Saturday, March 7, 2009

Go Red Sox

Today was opening day for T-ball. We started the day off bright and early (seriously, 7 a.m. on a Saturday, people!) with a parade. Each team decorated a truck and then drove through Smyrna to the ball fields waving to the masses lining the streets.

Jack and Alex ready to ride in the parade
All the trucks decorated and ready to go

Kirsten, Ellie, Melody, Charlie, and I cheered as they drove by

After the parade was the opening ceremony which included a field dedication and the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. It was quite a celebration for Little League baseball!

Jack and his teammates rolling around on the grass sitting nicely during the opening ceremony

From left to right; Cole, Jack, and Gunner in the dugout
Then we had our first game! The Red Sox played outfield first. Jack did a fabulous job of standing around watching the ball roll past him fielding all balls that came his way. He did have one great moment where he bent down, picked up the ball rolling by him and threw it towards first base. It was a great throw and we were very proud.

Getting ready in the dugout
Getting a few pointers from Coach Todd

He did a fabulous job batting and got hits both times he was up. He also scored two runs!
Great job, Jack!!

It's a hit!
He makes it safe to first base!
And then heads home!

We enjoyed watching the game. Melody made a new friend with another little sister there supporting her brother. And Charlie tried to sleep and cried when the cheering got too noisy. Hopefully he'll be a better sport next week!

Melody with her new friend, Katie

Check out the cute pigtails!
Playing "gotcha" with Ellie
It's shaping up to be a great season for the Red Sox!

Spring 2009 Smyrna Red Sox
From left to right; Carter, Gunner, Andrew, Cole, Jack, and Johnny with Coaches Todd and John


Amy - AKA - TigerMommie said...

All right.........great team, Red Sox!!!.........Great pics.....

Anonymous said...

THat made me smile, I needed that today!

Kelli said...

Cute pics!! We have only had a few practices...I don't think we have opening ceremony until the very end of March. It looks like the Red Sox are going to have a fun time playing tball!!

Pam said...

That's so cute. But seriously, 7am? As the morning?! That really stinks.

Thank goodness I have girls. Girls don't do anything that early in the morning. At least nothing in the way of an organized sport where you have to show up. Whew!

Great pictures too, btw!

Grammy said...

Give Jack a high five from grammy and granddaddy!

Twisted Cinderella said...

Looks like fun!

Krystyn said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun. That parade looks like a hoot!

Lisa said...

That parade was a killer especially without having caffeine first. Little girly might have been happier if I had fed her breakfast first too.

It looks like Jack did well. My guys played at 1:30 and it was incredibly hot (or maybe that was because I was chasing a toddler?)

Gina Carlin said...

So cute. This has such a charming small town feel to it. I love places like this.

Alex Powell said...

Um... Jack was 4 for 4. Just wanted to clear that up. ;-)