And you thought baseball was over! Ryan’s new team started practicing about a month ago. This weekend is their first tournament. We are very excited about this team. His practices are only 1 1/2 hours 2x a week and there is just one tournament a month in town. His last team was double for both. For us it is the right amount. The coach is having everyone play and everyone move around. They had a pretty brutal first game. They only had one base runner…a walk. I have to say I was a little surprised when Harvey let me know they won this morning 7-6 with a walk-off single and then again later 13-5. Ryan had two great bunt singles, a solid single driving in two runs, two great plays at second, and a great inning pitching. I am so happy he is getting to play so many positions. He won’t get to play some of them much longer as the boys get more competitive, so I want him to enjoy it now.
He is something to watch. He does all of the silly hand gestures to the sky and saluting like Pagan and Romo. It just cracks everyone up. Another kid showed up with pink shoelaces today! : ) Such a trendsetter.
Ryan truly loves everything about the game…the strategy, the teammates, the coaches, the playing, the accessories, the tri-tip, the Gatorade, the gum, the sunflower seeds, the travel, the gear, the signals, the hand motions…everything!
I don’t think there has been anything else that we have bought Ryan that has gotten more use than his catcher gear when he was 5. After four years, it’s starting to go. Poor coach had to fix it every time he’s used it this weekend.
This coach has five teams. One of the 16U players helps coach and Ryan just loves that he is a catcher too. He has been teaching them how to block. Ryan got to be batboy for the 14U yesterday.
Better head to bed. First game is at 8!