Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bye, bye baseball

I start longing for little league baseball to begin at about the end of January. I can't wait to find out what team the boys will be on, who their coach will be and who their team members will be. I love going to the games, meeting new families, watching kids improve as the season goes on....

By late July, however, I'm ready for the season to be over. It's hot outside, the baseball dirt blows around too much for my liking and the kids (well mostly Lily) have NO interest in watching baseball or anything in the park surrounding the baseball game--except for eating ice cream that is.

Sam with ball

Sam finished his Rookie career on the St. Louis Cardinals this year. We were quite pleased that Sam received the Most Improved Player award this year. He made the last three outs of the season!

I must admit, I'm a bit ready to move on from the Cardinals (sorry Grandpa and cousins!). Whenever we stop for a bite to eat before or after a game in this Cubby land we live in, we get more than a few comments about the Cardinals shirt and hat!

Sam Most Improved

Joey had a great season too. He has turned out to be quite a pitcher and struck a lot of kids out. (We're not really the kind of folks who keep stats on the kids!) Joey received the most valuable player award this year.

Joey first base

So it's on to fall soccer for us. Just about the time that's ending, I'll be ready for more baseball!

1 comment:

Denise said...

I wish we lived closer, and/or had a chance to see them play this year. Tell Sammy he can wear his Cardinal red anytime down here ... I think they're even more popular than the Cubs in this part of Illinois : )