Monday, November 7, 2011

play ball!

Ethan is playing coach-pitch baseball this season, the first time in a couple of years, and he has been so very excited!  For weeks he would ask when he was to start, and then once he got his uniform, he wore it every chance he could (three times last week!)

IMG_5608Most of the team is a lot more experienced than he is, but there are several kids who are just his size, so he doesn't seem like the littlest rookie out there.


He got to sample a few positions on Saturday, his first game.

IMG_5612 And he got up to bat three times, striking out once, but hitting the ball the other two times.


He never quite made it on base, but it's all good practice.

IMG_5620 What he really enjoyed were his opportunities to be the catcher (twice).

IMG_5624 He is so cute out there, and the equipment is by far too big for him. 

IMG_5627 But I think he really likes this position because it gives him more chances to catch the ball.   'Course he only really caught it maybe 3 times, but again, it's experience.  

IMG_5634Every time I looked at him he had a huge smile on his face.  Let's hope that lasts!

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He was probably happiest about running the bases at the end.

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The team won, something like 8-2.  Originally the coach named the team the Smurfs, but none of the parents could stomach cheering for them by that name.  So for right now, they are "Blue--" and nameless.

Good job, team, and great first game Ethan!


OneHappyfamily said...

you have to be kidding Smurfs? What man calls a boys baseball team Smurfs! How about Blue Lightning? Have a great season!

tif-do said...

How cute! So fun, I love watching baseball!

Anonymous said...

my soccer team was the "smurfs" but I was 5, and it was an all GIRLS team. (= D

Dahlene said...

Way to go Ethan! Boys love baseball. Noah wants to try it in the spring.

wittygal said...

Does that kid ever stop smiling?