matthew's team this year. People have asked me if Brian is boycotting baseball, and truth be told I don't really know what he is doing. I am trying to do the best I can, and I hope my children realize that. Here is my darling boy, and his adorable buddy, and then my oh so cute team....
Have you ever seen anything so cute? Kerrie and I decided that if nothing else, we would have the cutest kids on the fields. We have last names on the backs of shirts, and first names on their little hats. So cute!!!! The kids really surprised us though and played great, so they are cute AND talented!
They day was long and exhausting, but very fun. We narrowly avoided a HUGE storm, and games went on all day as planned. (Told ya God loves baseball!)
It's a beautiful day, and I should be outside enjoying the sunshine instead of blogging, but I wanted to preserve the memories.
God is good. All the time.