The South

Where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. -unknown

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

More Baseball

Just warning you with my title. If you are getting tired of reading about Brooks' baseball games, then just skip this one. I want to keep blogging about it though, so that I will remember the details of the game one day. I am using this almost like a diary.

Brooks' team was to play the UNDEFEATED green team on Saturday.


I think all of the coaches and moms had already resigned ourselves to the fact that the boys just needed to go out there and have a good time. I didn't really think they had a chance.

Before the game, the boys have their "bathroom break" If you can even call it that.

Hey, they are having fun. So then I look over and Reese has gotten in on it too, except he doesn't know how to be discrete about it. At one point his shirt was all the way up and his backside was visible to everyone.
I have to just laugh it off now.

This is pretty much how Reese feels about going to the games:
And so the game starts.....Brooks got a hit his first time up.The green team was ahead the entire game. Our boys were doing good though, they were keeping their heads in the game as well.....Or maybe not.
We stayed close enough to the other team through the game to not call it a blow out. We got lucky that the inning ended with 1 minute left, which means we had to start another inning. At that point we were losing 11-8.
Here is Brooks picking up his third base coach as he is heading toward second.His third base coach just happens to be his daddy =)
Brent has learned that he has to tell each boy as they come by "Touch 3rd, and then go home."Now for the exciting part. They were leading 14-8 going in to the last half of the inning. Our last two boys in the bottom of the order were up first. The first little boy has never had a hit in a game. Guess what, he hit the ball! The entire crowd was yelling "RUN!" He is only 4, and it took about as long as you can imagine for him to run to 1st. BUT HE MADE IT! I teared up! Then the next batter, who also has never hit the ball, got up and hit the ball! Again, "RUN!" Unfortunately he didn't make it to first, but it didn't matter to all of us. I again teared up. (He got the game ball =).
Long story short, we ended up battling back and winning the game. More importantly the boys had a good time. What a great game!


T. Brodie said...

It was a great game! Unfortunately, I did miss the bathroom break. There were kids playing in those same parts throughout the game!

tamara said...

Girl, you should know by now that I will NEVER tire of good baseball stories... so glad you guys won and had a great time doing it!

Rebecca said...

Tamara, I thought of you when I wrote this post. I thought, "Well at least my mom, mother-in-law, and maybe Tamara will think it is interesting."

Erika said...

I do too! I'm so happy they played well and I love the bathroom break photo! That is definitely one thing about boys that is easier!

Louise said...

Way to go Brooks!!!!! How exciting!!! And the bathroom break cracks me up and then add Reese and I laughed out loud when I saw the pictures!!! :)

Rebecca said...

Well you know Reese couldn't be out done by those other kids.