Friday, July 10, 2009

Take me out to the ball game...

The Triplets have been to two Minor League games and they are hooked! Well, they love the food:) I am finding more and more I am letting the kids eat whatever:( Both times we have sat at field level which I think makes it more fun for them. I sure like it a lot better. Also, where we sit the bleachers (general admission) are pretty empty. That way we can have some room for the kids to move around. William is 2 for 2 with knocking our soda over. I always said in business, if you can't be real good at what you do at least be consistent:)

I try to keep them "in the game" as much as possible by telling them we must watch the batter to see if he is going to hit the ball to us. Funny enough, both Addison and Jackson got their first baseballs last week! Both were foul balls that the relief pitchers grabbed. They usually walk over to the mob of kids and toss them the ball. The first ball went to Addison! What can I say, she is already learning that she is the one with the power when it comes to men. Must run in the family:) The second foul ball went to Jackson. The boys had humor in their favor. Their Aunt Rhonda gave them some hilarious shirts a while back. These said "I want Muscles." We got several comments on their shirts. We'll get William a baseball soon.

Both games we made it to the 7th inning stretch which is around 9pm. The Triplets actually said they were tired and ready to go. Funny how it works at games. They are focused on the game at first (as much as an almost three year old can be focused), then they get a little rowdy, but they eventually start crashing and being calm again.

On a somewhat sad note I was surprised (kind of) to see that the chosen baseball for major league baseball that is made by Rawlings is in fact, made in CHINA! I am all for free trade but COME ON! What next? Let them print our money for us? :)

Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
Jim Bouton

You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the darn (replaced to make it G rated) plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all.
Earl Weaver


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