Saturday, May 14, 2011

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Here in Baltimore in the spring there are 2 and lacrosse. Depending on what your father grew up playing, usually determines what the sports the sons would play. When my hubby grew up, he played baseball. So it was a natural thing for his sons to do...

Ian only plays rec council baseball, which is much different than what his brother Josh played. Don't get me wrong, Josh "had" to play rec council ball too, but he hated every second of it. He would much rather have just played travel ball and high school ball, where the level of play is just a little more serious and the skill level a little more refined. Anyway, back to Ian. Ian is my kid who likes to do lots of things...he isn't too obsessed with baseball the way Josh was, but he still likes to play.

As a young teenage girl, I was sort of a tomboy. I played softball as that's all that girls were allowed to play back then. I was much like Josh...frustrated with the level of skill. I was a pretty good player and made a hand picked allstar team two years in a row. My favorite positions were third base and I would also pitch.

Ian likes to play third base. Josh also use to play third base but went on to become an awesome catcher in his travel league as well as high school. So far Ian's team isn't doing that bad this year. He is being coached again by Mr. Glenn, for the third year and he has already hit one home run in his first game. So most Monday and Thursday nights you will find me on the baseball diamond, cheering on Ian and his team. Go Cardinals!

Until next time....


  1. Good morning Dee,
    First...what a handsome son!
    I think it's wonderful no matter what 'style' baseball they play - they are out there doing 'healthy' things and that's just wonderful.

    Our grandson is in baseball - in fact there's a tournament this morning - but it's raining right now. Not sure if it will be cancelled.

    Enjoy and thanks for sharing.


  2. Wonderful post~ enjoyed reading about the boys~ great pics~ Go cardinals!!!Fun time!!!

  3. Ahhhh....You bring back good memories, Dee - my son played baseball too - started out as an outfielder (because he was the only one who throw the ball any distance), but ended up as catcher and first baseman....I enjoyed the sunny days at the park, but seemed like we had just as many rain-filled ones! Enjoy your memory-making! (Nice looking boys!) Smiles ~ Robin

  4. I loved to watch my son play baseball.
    I enjoyed watching our grand sons play ball too!
    This year they decided not to play ~ I'm so bummed ~ I'm going to miss that summer past time.
    Prim Blessings