Baseball 2011

Baseball season has finally begun. For Landon that means 2 baseball teams; we signed him up for a team, but the coach thought he was great in the field and asked him if he would also join his travel team. Landon was flattered and really excited about the offer, so Tony and I talked it over and figured we let him give it a try.

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Saturday was supposed to be the opening day parade and the kids’ first games, but as luck would have it, it got rained out. Sunday turned out to be a pretty decent day though and the travel team had their first game.  

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We didn’t know he had a game until early Sunday afternoon, and Landon wasn’t exactly thrilled when we told him he had to go. It wasn’t that he didn’t want to play baseball, he was more concerned that he had to travel an hour away for the game. He hates long car rides…anything over 10 minutes and he starts freaking out.

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This is his first year doing kid pitch and he was a little nervous about that. We’ve had so much rain that they’ve only had 3 practices and Landon missed one when we went to DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival, so he’s a little rusty. Add that to the fact that he’s never practiced with the travel team (or even met any of the kids!) and he was a ball of nerves on the ride to the game. His coach had him play outfield and third, two positions he’s never really played before, but his dad told me he did a good job. (It was really cold out on Sunday, so I opted to stay home with Harper.)

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They ended up losing 12-1,(mostly because the other team could hit) and ended the game at the 4th inning. The boys really need some practice…and we have rain in the forecast for the next 4 days. I sure hope they can get some practice in before their first tournament next weekend!

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