Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sam's first Little League game

After weeks of rainouts, Sam finally got to play his first-ever Little League game in his spiffy Blue Dragons uniform.

It was a doubleheader with Sam playing at 11 and Max playing across town at noon.

Sam's first position... pitcher. He fielded three groundballs but didn't quite get the hang of tossing it over to first.

Watch: Sam's first hit

Watch: Sam's first home run 

And perhaps the best part of the game? Postgame treats!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Spring Break - Part 3

Spring Break - Part 2

Spring Break - Part 1

We spent our Spring Break on a 4-day trip to Vashon Island with our neighbors/friends/co-Little League coaches John & Trina and their boys Henry & Teddy. We rented a house near the beach and had a great time.

Here are a few photo highlights:

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Opening Day on a smaller scale

The big leaguers opened on Thursday and their younger counterparts in the Rainier District Little League got things started today.
Leading off the day was an early morning parade for all the teams.

Meet Sam’s T-Ball team, the Blue Dragons

And here’s Max’s Rockets ready to blast off.



Showing off his fancy, new uniform before his first game.

Rockin’ the eye black

Max’s first at bat against a kid pitcher. He led off and got hit in the wrist on the very first pitch.

He was fine and finished out the day playing two games and collecting a hit, a couple of walks and lots of pizza afterwards.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Happy Opening Day!

The Mariners won and my home team was there to root them on!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Play Ball 2: The Next Generation

Sam had his first ever baseball practice this morning.

He brought his usually energy and enthusiasm. During the team introductions he announced his name loud and proud and maybe a little out of turn. He also circled his finger around his ear to tell his coach and teammates that that meant crazy.

Sam has lots of friends he knows on the team and some kiddos that will be new friends.

I'm helping to coach with my friend, Khalid and Charlie.

Play Ball!