Friday, May 23, 2008

Number 7 in your program, number 1 in my heart.

Rakes had his first ever T-Ball game last night, and I gotta tell you; for a baseball nut like me it was pretty sweet to see my boy take the field.

Batting lead off, he went 2 for 2 (I think the final score was 56-52 or something. Considering most of the kids were playing in the dirt and chasing butterflies, defense was pretty much non-existent. So 2 a/b's was actually good.)
According to Rakes, the best moment of the game was when he laced a line drive off Coach Wendells "tomach". He then proceeded to run toward first like a 2 foot tall version of Ellsbury, took his helmet off, fell down and STILL beat the throw to first. Like I said, Gold Glove candidates they weren't.
Standing on 3rd base while I, the human windmill of a Third Base coach, gave him sage advice like "Run fast and DON'T take your helmet off again" he looks so small and innocent.

Which we all know is a crock. At least the innocent part.

Notice his number?

The Original Dirt Dog has company.


Nichole M said...

Those are the cutest pictures ever! And, yes, I *did* notice his number. ;-)

Krystle [RSO] said...

Did his dad chose 7?


Ted D said...

Thanks Nichole. It helps when you have a good subject to photograph.

Krystle, of COURSE Dad chose 7!! I asked for 15, but they only went to 12. 'Cause he's gonna be lucky to get as tall as Pedie. ;)

Beth said...

Daw! Now THAT is cute! A new DD is born!

Ted D said...

Hey Beth! Little sucker got into a fight with one of the kids on his team over the ball.

Rakes played sort of a roving SS; wherever the ball went, he roved.


Tex said...

he's Shortstop? heh

nice pics

Ted D said...

It's perfect, right Tex?

It was awesome for me to see.

HorshamScouse said...

Great pics, Ted. That helmet looks big enough for him to sit in!

Tree Newt said...

Hey, if Pedie can make the bigs, there's hope for Rakes. The boy has drive, that's for sure! He obviously didn't get his t-ball skillz from his uncle Mattie, because he's paying way too much attention to the game itself instead of cataloging the various bugs and plant life in his immediate area!

Ted D said...

It just about was, Horsham!

I just want him to have fun, Mattie. And so far he is, so it's great.

~**Dawn**~ said...

First thing I noticed was his number!

Ted D said...

I figured you might, Dawn!