Tuesday was Brigham's first baseball game. He played against some 5 year old boys. You would think that his team (the Yankees) would have trumped the other team but oddly enough, not one boy on Brigham's team has played baseball before. It was a LONG game for Hyrum and Levi to sit through but David and I got a kick out of all these little kids not knowing what they were doing. At one point, our catcher nailed the batter in the head with a ball that he was throwing back to the coach. Thank goodness for helmets!
They play machine pitch for the first few throws and if that isn't successful then the coach comes in and pitches. It took a while with most of the boys!
They don't keep score and there is no stealing of bases so it was funny when Brigham hit the ball and ran to first base and Levi yelled, "Keep running Brigham!!!" Even though the ball was still being chased after, I had to inform Levi of the rules of this type of baseball. But 2 kids batting later, Brigham steals home base. Of course that just sets it off for the rest of the kids and they all ran to home base. All the parents just laughed.
Hyrum was pretty darn bored until he met some friends :)
I couldn't help but think of my Uncle Chuck and Ronald while Brigham was playing. Brigham looks so much like my brother when he was younger and this is the only sport he played. This made me think of Chuck of course because everyone always said Ronald looked like Chuck growing up and he loves baseball.
I really think Brigham might stick to this game. It is perfect for his asthma.