his sweet little team was really good though. they all worked together really well (the 3 kids who consistently hit home runs didn't hurt either) and through some really hard work they made it to the t-ball championship game. i gotta say, most of the time i was pretty calm, except for the time brooks was up to bat and the bases were loaded. thank God he hit his first triple that day! other than that i was of the mind frame that as long as he tried he did a good job. not this game though. for some reason i really wanted to win. maybe it was my inner competitive spirit coming out. other than a good board game our boys could really care less about wining a game. brooks really only cares about the snack and running around the field like a wild man after the game is over. but this night was different. i even went out and bought him new cleats with the hopes it would help him run faster than the slow mo speed he's been running.
i'll be darned if this kid didn't play like it was his mission along with all the other boys on the team. they were making outs one after another (not our brooks, he still spends most of his time out in right field spinning around in circles. but, he does back up first base like nobody's business). it almost felt like that old book, casey at the bat. his first two at bats he ended up hitting off the tee but running at lightening speed. so fast that the parents on our team who know how he runs were all floored he ran so fast! new shoes clearly did the trick. but it was his third at bat that was the game changer, for brooks anyway. he cracked a coach pitch harder than he ever has. i honestly don't even know what base he ended up on i was jumping up and down with so much excitement. my baby had hit the ball and hit it hard! all of the time and exhaustion was worth it to see his sweet little face come in to the dugout after all those high fives from his coaches. and in the end we were the champions. the padres won 18-7. it was an amazing game. gotta love some baseball under the lights.
look at that sweet little #13. what a doll.