The rec council that my kids play softball and baseball in have quite a few ballfields they use that are scattered through the area. However, only one of this fields has lights. This means that a night game playing ‘under the lights’ is a big event for the teams involved and the kids really look forward to it.
Unfortunately, because of the number of teams, the fact that baseball and softball run at the same time and the limited number of days during the school year where a night game is feasible the schedule works out so that each time gets one ‘under the lights’ game per season…. which brings us to the title of this post.
In the five years that my kids have been playing in this council, every single night game they have sceduled, every… single… one…, has been rained out. For FIVE years. Last night was my daughters night softball game. Rained out. Tonight is my sons night baseball game. Forcast calls for rain and thunderstorms.
Lets hope this post does something do break the curse.
So yesterday we found out the names for the boy’s Baseball and the youngest daughters Softball teams.
The Daughter has a infatuation with Lions and Tigers. It borders on a complete obsession really. From screaming ‘LLLLLIIIIIIIIOOONNNNNNNNN!’ so loud it nearly burst my eardrum during the safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to sleeping under a mountain of stuffed felines. If I remember correctly her first words were the complete script of ‘The Lion King’. So when she heard that her team was the Detroit Tigers she screamed like…. well, she screamed like a little girl. Once again nearly bursting one of my eardrums.
Later the same day we’re picking up the boy’s uniform and we found out his team name is the Milwaukee Brewers. So after I belt out a nice ‘YES!’ I look over and notice my wife has her face buried in her hands once again (she seems to do that alot when we’re out in public. I haven’t quite yet figured out why). It took a bit of explaining to the boy until he understood why I liked the team name and if you haven’t yet figured out why yourself, just take another look at the title and header graphic for the blog again.
side note: The sponsor of the boy’s team happens to be the local mortician. Oh well… you can’t win ‘em all. At least its not Chico’s Bail Bonds.
For our latest mission, we turned a little league baseball game in Hermosa Beach, California into a major league event. Enjoy the video below and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos.
ht: The Anchoress
Can we PLEASE get moving on this Spring thing? I mean come on… the temp dropped to 24d here last night and my furnace is about to go on strike. My youngest daughter has had five scheduled softball practices so far. THREE have been canceled because it was too cold (< 40d in all cases). The boy has had four baseball practices so far. They’ve done their best to get them in but just about all have ended early because of the temps. Not to mention its just not natural to have to wear a winter jacket watching your kid (who’s wearing about 5-6 layers of clothes) trying to hit and field the ball while dressed like Ralphie’s little brother in A Christmas Story.
It is APRIL and not JANUARY… right?