Saturday, April 9, 2011

What a Saturday!! Wish You Were Here!

The day today started early.  Son #4s baseball parade was scheduled for 9AM.  Wake at 7, be there by 8:30, charge the camera, and hope that the ground dries from the last 2 days of rain.  It could not have been more perfect. The sun came out as the clouds cleared from North to South.  As the kids were all parading down the main baseball park road, the sun was following them. They were walking to the clouds but the clouds were being blown away from them. Beautiful bright sunshine was happening.
The league is proud to have access to some talent.  Michael Barkann from Comcast Sportsnet Philly lives in town and he acted as MC, and he did a great job.  Ricky Botalico was the Phillie special guest this year, with the Phillies playing away in Atlanta.  Ricky Bo gave a great pitching clinic and was very motivating to the kids. Then we had team and individual pictures, then games started, under a bright blue sky, and the warmth of that wonderful sun felt better every moment.
My sons team, the A's, played a game AWAY at another field and didn't have to be there until 2:15, so we went out a nice breakfast.  Then on to his game.  A great back and forth game that had the score going back and forth, inning to inning. I was asked to help the coach by coaching first base. Easy job.
My sons team won the game in the top of the 6th, by using the old double steal. Man on 1st and 3rd, no outs.  Send the guy at first, if the catcher throws to 2nd, send the guy at 3rd home.  It worked for the go ahead run.  Bottom of the 6th ended with bases loaded as the last out was rung up!  Phew!!
A truly great day!  A wonderfully perfect great day!!  I wish everyone was there, you would have loved it.

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