Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Last night was our :-( last all-star game. Our boys fought and fought! But they just couldn't pull it out in the end! We were down 6-1 in the 2nd inning and we, positive thinking parents, thought for sure, we were done. But in the middle of the 5th inning we were down 9-3. Somehow our boys rallied and came back to tie it up. Background info for peewee ball . . . we are only supposed to play 5 innings. However, you cannot have a tie ballgame when you are in tournament play. We fought and fought and held them off in the 6th inning, but the 7th inning got us. They scored 4 runs, and we just couldn't catch them. It was 8:30pm and our ballgame had started at 6pm. I think that is long enough for 8 year old boys to have to focus on a single activity, huh?
Who here, feels bad for the team that had to play AFTER our game? We should have been done around 7:45. At 8:45 we came off the field and the umpires still are required to take a 15 minute break between games! Poor kids were lucky to get out of the ballfield at 11pm last night!
We had a great time playing allstars. Griffin is finally "there" with his enjoyment and understanding of the game. I would have never told you when we started Griffin playing this game that it could possibly be so serious at the age of 8! But, really, it is. . . serious!
Great job, Griffin, for just making the team! We are so proud of you!!! And thanks for some very fun nights (and nail biter nights) of watching you play!

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