Thursday, July 30, 2015

Play Ball

During Mini Blazer Week at camp, Anna June made this baseball craft.

We didn't need camp to get us to think about baseball, though.

Ben and AJ watch the Milwaukee Brewers nearly every night, when we are home and it is on. Sometimes we listen to games in the car. Sometimes Ben listens wherever he is.

In fact, Ben has been pursuing trade rumors for weeks, and I will be glad at the end of the day tomorrow, when all trades are done.

We're pretty in to baseball.

Anna June went on Sunday to the first in a series of "sandlot" style baseball games at Avondale Park. The folks that run Southside Ball wanted to give kids an opportunity to play together without coaches or umpires - just for fun. They had about 10 kids on Sunday, even in the oppressive heat at 5:00 PM. The kids rotated positions and took turns batting. The adults did supervise and make suggestions, and they pitched to the kids, since most were AJ's size and not ready for that particular skill.

She had a good time and is looking forward to going back.

She will be playing "Fall Ball" from September to November. We will give details to those interested when we get her schedule. She *may* be going to other ballparks to play if there are not enough players to form a league for her age group. We will see.


Annie Gallitz said...

I'm so glad that she wants to keep it up. SO good for her. ( alot of running around for Mom and Dad,

Laura Gallitz said...

Yes, I am sort of hoping it doesn't become a "travel" team. But she is having fun and doing something physical.