We signed Biscuit up with a different baseball league this year because last year's league left a lot to be desired. There were no practices, just five games that were supposed to serve as practice and games. The kids didn't seem to learn a whole lot. Also, our coach sent out an email the night before the last game saying, "Something has come up, and I won't be able to attend the last game. But you parents know what to do." Are you kidding me?! We parents did handle it, but that just left a bad taste in my mouth.
This year's league seems to be more stable. The only thing that would make it better is if we could have some Saturdays without rain.
The season officially started back in March. We've had baseball practice every Thursday night since March 12 (except for spring break week). The season is supposed to be six games long, and we should've had four games by now. But we've had so much rain that we've only had one game. One game!
They've already scheduled two makeup games, including one on the night of Biscuit's big school play. He'll have to miss that one because he has a part in the play, and I've already bought supplies to make his costume. No spoilers. The program is May 14.
Anyway, here are a couple of pictures from Biscuit's one and only baseball game so far this season.
|Elbows up. Hands together. Feet shoulder-width apart. Good stance, boy.|
|I wonder if closing his eyes gives him more power?|
|He has to learn to pick up the pace a bit when running from base to base.|
|Looking good and ready. Nothing will get past him!|
|The kids get four pitches from the coach, and if they don't hit it, they hit it |
off the tee. Biscuit hit it the first time and used a tee on his second at-bat.
|Lookin' like a pro. And apparently, I'm not allowed |
to call it an "outfit." It's a very manly uniform!
|Hanging out on second base, |
waiting for someone to hit him in.
|Good game! They don't keep score yet, although they do |
count outs. Each team hits until they get three outs or six runs.
Biscuit seems to be enjoying playing this year more than he did last year. And I'm glad because apparently, we'll be playing for quite a while!