Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My favorite ball player

Fall ball is in full swing. I love watching Tanek play ball or actually any sport he does. It is just fun to watch. I love watching the kids at this age. They are just too cute. They played a Starke team and I think the oldest child must have been only 5. They were all so small and just beginning. Some of them didn't even know which base to run too. One ran from home plate to 2nd, another from 1st to 3rd. But everyone cheered for the little guys anyway. It is nice when the coaches and parents watch for fun and not act like it is a world series game. I think most of you know what I mean. It can get that way at times even at this young level and that is pretty sad for the kids.
I like to watch Tanek play catcher. And if you are a coach or umpire you better watch him too. He is likely to throw the ball at you when you least expect it. His goal is to get that ball back to the pitcher as quick as possible.

At least this year the catcher's equipment doesn't come below his knees and he can actually bend over in it now.

And you can even see his eyes under the helmet this season.

He is doing so much better this year at the game and really enjoying it.


Timeless and Treasured, Photography by Heather said...

Aww - I miss that little baseball player! And I Love your new bloggy design!

Alice said...

yeah, he can actually see the ball this year since he grew into his helmet :) he's so cute!

Karen said...

OH MY WORD!! He is just so cute and I think that little boys learning to play baseball is one of the most precious things ever. Do they make little sand piles at the bases? I remember that from Austin's early years :). And that's so funny about watch out if you're the coach or umpire! Go Tanek!